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What jobs can you do on an Australian working holiday?

Saw-wielding ghost train monster, fruit picker, Outback barmaid, funeral insurance cold caller… What do all these professions have in common? They were all jobs on my two-year working holiday in Australia. My name’s Rachael, STA Travel Digital Marketing Exec, Love Island enthusiast and owner of one kick ass (weird, but nevertheless…) CV.

Taking the plunge and going on a working holiday visa in Australia can be both daunting and exciting, all at the same time. You’ll be constantly wondering ‘What if I don’t get a job?’, ‘How hard is it to find work?’ or just plain saying ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING!’. It’s okay, I found myself asking the exact same questions when I booked my flight five months before I left, because I’m impulsive & apparently enjoy giving my parents a heart attack (don’t do that – unless it’s super cheap, then who cares about our parents?).

All jokes aside, I’m here to tell you that it’s easier than you think, and you can pretty much do just about anything to work your way around Australia – my friend once dressed up as a mascot for a corner shop.

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10 ways to get the most out of a Southeast Asia tour

So you’re off on a journey around Southeast Asia to soak up the sun, sand, spice and spirituality – what could possibly go wrong?!

Well, you’d be surprised. Our travellers nearly always come home with a few regrets – thankfully not the ‘I crashed my moped, concussed myself, lost all my belongings and then got deported’ sort of regrets, but more the kind that revolve around the things they didn’t see or do – things they could have seen and done if they hadn’t been hungover in bed, or at least could have done better.

So we thought we’d put together a list of travelling do’s and don’ts to ensure you suck every last drop of fun out of your Southeast Asian adventure tour – and some of these are even applicable to those travelling independently…

 

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West is best! Canada photo diary

I’m Rosie. A pink hair enthusiast, closet Come Dine With Me fan and Digital Designer at STA Travel’s head office in London. I recently got sent to Canada with eight other lucky STA-ers on an educational trip (otherwise known as a ‘don’t hate me because I work in travel’ trip). Here’s what happened.

Beautiful places make for beautiful pictures, and Canada’s West Coast gave me no shortage of insane photo opportunities.

Our first stop was Vancouver, one of North America’s most populated cities. British Colombia’s (BC) weather was thankfully on our side. As we headed from the airport to our hostel, the contrast of city and mountains was unmistakeable. It was a sunny Saturday as we headed into the suburbs, amidst community fairs and weekend soccer matches.

Arriving in Jericho, we definitely were not in Vancouver city anymore. Jericho’s coastal area is home to beautiful beaches where we enjoyed lunch at the Jericho Sailing Centre. As you can imagine, the fresh fish menu did not disappoint.

Jericho beach

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The best Pride parades on the planet

It’s true, love really does make the world go round.

That’s love, not money. And definitely not the conservation of angular momentum. Insert confused face <here>.

To celebrate Pride in London this weekend and all those extraordinary LGBT warriors out there, we gave one of our Round the World routes the rainbow treatment based on the best places to protest and party.

Look lively, you DO NOT want to miss the float on this one.

LGBT – Let’s Go Bloody Travelling!

From £1,799 (inclusive of taxes, love hearts and pots of gold at the end of rainbows…)

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8 of the UK’s best summer pop-ups

With a BYOB beach boasting sandy floors and pastel coloured huts, to an old school drive-in cinema, it’s clear that 2017 is the year of the pop-up. To ensure you’re acquainted with the UK’s top going-ons, we got in touch with DesignMyNight for their top summer picks.

neverland london pop up

Neverland, London

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