Travel Guides

Working Holiday in Australien


Coming to Canada: Guidelines for Visitors

So, youve planned your trip to Canada. Your flight is booked, hotel reservations are made and your itinerary is set. But before you get too excited about riding to the top of the CN Tower, you should take care of a few other important details.


It's Never Too Late To Become A Surfer Dude

A few months ago, a friend called to ask if I'd like to join her on a surfing lesson at Manly Beach in Sydney. Giving thought to my answer, two images flashed to mind. My thirty-nine year old battle weary body, attempting to hang five with a gaggle of bewildered foreign backpackers and pointing school kids. And more vividly, the look on the faces of my settled couple and married-with-kids friends if they knew I was even considering the idea.


Australisch - Deutsch Wörterbuch

Kleines australisches Slang Dictionary für (fast) alle begriffe die im offiziellen Wörterbuch fehlen


Wittenoom, Western Australia

wittenoom, western australia. its almost a ghost town now with only a few residents left in this area. an nice spot for a quiet holiday off the beaten track...


Alice Springs

Australier halten Alice Springs für wenig mehr als eine Müllhalde auf dem Stuart Highway auf halben Weg zwischen Adelaide und Darwin mit deutlich höheren Benzinpreisen und Verbrechensraten. Viele bezeichnen die Stadt als das "Cape Town Australiens" aufgrund der hohen Anzahl an Schlägereien, Drogendelikte und Raubüberfälle. Das ist natürlich zutreffend, man sollte aber auch die regemässigen Einbrüche, Vergewaltigungen und Schießereien nicht vergessen. Wenn Sie von Einheimischen eingeladen werden oder ein Ladengeschäft betreten, sollten sie deshalb immer laut "DON'T SHOOT!" rufen bevor sie eintreten.


Backpacker cars in Australia

No offer for you in the ride board? Need a car? Here some advice for car buyers about cheap cars in Australia!


Great Ocean Road

The must see road if you travel from Melbourne to Adelaide. Visit Koalas, Lighthouses, the Twelve Apostles, London Arch, lots of beaches and national parks - here is a short list of things to see and do.


Hostel Etiquette

Sleeping in close quarters with anywhere from 4 to forty people has the potential to bring with it a sleepless night. If you're unlucky, you might be sharing with a snorer or two, some squeaky beds with people tossing about on them, shagging couples, shagging drunken strangers, people with stinky shoes and mouldy clothes, loud talkers, people who enjoy turning the light on at 3am, bag rustlers, thieves and any variety or combination of these annoying occurrences.


US and Canada hotel rooms for free

For the past few months, I've been taking advantage of a program to get free hotel rooms. If you go to certain chain hotel web sites, you will notice that they offer a Best Price Guarantee or the first night is free.


Wilderness Survival Backpacking Tips

Why should you learn wilderness survival skills just for backpacking? They may save your life someday, and for ultralight enthusiasts like myself, skills replace gear, and therefore weight. The best reason, however, may be that it's just a good feeling to know you can deal with whatever comes up. It makes you feel more at home.


Atlantic City - The Painful Way

Travelling to Atlantic City, the East Coast Las Vegas, can be difficult, especially if you cut corners on your mode of transport...


The classy way to do Western Australia

Okay, so road trips in Western Australia might bring to mind punishing distances and dusty towns, and accidentally forgetting to fill up on petrol only to pass your remaining three days under the thin shade of a dead tree wondering if any car is likely to come your way. And no doubt this is readily available in a state the size of many small countries sticky-taped together, with frequent stretches of desert - by Alyssa Betts