Tag Archives: Working Abroad

Want to Teach English Abroad? The Best Resource You Need to Know About!

Teach English Abroad

  If you’ve clicked through to this article, then chances are you’re already sold on what a great idea it is to teach English abroad. As a budget traveller, being able to work and travel is a key way in which I make my semi-nomadic lifestyle sustainable and using your skills as an English speaker […]

7 Great Reasons Why You Should Work And Travel

Work and Travel

  Having just bagged our first job whilst on the great budget road trip here in Australia, we’re again feeling that rush of joy and exhilaration when travel becomes a sustainable lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of knowing you are able to support yourself while living your dreams – making travel not just […]

13 Best Places to Work if You’re Backpacking Australia

13 Best Places to Work in Australia

  For those not in the know, I first arrived into Australia, almost 3 years ago now, on my working holiday visa (WHV). This great visa is available to people aged under 30 from many different countries around the world and is favourited by many budget long-term travellers and backpackers as a way to visit […]

Australian Immigration Application – Should I Use a Lawyer?

In the process of applying for my permanent residency in Australia, I've met so many others in the same boat and wondering whether legal assistance is worth the money. Here, I give you some benefits about doing so {Big World Small Pockets}

As I wrote about in my recent post: call yourself a traveller? Why I’m still in Australia, I’m currently in the process of applying to Australian Immigration for a de-facto partner visa. As a former backpacker in this great Land Down Under, I’ve also met countless other travellers looking to stay longer in this beautiful country […]

Changes to the Working Holiday Second Year Visa Australia Has Made

Changes to the Working Holiday Second Year Visa Australia Has Made

Armed with my 1 year Working Holiday Visa, I arrived into Australia in late 2013. Within a few months time, I already knew I wanted to stay in this beautiful country longer and set about researching how I could extend my visa here. I found it was possible to extend the 1 Year Australian Working […]

Do’s and Dont’s of Applying for your Next Australian Visa

Applying for your Next Australian Visa

  Having traveled to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa almost 2 years ago, I’m now in the throughs of applying for a second type of visa. As such, I know all about the confusion and difficulties that can come from trying to navigate the Australian Immigration system! This seems to be a common problem […]

Getting a TEFL Qualification : The Ultimate Guide


  Welcome to the Big World Small Pockets guide to getting a TEFL qualification. In a nutshell, TEFL, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language, is a course that will qualify fluent English speakers to teach the language around the world. In order to sign up for a course, you do not need any prior […]

Went for a Week, Stayed a Year: Falling in Love with Little Corn Island

Nicaragua, LCI, Little is Big

  From the moment I got off the long wooden boat and walked up the mini jetty onto the sandy soil, I fell in love with Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. I simply knew this was a special place for me. Looking and feeling like something out of a Caribbean travel brochure, palm trees laden with coconuts swaying in […]

How to Extend your 1 Year Australian Working Holiday Visa

Extend your 1 Year Working Holiday Visa

  Applying for your Australian Working Holiday Visa and already have a sneaky suspicion that you’re going to want to stay Down Under longer? Don’t fret, advice is on hand about how to extend your 1 year Working Holiday Visa from someone whose already done it!  If you’re anything like me, then you may have had […]