USIT Work and Travel Blog

12 Year Old Ballin’ in Bali

Posted a year ago in Asia

We’ve all gotten into arguments with our parents, right? BUT have you ever been so angry after that you steal your parents’ credit card to book a 4-day solo trip to Bali?! We didn’t think so! http:// Well one unidentified ballsy Australian 12 year old boy did, and he did it in true Home Alone …

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Flying High For 17 Hours

Ever been on a 17 hour non-stop flight? Neither have we. In fact no one had been until Qantas Airways launched the very first 17 hour non-stop flight between Australia and the UK. With 200 passengers on board, flight QF9 took off on Saturday, March 24th, from Perth at 7pm (local time) and landed in London early …

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[FRIDAY QUIZ] How Well Do You Know Canada?

Canada, eh? From incredible wilderness to bustling metropolitan cities, Canada has it all. Show us how much you know about this diverse and beautiful country.

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James in Kenya – The Brilliant Beaches And Reefs You Won’t Have Heard Of

When you think of Kenya, you’ll immediately think of the Maasi Mara, spending your days tracking the Big Five in the wild. While Kenya is one of the world’s best countries for safari, what you may not know is that it also has some of the very best beaches and snorkelling spots on the planet!  …

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The Interrail Route that will Treat you to the Best of the West

Interested in going Interrailing and see some of the best places Western Europe has to offer? Then hop on board because this railroad trip is the one for you. From Lisbon’s gorgeous beaches all the way to Amsterdam’s quaint canals, you’ll hit almost every major city destination in Europe’s western half. The best part of …

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

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

Backpacking 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 all long …

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The Top 10 Best Countries To Visit, By The Woman Who’s Visited All 196

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

A while ago, we ran a feature on ultimate traveller, Cassie De Pecol who was on the home straight towards being the first woman to visit every country in the world (and in the quickest time). Well, on 2nd Feb 2017 she completed her Expedition 196 when she visited Yemen, the final country to be …

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Unlocking The Secrets of Myanmar: Exploring Southeast Asia’s Least Travelled Nation

Posted 3 years ago in Asia

No matter where in the world makes your Bucket List, there’s always something more exciting about stepping upon less common ground. For every Italy, there is a Bulgaria. For every Brazil, there is an Ecuador. For every Thailand, there is a Myanmar. A beautiful nation, emerging from a troubled past, the nation formerly (and more …

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