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Hello I'm a newbie...advice please!

Travel Forums General Talk Hello I'm a newbie...advice please!

1. Posted by Rob_2013 (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

Hellooooo internet chums! I've just joined this site after reading some of your amazing experiances of travelling.

Hey, I'm 26 and have an average day in day out job at a construction suppliers. Recently I've been giving some serious thought into going travelling. I don't many possesions and no commitments what's so ever. So why haven't I picked up my bag and gone ??

Well the main issue is money, I'm not on the worse wage in the world but I don't earn mega bucks either. I don't have an idea of how much I need to set off with and while I can understand this all depends on where I start my journey its still something that I could do with some tips on. The other main issue is worry, worried about taking that plunge! I'm probably making out that I don't wanna do it but I really do, I suppose you could replace that word 'worry' with 'having the guts' to do it. I was thinking of starting in europe I will talk to anyone and would love to have a wonder around cities and meet new people. So this is an official ramble now!

I know at the end of the day it all comes down my choice, but anyone who might have been in a simuliar situation that can pass on words of wisdom would be great.

Thabks for still reading guys. :-)

2. Posted by Kiwi_Dan (Budding Member 45 posts) 4y

If money is your main issue then you probably want to have more a working holiday if you plan travelling for a while. Find out what countries you can get working visas for and look into the wages they pay, cost of living, and why type of jobs they are.
Some places you can work might not be far from other places you want to visit.
Its quite easy really. Find a easy Trail .I dont really understand why people freak out about it all.

Where are you from?. I will have a look for you and see what contacts I have available maybe can help you out.

3. Posted by Rob_2013 (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

The plan would be to work as i travel, im from the UK. Any help would be great thanks dan.

I just want to explore new places, im not fussy about what sort of work. I feel like i need a change in life. I think europe would be my first stepping stone but if something came up outside of that i would think about the taking the plunge.

Any links to websites to help would be great too. thanks for any help provided.

4. Posted by Kiwi_Dan (Budding Member 45 posts) 4y

Im not in the know for europe. I never been there, but, if you head toward New Zealand or Australia let me know. Its easy for UK to get work visas here.
I got heaps of contacts and know alot of people in the industry and can help assist you with farm/Orchard work and accommodation if needed.
Also my good friend owns a wwoof orchard as well in South NZ if your interested in that type of thing, but your probably better with the actural paid work, but, its allways a good option while inbetween jobs, work for food and accomodation and just have a good time.
Loads of good places to visit and activities to do as well.
If you decide to head these ways and need some advice just let me know.

5. Posted by Rob_2013 (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

Thanks dan.

So today ive been researching about jobs in oz instead of actually doing work!

I have seen a quite a few 'picking' jobs which sounds good, do you know anyone that has done this in the past or have you yourself? Also looked into a working visa and flights to give me an indication of cost. (literally not done any work today). I'll probably be looking at leaving the early part of next year.

I figured if im going to do this i may aswell go somewhere i have always wanted to go.
Just wondered if you did have any contacts in regards to jobs in oz.

How long do working visas take to process ? sorry to bombared you with questions im trying to gain as much info as i can.

Thanks again.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 4y

Quoting Greener_85

How long do working visas take to process ? sorry to bombared you with questions im trying to gain as much info as i can.

If you get a working holiday visa at the official website of the department of immigration, it takes an average of 10 minutes (up to a week maximum in case they have high load or do manual spot checking), and costs 180 pound.
Note that New Zealand also has a similar working holiday visa scheme, so might be worth considering as well. (And then there's Canada and since you're from the UK also Japan and... see this chart).

7. Posted by Kiwi_Dan (Budding Member 45 posts) 4y

Yes I know alot of people in both OZ and NZ for fruit picking work. I have worked permantly on Orchards for over 10 years across both countrys.
I will be back in Aussie in a couple weeks. I have a load of contacts, good locations and farms to work on and also the best times and peak seasons.
When it comes closer to the time just PM me and I will send you the info.