Fraud in Australia: How Backpackers are Cheating the Government

Rampant fraud is occurring in Australia by backpackers cheating a broken system. In order to obtain a second year visa, backpackers are required to do 88 days of farm or regional work in Australia, however, many have figured out they can get the visa another way, by lying about doing the work. A Backpackers Paradise¬† […]

Darwin Debrief: Two Months in the Northern Territory

Well it has been a month since I left Darwin. I could literally write a book about the two months I spent in Darwin. Instead, I am going to attempt to capture the essence of my Darwin experience in a long blog post. Enjoy! Arriving in Darwin I came to Darwin for a few reasons. […]

Anchorage and Darwin: A Tale of Two Sister Cities

Anchorage has six sister cities, one of which is Darwin. Darwin is located at the top of Australia and is the capital of the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory is one of the most interesting and wildest places in Australia, much like Alaska is to the United States. When I came to Australia, I was […]

Guy Loses it at Hostel Bar: The Difference Between Australian and American Policing

So it was just another Sunday working at the hostel bar, or so I thought… The day started off like any other. I showed up before 2 pm and opened the bar. People started ordering drinks and everyone was having a nice time relaxing under the hot Darwin sun. Nearly everyone who drinks at the […]

A Forgotten, and Hard to Believe, Alaska Aviation Story: The Trials of Flight 8

I was fortunate to spend Easter in Australia with my old boss Scott at his home. I worked for Scott for almost two years in Alaska before he sold the business and moved to Australia. I liked working for Scott for many reasons, one of them was because we were able to talk aviation. Scott […]

Guy Goes Full Psycho and Threatens to Blow up Hostel

You¬†definitely encounter some characters and odd people at hostels. The one I work at is no exception. I got a job as a bartender at a hostel bar in Darwin a few week ago and it has been both fun and interesting meeting people from all over the world. The vast majority of them are […]

A Tale of Politics, Treachery and Sexual Harassment in Alaska

The story below is written by Cean Stevens. In this she talks about her 2016 run for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and the craziness that ensued. Little did she know that running for the senate would lead to a downward spiral of sexual harassment and treachery. I met Cean in 2012 when we were […]

How I Ended up at a Remote Australia Cabin with Another Alaskan

The best part about traveling is you never know exactly what kind of adventures you will find. If you know me, you know those adventures can often times be high impact – and frightening for those reading or listening. The following story is no exception. This is the story of how an Alaskan guy I […]