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21 year old travelling alone for first time

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1. Posted by daisy1992 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hello Im Daisy...

In early september I am planning on heading to Perth, Oz. I have already received my 12 month working visa and have now got together some money in the savings.... next though I am wanting to book my flight... I have had a good look around and cannot seem to look at flights returning after march 2014.. I don't really want to wait and risk the prices of the flights going up... so has anyone got any good advice where to look or am I best going to see a travel agent for this?

I have also been working in care for the past couple of years and am thinking of maybe doing something similar in aus.. has anyone else done this in or around perth and has any advice? and what other work is good to look into for september time?

anymore tips and advice would be great thankyou! x

2. Posted by Danielle. (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Daisy.

My reply probably isn't going to be that useful but with regards to flights I think you can only book them up to 10 months in advance. I work in a hotel and you can only book rooms a year in advance.

Also you could wait until you get out there to book them? I would be surprised if there was a major difference. That way you are keeping your plans open. You might meet some amazing people who intend to carry on their travels to New Zealand or elsewhere. That way you don't have a definite deadline.

Either way flights for March 2014 should start appearing in about six weeks or so! Have an amazing time!

Danielle :) x

3. Posted by daisy1992 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Danielle thanks for help! I'm pretty eager to book a return (open return if possible ticket ) even if it costs a bit more! Gonna ring around a few travel agents and compare prices... Sta travel seems pretty expensive so hopefully find cheaper! Just getting a little worried about running out of money there so want to know I've got my flight sorted!xx

4. Posted by chelle323 (Budding Member 71 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Daisy

Money is the problem for most travellers! i've got back from a year travelling round Australia and i took $5000 with me and ran out of cash around 2 months in. However i prefered to have the flight option home (ie getting a return) because if you do run out of cash etc it is easier and cheaper to get home! but to be honest you getting speaking to people and no contacts in the first couple of months and i dont think you should worry to much bout getting a job just think carefully about it. i.e. - winter people go up north so if ur willing to stay down south (melbourne or sydney) then your more likely to get job.

hope that helps?


chelle x