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Your Working Holiday Questions Answered

Tweet It’s the experience that changed my life and the direction of this website. After college, I applied for countless newspaper jobs, only to end up waiting tables. I applied for a working holiday visa in Australia, where I spent a year bartending, traveling, and meeting new people. It’s an experience I would recommend for […]

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Learning to Scuba Dive Overseas

TweetLearning to scuba dive is a great activity that you will end up wanting to do all over the world. I first became certified while living in Australia at the Great Barrier Reef. There are few places in the world that can top this diving, so you could say I’m now spoiled. But I did […]

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Lessons from My Working Holiday

TweetFive years have gone by since the day I landed in Sydney for my year-long working holiday visa. I remember arriving groggily in the city after clearing customs and quickly finding my pastel purple backpack on the baggage belt. I put my only money, an Australian dollar coin my grandmother gave me from a previous […]

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Caroline in the City Guide to Sydney

TweetThis is a new feature to Caroline in the City, the city guides to my favorite destinations in the world, featuring the best places to eat, stay and hang out.  Beyond the famous tourist attractions like the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Sydney is a chic, metropolis on the ocean. It’s surrounded on water […]

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Where to Go After Graduation

TweetTraveling after graduation from high school or college is a rite of passage. I started planning for my graduation trip long before my senior year of college. Dozens of destinations flitted around my brain until I finally landed on Croatia. I’d heard about the country on an episode of Rick Steves and a friend told […]

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A City Girl’s Favorite Rural Experiences

TweetI may have grown up in the suburbs, but I’ve always been more comfortable with the anonymity of cities over the wide open spaces. But my grandparents moved to the country when I was young and regular visits to see them started to make me comfortable with that environment. In my travels, I try to […]

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2014: My Year in Review

Tweet The only thing I knew about at the beginning of 2014 was my three month adventure through Australia and Asia. But it was the ones I didn’t plan that really made this year so great. I usually take how I spend my New Years Eve to be a sign of things to come, but […]

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