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Make travel plans for after COVID!

How Do I Plan My Travels During COVID?

We know that planning your travels during the current COVID-19 outbreak isn’t as obvious as it sounds. Normally, in uncertain times, our instinct is to hold off on making any decisions because anything can change from one day to the … Read More

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Working Holiday Visa: Australia vs. New Zealand

So you’ve decided to head off on a Working Holiday Visa You want somewhere far away, somewhere to really get out and explore a land different to your own, right?! Now for most of the world, nowhere is further away … Read More

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How To Make The Most Of Your Working Holiday

The best choice I’ve ever made in my life was deciding to do a Working Holiday in Australia And I have now been away for 12 years and helped 1000s of backpackers with every travel, life advice and employment question … Read More

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MELBOURNE AND BEYOND

Quokka: an animal you didn't know you could see in Australia

Things You Didn’t Know You Could See/Do In Australia

We all know the things that Australia is known for: Beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, barefoot surfers, icons like the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House, quarrelsome kangaroos and cuddly koalas, barbecues, venomous arachnids, vegemite… The list … Read More

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A tour group pose in front of a tour bus

What Is A Tour And Why Should You Go On One?

For First Time Solo Travellers Or less-experienced travellers in general, making decisions when trying to plan for the ultimate travel adventure can be incredibly daunting. How to get from one place to another, how to see everything you want to … Read More

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Traveller skydives with instructor

When Is The Best Time To Take A Gap Year?

It’s The Question Worth A Million Dollars… Or at the very least, a couple thousand. When is the perfect time to take a gap year? If you’re indecisive by nature, it’s a question that will make your skin crawl. And … Read More

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BACKPACKER BUDGETING

The Minimum Wage In Australia Is Lit 🔥 For Working Holiday Visa Makers

Wherever you are in the world I can promise you I know the most stressful part of travelling, 100% of the time, without a doubt. MONEY. I mean packing and the actual travelling (overnight buses, sleeping in airports, hitchhiking) part … Read More

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How To Save For Your Travels In Australia

Backpacker Economics: Saving Tips For Your Big Trip….   You’ve booked your flights, you’ve bought your journal and you’ve started writing your bucket list for your travelling adventure. It’s then that it hits you, ‘THIS IS REAL AND I NEED … Read More

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Backpacker Date Night Ideas | Melbourne

TOP 5 BACKPACKING DATE NIGHTS IN MELBOURNE So you’ve made eye contact across the free breakfast, engaged in lackluster conversation when entering the dorm and now you’ve even passed each other in the corridor. The time is now – ask … Read More

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ALL BLOGS

Make travel plans for after COVID!

How Do I Plan My Travels During COVID?

We know that planning your travels during the current COVID-19 outbreak isn’t as obvious as it sounds. Normally, in uncertain times, our instinct is to hold off on making any decisions because anything can change from one day to the

Read More »
Quokka: an animal you didn't know you could see in Australia

Things You Didn’t Know You Could See/Do In Australia

We all know the things that Australia is known for: Beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, barefoot surfers, icons like the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House, quarrelsome kangaroos and cuddly koalas, barbecues, venomous arachnids, vegemite… The list

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Traveller at the 12 Apostles

Travelling In Your 30s

Most of us still associate a “gap year” as being only for the youngins  Aged between 18-21, who need to venture out of their safety net and see the world before settling into a career or further education. We’re here

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Travelling As A Couple

Travelling as a couple is arguably one of the biggest challenges any relationship can face. It will show you a side of your partner that perhaps you’ve never seen before. You’ll be tested in a way that only travelling and

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A tour group pose in front of a tour bus

What Is A Tour And Why Should You Go On One?

For First Time Solo Travellers Or less-experienced travellers in general, making decisions when trying to plan for the ultimate travel adventure can be incredibly daunting. How to get from one place to another, how to see everything you want to

Read More »
Traveller skydives with instructor

When Is The Best Time To Take A Gap Year?

It’s The Question Worth A Million Dollars… Or at the very least, a couple thousand. When is the perfect time to take a gap year? If you’re indecisive by nature, it’s a question that will make your skin crawl. And

Read More »

Which YouTubers Love Welcome to Travel?

Love watching videos of people on their travel (and other) adventures? Clearly, so do we! Over the years, we’ve come across a handful of inspiring YouTubers who produce really engaging content. We’ve been lucky enough to be part of their

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Why Travel To Australia?

You want to go travelling, but why Australia? You’ve been thinking about it for a while. Your friends have done it, you’ve heard the stories and seen the Insta games improved. It’s the perfect time for you to go travelling

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WTF Is A Travel Community Manager?

WTF is a Travel Community Manager?!? Something we pride ourselves at Welcome To Travel is in depth, personalised and genuine customer service to each and every customer. A big part of this service is about life after the 8-day and

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Why Do A Welcome Week In Australia?

‘I’m going to Australia, but how do I actually start my adventure?’ This is the conundrum for many a traveller. The flights are booked, the visa secured, but what does that first week look like? Travelling Australia is different to

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Things Never Said In Thailand

WE FOLLOWED UP A HIT! After out first video ‘Things Never Said By Backpackers’ went crazy we kept getting asked to do a follow up. Fortunately we had already written this and had a flight booked to Thailand, but there a

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Things Never Said By Backpackers

Things Got A Little Crazy After Uploading This! In just 7 days this video about backpacking and specifically staying in hostels we reached over 5 million views! SAY WHAAAAAAT! It is great to know that all of our hostel and

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4 Great Sydney Hostels

Over the last decade specifically, hostels have had to evolve and change with the times.  Hotels are cheaper, AirBnB is a thing and it’s a competitive world. That’s without mentioning there’s also a lot more hostels in general. …  Cleanliness

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Phillip Island: The Hidden Gem Of Australia

Phillip Island: Australia’s Little Known Gem Just 2 hours South of Melbourne, Phillip Island is a truly beautiful part of the world. It’s got stunning beaches, wildlife in abundance and incredible surf coast yet to those overseas, Phillip Island is

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4 Travel Bloggers That Piss Us Off

Travel Blogging: a 21st Century Millennial lifestyle and Gen Z must. It seems every person and their dog is either an Instgrammer, vlogger or blogger in travel. So here is a list of 4 bloggers that really piss me off.

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How To Save For Your Travels In Australia

Backpacker Economics: Saving Tips For Your Big Trip….   You’ve booked your flights, you’ve bought your journal and you’ve started writing your bucket list for your travelling adventure. It’s then that it hits you, ‘THIS IS REAL AND I NEED

Read More »

Top 5 Hostels In Melbourne

Melbourne Metro YHA  So we often get stuck in the centre or the beach suburb of a City and there’s nothing wrong with that, it makes things easy to get to and it’s just nice to be by the beach-we’re

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Backpacker Date Night Ideas | Melbourne

TOP 5 BACKPACKING DATE NIGHTS IN MELBOURNE So you’ve made eye contact across the free breakfast, engaged in lackluster conversation when entering the dorm and now you’ve even passed each other in the corridor. The time is now – ask

Read More »

5 Riverside Gems | Welcome To Travel: Melbourne

5 RIVERSIDE GEMS IN MELBOURNE Melbourne has the famous Yarra River winding through the city, thus creating endless opportunities for spectacular restaurant, bar, café and even nightclub locations. Here are a few of our uniquely located favourites. Riverland Literally hidden

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5 Best Beach View Spots | Melbourne

As a Brit that now lives in Australia, there’s something that makes me feel lucky every summer. EVERY SINGLE SUMMER. It’s not just the fact it’s warm, we know Melbourne is warmer than Yorkshire (slightly), but it’s actually the sensation

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Welcome To Travel: Melbourne | Summer 2018 Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaWMM3aQK1M It is here, our Welcome To Travel: Melbourne Summer 2018 video. A pretty epic video, if we do say so ourselves. This is the journey that YOU could be taking in 2018. Melbourne is the best place to start

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6 Cheap (But Great) Nights Out In Melbourne

When you’re travelling you will end up socialising more than normal. You’re constantly meeting new people, making friends and experiencing new places meaning every night seems like your first or last in that town, so what better way to celebrate

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