Just another girl trying to find her place . . . all over the world.

Making Money on the Road


Before I start traveling I have made the decision to apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. This allows me to work in Australia for 12 months, staying up to 6 months with each employer. But I will not be using this visa just to work. I’ll probably just get a part-time job and will spend most of it traveling Australia. Since I think exploring Australia will take longer than 3 months (because I want to take my time) I’m applying for this visa.

I also know that the cost of living in Australia is very high. or at least higher than Toronto, so that’s why it’s logical to work and earn money to stay in a more expensive country. After working here for 6 months, I will use the money I earned to travel more.

While in Australia I plan to keep my expenses at the bare minimum, meaning I’m going to have to make sacrifices to the way I usually spend money and live. I’ll probably share a room with someone so that my rent is a lot lower than if I had my own apartment. But like a normal girl, I know that there are always unexpected times when I’m going to have to spend money.

I want to try to start working in April, that way I would be working during the colder months and by the time my 6 months are up I’ll be traveling and it will be warmer. This is the plan I’m going for… Hopefully it all works out.

If you’re from Canada and want more information on Working Holiday Visas, click here.


Author: Nicole Rae

20 year old girl who went cross-country to university only to wind up hating it, came back home to rediscover her love for books.

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