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Kite Surfing on the Sunshine Coast

By |November 10th, 2015|

Though pretty much every beach is kiteable on the Sunshine Coast in the right wind conditions, there are four main kite beaches as well as some great spots just north and just south. It is possible to kite in the winter but the most consistent winds come in the summer months (November-April) when the sea [...]

Things to See and Do on the Sunshine Coast

By |November 9th, 2015|

Water Sports: On most days, especially through the summer, Ocean Addicts has a tent set up on the edge of the river where you can rent paddle boards and inquire about kite surfing lessons. The backpackers also has paddle boards and kayaks you can take out to the river. Want to learn how to surf? [...]

Cotton Tree Backpackers

By |November 6th, 2015|

Cotton Tree Backpackers is a hidden gem located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. This section of the coast is often over-looked as Noosa, just half an hour North with it's breath taking landscapes, surf and exceptional tourist industry brings in all the travelers, who figure they've seen enough of the Sunny Coast and [...]

Becoming an Instructor

By |November 5th, 2015|

Different countries have their own instructor certification systems. Generally all certifications are recognized worldwide, but here is an overview of the different systems and the benefits of each. CSIA/CASI- Canadian Ski Instructor Association/Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1- gives you the ability to teach beginners to intermediate skiers/snowboarders Level 2- gives you more understanding [...]

5 Things you Think You Need (you don’t)

By |November 4th, 2015|

Packing. The most dreaded part. Here's a list of things you don't need. Seriously. 1.HAIR ACCESSORIES Hair straightener, blow dryer, hair brush, hair spray, etc. Forget it. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner... no tangles. If there's ever an occasion you need to straighten or curl your hair, chances are someone else has brought [...]

Countries Offering Working Holiday Visas

By |November 1st, 2015|

Working holiday visas are great because they allow you to travel a country for longer than just a few weeks holiday and really get to know the local culture and people. Finding work will bring you closer to the local community as well as helping you fund your "holiday." Working holiday visas are reciprocal agreements [...]

Why Travel? – 5 Honest Reasons

By |November 1st, 2015|

Alex- The little cat that decided to throw in a desk job and leave her home town of Sydney to snowboard in Japan. She’s a writer and adventurer that seeks steep mountains, deep waters, rowdy nights and friendly cats. Alex has been chasing the wilderness since 2014 and has no plans on stopping. She has [...]

15 of the Most Stupid Things I’ve Seen at the Snow

By |October 8th, 2015|

Alex- The little cat that decided to throw in a desk job and leave her home town of Sydney to snowboard in Japan. She’s a writer and adventurer that seeks steep mountains, deep waters, rowdy nights and friendly cats. Alex has been chasing the wilderness since 2014 and has no plans on stopping. Little Cat [...]