Author: Helena Travels

10 Things to Do Around Byron Bay for Backpackers

10 Things to Do Around Byron Bay for Backpackers

Byron Bay is a major backpacker destination on the east coast of Australia and probably found on everyone’s bucket list traveling this route. Many backpackers (myself included) have fallen in love with the chilled vibe, perfect climate and beautiful beaches of this area. The reputation […]

Travel Guide to Siargao – The Surfing Capital of The Philippines

Travel Guide to Siargao – The Surfing Capital of The Philippines

Siargao is a small island in the Philippine Sea, often referred to as ‘the surfing capital’ of the Philippines. Surfing actually brought me here in the first place, but with an endless stretch of pristine beaches, the island is a perfect destination for regular beach […]

Photo Gallery: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan

Photo Gallery: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Lembongan is a small and still relatively quiet island located only a short boat ride away from bustling Bali. Here you can still enjoy the authentic island life as it should be. You don’t need really a scooter (or shoes) in here as you can […]

7 Things I Learned When Working on Farms in Australia

7 Things I Learned When Working on Farms in Australia

I have spent a fair bit of my Australia time working on farms (6 months so far) and during this time I have gained some awesome and not so awesome experiences. Nevertheless, my career as a farm worker may have taught me a thing or […]

10 Photos of Lombok’s Amazing Coastline

10 Photos of Lombok’s Amazing Coastline

The lesser visited neighbor island of Bali is certainly not lacking any natural beauty. These 10 photos of Lombok’s coastline will convince you should visit this part of Indonesia before mass tourism finds it! The ferry might not be the most comfortable option to travel from […]

5 National Parks You Should Visit in Queensland

5 National Parks You Should Visit in Queensland

Queensland, the ‘sunshine state’ of Australia is home many famous natural attractions. Places like Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, and Whitsundays are on the bucket list of numerous backpackers traveling the east coast but unfortunately in order to see these places you have to spend […]

Liebster Award 2016

Liebster Award 2016

I’m really happy to tell that Helena Travels has been nominated for the Liebster Award by Trails of Becca! First I would like to thank Becca for this nomination – Thank you, I really appreciate this. In her blog Becca is sharing some really useful travel […]

How to Find Farm Work in Australia

How to Find Farm Work in Australia

Farm work – inevitable struggle that backpackers in Australia need to go through in order to get the 2nd year working holiday visa. Well, it doesn’t have to be farm work (check eligible fields here), but most of us backpackers end up doing their 88 […]

88 Days | FAQ About 2nd Year Visa Work

88 Days | FAQ About 2nd Year Visa Work

Many backpackers in Australia want to do the three months or “88 days” of rural work in order to get their second year Working Holiday Visa. There are some rules concerning the work that is eligible the 88 days that seem to raise a lot […]

Where to See Native Australian Animals in the Wild

Where to See Native Australian Animals in the Wild

One thing I love about Australia is the abundance of wildlife you can see in their natural habitat. Spotting all the funny and fluffy animals of Australia has become one of my favorite pastimes. Most famous Australian animals are probably kangaroos, koalas, wombats, platypuses, echidnas […]

5 Places to Go in Tasmania

5 Places to Go in Tasmania

Tasmania should be on top of the bucket list of every nature lover traveling to Australia for its unique nature, wildlife and gorgeous national parks. The island is quite a compact size and relatively easy to explore, so even in a short time you can see quite many places. […]

Survival Tips for Doing Free Camping in Australia

Survival Tips for Doing Free Camping in Australia

Australia is expensive – that is one of the first challenges that backpackers and other budget travelers discover when they arrive in this country. Accommodation usually takes the biggest share of the daily budget so that is a good place to start saving money. One […]