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Posted on May 8, 2013 in Guest Posts, Presentation |

Travellers Autobarn – Wake up with a different view every day

Travellers Autobarn is Australia’s favorite campervan rental company, and proud of its customer service and motor homes in the industry. We are not only offering a range of campervans and cars/stationwagons for rent but since 1993 we do also sell with guaranteed buyback from 6 locations Australia-wide: Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Perth and Melbourne. Travellers Auto Barn (est 1993) is a ‘one stop shop’ for the backpackers and budget travellers planning their self drive trip around Australia or simply up the Coast in a campervan. We also have been awarded the TNT Golden Backpack Award 2007, 2008 & 2010 as BEST NATIONAL TRANSPORT COMPANY in Australia. As ex-backpackers, all of us decided to provide the kind of service we would expect ourselves. What you see today is the result. None of the car dealers that were selling to backpackers in 1993 still exist today – but us! Travellers Autobarn knows Australia inside out – it’s our home! We know cars and love our job. Our team is young, reliable, fun and funky with a big passion for travel. Basically, the idea of travelling around Australia by bus is simply out of the question. For most Aussies, not just the adventurous ones, but students, families and retirees, the only way to explore Australia’s hidden secrets is by car. Whether you want a car for a week, a month, or a year, Travellers Autobarn has something for you! We have taken much of the risk (for backpackers) out of buying good value cars. We have also restored confidence in the buyback system with our fixed and written Guaranteed Buyback but we do also offer a variety of other guarantees, always included in a deal with TAB, e.g. 3 day 100% money back guarantee, 2 week total warranty, 5000 km Australia-wide engine and gearbox warranty, Try & Buy Scheme, TAB DRIVE GUIDE – all the information you require to keep your vehicle running plus access to our partner network, Full mechanical inspection and service, Registration & Registration Extension Solutions, Guaranteed Title, Roadworthy Certificate, Roadside assistance membership, FREE CALL Aftersale 1800 support, Access...

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Posted on May 1, 2013 in Guest Posts, Living Abroad |

Top Cities Worldwide For Expats With Children

Planning a move abroad with your family in tow? An international move is a huge undertaking and especially so if you are going to be moving with young children. You will have to take into consideration factors like safety, family friendly neighbourhoods, quality of schools, child care facilities and so on, before you choose a city. According to HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, Canada, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Australia and the United Arab Emirates are the top 5 countries to raise children abroad, based on criteria like standard of education, safety, quality of child care, social integration and cost of raising children. We have listed the best cities in each of these countries that you should consider for your move abroad. Calgary, Canada In a study by MoneySense Canada, Calgary was ranked the top city to live in Canada. The same study also ranked Calgary as the ‘best city to raise kids’ in the country. The city has low crime and unemployment rates, affordable housing options, excellent health care facilities and above average household income. Calgary also topped the study for factors like percentage of families with kids, cost of daycare and population of children under the age of 14. Hong Kong Monocle’s Cities Index named Hong Kong in the Top-5 ‘Most Liveable Cities’ in Asia. Hong Kong fared very well safety, access to nature and tolerance. HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey ranked Hong Kong as the No.1 city in the world for safety of children, quality of child care and standard of education. Hong Kong also finished in the Top-5 countries worldwide for factors like children playing more sport, watching less TV, spending more time outdoors, social integration, spending more time with parents and eating less junk food. Amsterdam, Netherlands According to the United Nation’s latest Human Development Index, the Netherlands in the No.3 best place to live in the world and Amsterdam the best city to live in the country as per a study of all municipalities in the country by Atlas. Various factors like safety, proximity to nature, families with children and quality of education were taken into account....

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Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Australia, Guest Posts, Work in Australia |

Lucrative Job Opportunities in Australia

So you are looking for a new career, maybe you are at a crossroad in your current job or you have recently graduated and don’t know what to do next. Either way, choosing the right position for you is integral to your future growth, but it can also be confusing. Australia has a wealth of opportunities for new career paths and even though we are living in a world of austerity, there are certain career paths that are not only enjoyable but also extremely lucrative. Here are some of the most lucrative careers to start considering today. Engineering Are you an inquisitive person? Do you get excited by learning how things work and why they work? If this sounds like you, then you should give the field of engineering some thought. Engineering is a very broad career path to take, with people employed within the sciences, mining construction companies, architecture and technology. With a career in engineering the possibilities are endless – you could be designing new eco-friendly technology or constructing the latest mining innovation. Mining and construction topped the 2012 highest wage list last year, with many workers earning more than $2200 a week which is double the pay of 20 years ago. If this sounds like a career path that you wish to take, then you may need to look at the training requirements for engineers. Ordinarily this will include a degree in engineering or a related subject and on the job training. However there are some firms that also encourage apprenticeships for passionate graduates and school leavers. Accounting and Finance If you have a distinct aptitude for numbers and finance, then you may want to consider a rewarding financial career. Again, there is a vast wealth of jobs under this umbrella term all the way from bank cashiers through to management positions. If you wish to help a company grow and develop then an accounting career may be perfect for you. Positions within the accounting sector can be challenging as you have to use your initiative to make sure companies are staying on the right financial...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in Guest Posts, Travel, Travel Destinations |

Family Fun in Algonquin Park

Taking a family holiday to the great outdoors is a part of the childhood experience and any child who does not have such an experience is missing out. Algonquin Park has created a number of family friendly activities throughout the park so that families, regardless of wilderness experience and skill level, are able to enjoy everything that mother nature has to offer in a safe and exciting manner. Education & Programming The park is committed to ensuring all visitors have the opportunity to become fully educated about the wilderness they wish to explore. The park has created a number of educational programs for people of all ages as well as a number of educational walks in the park. These events occur at various times throughout the year. You and the family might learn about wolf culture in nature, about the different types of birds you might see on a walk, and about the fish species found in any of the 1,500 lakes and 1,200 kilometers of rivers and streams. Guided Tours The park is filled with guided family tours. You might choose tours with other families or select a private family tour. Families new to outdoor activities often choose to stay in more comfortable accommodations and dine on guide-prepared meals. These tours will dip your toes into outdoor exploration to ensure no one is forced to step too far outside of their comfort zone. Many guided tours offer two guides so that the children and parents can enjoy everything the park has to offer. Families with a bit more experience may choose a more rustic tour where they assist in preparing meals and explore more remote parts of the park to escape the presence of others to truly get back to nature. Many families choose anAlgonquin Park canoe trip to be completely immersed in nature and to get close enough to the Moose bathing in the water to take photos. Miscellaneous Adventure In addition to these adventures, you will have a number of additional options. You might spend a week in a log cabin on a lake where everyone...

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Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Australia, Guest Posts |

Travelling Across Australia for the Risk-Takers

Do you love heart thumping adrenaline? Would you prefer to go bungee jumping than spend your day by the pool? If this sounds like you then you have to consider taking a trip to Australia. It is that time of year again, when we start looking at where we are going to spend our summer holidays. If, like many of us, you love a holiday that will take you out your comfort zone, then Australia has a wealth of activities that are not for the faint of heart. If you still need a little nudge to make the right decision for you, then here are three amazing things to do in Australia. 1. Try your hand at the high stakes Australia is not, I’m sure, the first place you would think of when talking about casino destinations, but much like Las Vegas, it has some of the biggest and the best. Australia even has a town in New South Wales that is called Casino – that should give you an indication as to how much they love a good gaming resort. If you want to spend your holiday living the life of a high roller, then you should have a look at Jupiters Townsville, set at the edge of the Townsville breakwater. This casino resort, is very similar to those found in Las Vegas; it is decadent and luxurious and offers some of the best, high stakes Poker tables in Australia. It does, of course, house a hotel, bars, restaurants and a spa pool, all alongside the casino – so technically you could spend every day within the resort and never quite see it all. The casino boasts over 300 games machines, slots etc. and a variety of traditional tables for Roulette, Blackjack and Poker – all you do is play, play, and play the night away. It is an adrenaline rush like no other, you just need to spin the wheel and see for yourself. 2. Snowboard in Australia Yes you did read that correctly, you can going skiing in the Australian heat!  The skiing plains are located...

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Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Guest Posts, Travel Destinations |


If you are visiting Sussex this year then you are in for a treat. There are some brilliant places to take a trip to whilst in the stunning county. Don’t believe it? Read on and discover the best attractions to visit whilst staying in the historical South East location. Miniature Steam Railway Eastbourne’s Miniature Steam Railway is a firm favourite amongst those who visit Sussex, and it’s no surprise. The Railway Adventure attraction has won several awards and offers a fun filled day out for the family. Most children relish in the opportunity to ride on the old school locomotives. The only problem you’ll have is making sure your little ones don’t spend all of your cash in the Thomas the Tank Engine gift shop! 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield If you are a history lover, a patriot, or simply want to visit one of the country’s most famous attractions, then you will enjoy a trip to the site of the Battle of Hastings. This is one of the most famous battles in the country’s entire history. The ruins hold intriguing and fascinating stories and you will feel like you are being transported back in time. This is an attraction not to be missed. Drusillas Park Drusillas Park can be found in Alfriston. The attraction is perfect for a family day out, especially for those with small children. Drusillas Park is widely considered to be one of (if not the) best small zoos in Europe. Small zoos are best for those with young ones because large zoos can often be very intimidating whereas the smaller versions have a more relaxing environment. From otters to penguins; you and your children will be able to see some unusual and exciting animals at the place voted South East England’s Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2010/2011. British School of Ballooning What better way to witness all that Sussex has to offer than via a hot air balloon ride? One of the reasons Sussex is a well loved place is because of the beautiful countryside and scenery on offer. If you...

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Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Guest Posts, Travel, Travel Destinations |

What Could Attract You to the Vendee Region?

Even if you regularly take breaks in France you might not yet have considered the West Coast of the country as a serious option. If this is the case then you will no doubt be surprised to learn that Vendee is the second most popular department of France with holidaymakers. So what is it that attracts so many tourists here year after year and will it appeal to you as well? The Sunshine If you love to feel the sun on your face during your summer holiday then you might very well be tempted to head farther south to try and guarantee high temperatures and long hours of sunshine. However, if you stick to the area around the Loire then you will find that it has a climate which is similar to that of the French Riviera. The weather here in summer is sure to be something which makes you feel good about having chosen the place. The Classic Holiday Attractions Feeling the warmth of the sun is one thing but you will also want to have some activities to keep you happy while you are on holiday. This is especially important on family trips when you don’t want to see bored faces during your time abroad. Around this region of France you will find zoos, lots of museums, the famous theme park at Puy Du Fou and plenty of chances to enjoy the spectacular natural scenery. Chatting to the friendly locals is another highlight of the trip for many tourists too, while we can’t forget to mention the wonderful food which many tourists go home raving about. The Coastline The long and beautiful coastline on the West side of France is definitely one of the top reasons for visiting this part of the country. The beaches and the waters aren’t just for looking at, though. You could also carry out any one of a number of different sporting activities here or maybe check out the wildlife as well. If you decide to make the coast the centre of your holiday in North or South Vendee then you won’t...

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