Australia

8 Reasons Why Abu Dhabi The Best Stop On The Way To Oz

7 min readFlying through Abu Dhabi? There may have been a time when Irish travellers opinion of stopping over in the UAE capital wouldn’t fill you with any more excitement than the opportunity to stretch your legs and to bask in the glory of a toilet with head-room (6ft3, the struggle is real) before catching your connection. … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Abu Dhabi The Best Stop On The Way To Oz

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The Latest On Plans To Increase Australia Visa Age Limit to 35 Years Old

1 min readYou may remember a couple of months ago, the Australian Government ruffled more than a few feathers when announcing some changes to its immigration visas. One of these changes was a proposal, ratified to increase the age limit of viable applicants of the Working Holiday Visa from 30 to 35 from 1st July … Continue reading The Latest On Plans To Increase Australia Visa Age Limit to 35 Years Old

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What Travelling by Taxi Looks like Around the World

Posted 2 months ago in Asia

6 min read“Taxi!” You call as you wave a hand in the air hoping to flag down a passing yellow cab or one of the numerous cars marked by a duly denoted “taxi” sign on its roof.

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Vivid Sydney: Lighting Up the Night in the Land Down Under

2 min readSydney, the city from the place Down Under, has its best icons and more lit up in a colourful array of spectacular lights on display as part of its 23-day festival. Vivid Sydney challenges and inspires artists, innovators, and designers to take Sydney’s city landscape and turn it into a giant art collection for the public … Continue reading Vivid Sydney: Lighting Up the Night in the Land Down Under

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Best Brunch Spots in Sydney & Melbourne

4 min readWe’ve sent thousands of you to Australia over the past few years and have gotten your feedback on the best brunch spots to hit up in Sydney and Melbourne on a budget. Although the brunch possibilities are almost endless, we’ve come up with our top 3 for each city. Ireland may have finally … Continue reading Best Brunch Spots in Sydney & Melbourne

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Ranking The Best City Stopovers On The Way East

Posted 3 months ago in Asia

11 min readDublin to Tokyo? 9,579km. Dublin to Sydney? 17,204km. Dublin to Auckland? 18,167km. You don’t need us to tell you that’s a monster distance and unsurprisingly, you won’t be able to from A to B without a stopover. Long haul stopovers are either a painful and necessary evil or a massive opportunity to explore … Continue reading Ranking The Best City Stopovers On The Way East

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What Australia’s Plans To Scrap the 457 Visa Means For You

3 min readIt’s a pretty safe bet that the vast majority of us awoke this morning, rather groggy from the Easter weekend. What we all probably weren’t banking on however was the news from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on plans to abolish one of the country’s visa programmes – the 457 Visa.

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The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

Posted 4 months ago in Asia

4 min readBackpacking is the dream, but don’t let those inevitably difficult moments as you explore the world on a shoestring cloud your judgement of how lucky you are to be on this adventure. There is something impossibly appealing about the ‘one-way ticket and let’s see what happens’ philosophy when it comes to travel. We … Continue reading The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

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Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

12 min readMaking the decision to leave Ireland behind for a while and relocate abroad is seldom one made on a whim. The impact on your career, family, relationships, finances and much more need to be weighed up but often it’s the change in lifestyle and raging jealousy of others that’ll persuade you to do it. … Continue reading Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

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This Airline Is Introducing Free In-Flight Netflix and Spotify!

1 min readAir passengers rejoice, the days of in-flight boredom are being treated with urgent disdain by this international airline… Australia’s national airline, Qantas have announced plans to roll out FREE Netflix and Spotify to it’s in-flight entertainment armory later this month. The days of frantically saving your playlists offline while simultaneously killing your storage space … Continue reading This Airline Is Introducing Free In-Flight Netflix and Spotify!

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