A Guide For Countries To Travel And Work In As Working Holidays Abroad Program

Nearly everyone of us would love to travel around the world but very few can due to the high cost of travelling and having a vacation overseas.

Fortunately, there is an option in the shape of working holiday or work and travel program, which are available in many countries now. Within the past few years several countries have come to an agreement that their citizens will be allowed to travel for up to 2 years and look for paid jobs or unpaid voluntary work.

So this is an excellent travel opportunity for those who enjoy overseas working holidays where they get the chance to experience mixing with new cultures and to learn some new skills and perhaps even earn more money that they had thought was possible.

We have provided you with some information on the countries mentioned here – Click on the country of your choice:

Working Holiday Canada

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Experience working In Canada as a travelling worker.

Canada having the most beautiful and glorious places that nature can offer could offer great working holidays to working travellers depending on their skill sets and their willingness to work with the Canadian locals – Canada being famous for its skiing resorts, there are normally lots of associated work for the working travellers

The following jobs are some of the work that the vocational workers could perform:

  • Ski Resort instructors and other related vacancies
  • Maintenance workers
  • Chefs and Kitchen workers
  • Salespeople
  • Customers services
  • Admins
  • Retail Assistants
  • Bar Attendants

To find out about work and holiday visa and eligibility in Canada go here.

Working Holiday Japan

images of jobs in japan for working holidays

Getting a working holiday visa in Japan is a lot simpler than it used to be – More countries are now being added to the list for travel and work vacation visa.

Teaching English as a foreign language seems to be the easiest job to go for as the Japanese are so eager to improve their English language skills – As the Japanese standard of living is much higher than most other countries, the wages for English teachers are a lot better than most other overseas places you travel and work in.

With Japan having one of the most fascinating eastern cultures, working holidays in Japan are extremely sought after by those wanting to travel and work abroad and getting paid decent salaries as well in some cases.

To find out about eligibility for taking part in the working holiday programs and getting visa to Japan visit this website.

Travel and Work In Australia

bunch of boys and girls travelling and working in australia

People who travel to Australia for working holidays do so to enjoy the vast open land that Australia is famous for. So, to work on the farm during the harvesting & fruit picking season will be a pleasurable and enjoyable experience for a lot of the travellers. As a lot of these holiday workers seem to travel from Western Europe,they will particularly enjoy the hot weather that Australia has got to offer.

Those who would like to work with animals, they can get jobs looking after cattle and horses in the wilds of Australia.

For the city folks, there will always be a range of casual works available in the shape of jobs like working in Garden Centres, Super Markets, Bars and Hotels – There are many more casual work positions as such in Australia for the travel and work visitors.

To find out about work and travel visa and who is eligible in Australia visit Australian Government Border Official Website.

Travel and Work in France and Save Up Some Cash

young girl worker picking grapes

With France being the nation of wine drinkers and producers, every year during autumn, there are 1000’s of job vacancies open to grape pickers (Vendangeurs). So for working travellers who don’t mind bending down for some 8 hours a day on a farm, getting the jobs should not be too difficult – Although, the pay rate might not be to everyone’s expectation but when considering some workers will be provided with free accommodation and food, the wages won’t be too bad either and a lot of the money earned could be saved up for the future. The job could last up to 2 months in most cases.

This website gives more info on Grape Picking Jobs in France.

For finding out travel and work visa requirements and guidelines to France, read this.

A Guide On How To Be Happy Again After A Divorce Or A Relationship Breakup

couple having rows: ready for divorce
Couple exhibiting pre divorce symptoms!

If you had been married and got divorced recently or you may have been in a long term relationship and your relationship has ended permanently, the first thing that you should do is DO NOT THINK THAT YOU ARE ALONE:

In the EU-28, according to the most recent data available for all EU Member Countries, nearly one Million divorces took place in 2013 alone!

So, knowing about the amazing number of marriages or long term relationships which could and would go wrong should stop us feeling sorry for ourselves and stop thinking that we are the only ones who have been unlucky with our long term partners or spouses.


In this video Viva Kay explains how she dealt with her divorce and rebuilt a happy life for herself.

After a divorce or a split we have two choices to consider:

+ Either sit in one corner and keep thinking “why this has all happened to me” and feeling miserable all the time and making others around us miserable too.

+ Or start to rebuild our new “single life” in the manner that can produce lots of joy and success for us as a now divorced individual whose all free times should be now spent on ourselves and OURSELVES ONLY.

To become a happy single after a divorce, there are so many things that you can do to achieve this but the most important thing is to keep yourself and your mind occupied all the time so that your thoughts will not be allowed to swayback towards your past and your marriage break down or your partnership split.

The following suggestions are just a handful ways you can try to completely bury down your pre-divorce memories:

Start thinking of new ways of making as much money as possible – To learn how to create an online small business will be an ideal startup, because it will serve you in multiple ways:

  1. It will keep your mind occupied most of the time
  2. If you can make it a profitable business, it will assist you or your kids, if you have any, to improve your living standards.
  3. Most importantly, it will give you a purpose to look forward to in your new life and will encourage you to get out of the bed sharp and ready for your new venture every day

Create a group for other divorced individuals like yourself:

This would have a great positive psychological effect on you: When you’re discussing your pains with 10’s of other divorced people like yourself, you’re bound to come across other individuals’ experiences, which have probably been far worse than your own. Then as a result, this would have a great healing effect on you and could make you forget about your own pains and tilt your thoughts towards other divorcees with far more severe experiences.

Start putting pen to paper and write down your married life experiences with the intention of publishing it either as a book or on the internet through a weblog or a social networking site:

Initially, this may give you some flashbacks, which you might find painful, but you will find as you progress, your feelings of anger will decrease, and it will start creating a calming effect on you and your whole outlook to life will start to change from the thoughts of what had happened to you during all those years of marriage or the times that you shared with your ex partner.

Help Out The Under-privileged:

One of the best ways to forget about your own pains is to help those who have more pains than yourself – So why not try one of the following good deeds:

+ Help out pensioners with their shopping or cook them some delicious homemade stuff. I am sure seeing them enjoying it all while they eat what you have prepared for them could radiate ultra psychological joy into your system.

+ Give help to children who are orphans or those who could use some help or a bit of love from a caring adult like yourself.

+ Spending some time as a Samaritan could be mentally rewarding and at the same time will give you some realisation that there are other individuals who are in much worse situations than yourself.

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