Colin Heinrich

Colin Heinrich

Gap Year Expert
Brisbane, Australia

Member for

4 years 2 months

Colin enjoys traveling slow through whichever country will have him. He's considering changing his middle name to “Adventure,” and enjoys music festivals, backwoods camping, local cuisine, and saying yes to things he doesn’t quite understand. Follow him at Elsewhere Man and on G+.

University
University of Southern California
Travel Experience
0-5 Countries
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For the past three years, I've tried to keep track of special moments. It's harder than you'd think, especially being abroad. Moments never happen when you think they will. In fact, some events that very clearly should be "moments" in the grand scheme of my life can often go by q...
Two years ago, I found myself teaching English in Vietnam . It was nearly an accident. I had met a guy in the Philippines who was contracted to teach English to the staff of a hotel in Hoi An, but had to cancel at the last minute due to a family emergency. He asked if I knew anyb...
If you had to guess one thing that everybody working for Go Overseas had in common, what would you choose -- besides the fact that we're all devilishly charming, sharp as a tack, and can cook a mean soufflé, of course. Personally, I'd guess that we all love to travel, but that's...
I'm going to give away this huge secret to dealing with career confusion right from the get-go. It's by taking a gap year . See, recently someone asked Go Overseas if gap years could help with career confusion. The answer is a giant, irrefutable yes . I was suffering from career...
A gap year can get pricey, but luckily, Australia and New Zealand make it easy to afford one with their working holiday schemes. These two Oceanic countries are among the few that offer a full year's working holiday visa to just about anybody between the ages of 18 - 30 who meets...
It’s easy to overlook travel insurance as a necessity. As a young person, you rarely ever need it and it's usually more of a "just in case" item. When you go overseas, however, you're opening yourself up to a few more scenarios for which you'll be glad you had travel insurance. P...
When anybody starts to think about where they should go to have an adventure, New Zealand is one of the first places to pop into mind. The soaring mountains, the giant plains, the volcanoes, and blue water full of whales. Even the cities feel like small towns. Australia might get...
To get the maximum experience out of your gap year, both in quality and quantity, you’re going to need to plan your gap year travel itinerary. This isn’t to say that you have to stick to it like your life depends on it -- you should never let plans get in the way of following coo...
For those of you who want to do a gap year or working holiday in Australia, it's a huge country. Where are the best places in Australia to work? Where are the best places in Australia to travel as a gapper? In this article, we discuss ten incredible destinations in Australia to w...
As one of the most diverse, developed, and beautiful countries in the world, Australia is catnip for the young and bold, the newly graduated and the in-transitions out there looking for an adventure. The perfect launchpad for a year of work and travel in Australia is through the...

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