Meet Sam! Lexis’ new Travel Specialist :)

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Sam has just recently joined us, taking over from the lovely Sarah! He is part of the Happy Travels team and is our own Lexis travel specialist. He wants to help you have a memorable experience here in Australia and can be found at our Happy Travels desk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12 and 3pm. Sam can help you book many weekend activities and trips around Byron but also around the rest of Australia (for great prices!). Go say hi! ūüėČ

 

Here are a few things about about Sam and his travels…

1. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

Half an hour north of Birmingham in the middle of the UK. A small town called Stone.

 

2. WHICH LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?

English and a bit of French and an even smaller bit of German and Italian.

 

3. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?

France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Australia

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4. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?

The UK and Australia

 

5. WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?

The coast of Bamburgh in the North east of the UK – its rugged, desolate, and has great pubs.

 

7. TELL US 5 THINGS WE SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHILE IN AUSTRALIA

– Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Tower – cheaper than a climb, much more fun!

– Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – the only hospital for Koalas that is run completely by volunteers

– Fraser Island – 90-mile beach in particular

– Airlie Beach – go for a tour of the Whitsundays, it is stunning

– Cronuts – a kind of weird blend of doughnuts and croissants

 

 

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN BYRON?

The weekend markets and street food – it’s crazy how good the selection and quality is. Also a pint at the Rails.

 

9. WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU AT 11PM ON A SATURDAY?

At a house party, probably in the kitchen with a bottle of rum, talking to strangers about how terrible Brexit is.

 

10. AND 8AM ON A SUNDAY?

Either hanging horribly from the night before, or trying to cook up some pancakes and eggs!

 

11. TELL US SOMETHING YOU TICKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST LAST YEAR

Finish my PhD and quit academia, work for a charity, and then move to Oz!

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12. AND SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TICK OFF THIS YEAR

See the sunrise from the Lighthouse, I always have the best intentions but other plans always seem to get in the way!

 

13. TOP TRAVEL TIP

Book early – its mad how quickly things get booked on the east coast – I’ve had my fair share of last minute scrabbling!

 

6. DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Morelia, Mexico – I really want to learn how to make the perfect carnitas and they’re supposed to do the best!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

 

Happy Travels February Weekend Activities!

Check out the weekend activities the team at Happy Travels have planned especially for you, our Lexis Byron students!

The weekend activities are a great way to make the best out of your time in Byron, try something different and make new friends!

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Student Nights¬†will continue to be every¬†Thursday¬†and will¬†alternate between venues depending on where the best entertainment is that week! Sarah and Sam will keep you updated each week¬†ūüôā

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities/trips for you; including the very popular Camping with Kangaroos trip! As well as kayaking with dolphins, snorkeling/diving at Julian Rocks and cuddling a koala!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would like to do, just have a chat with our travel specialists Sarah or Sam! They are here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Happy Travels Weekend Activities! November ’18

The team at Happy Travels have planned another month of awesome weekend activities and student nights especially for you, our Lexis Byron students!

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Every Thursday is Lexis student night!! Happy Hour at Aquarius Backpacker Bar @ 6pm, get your free meal with any drink then onto Cheeky Monkeys for your FREE drinks!!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities / trips for you; including the popular camping weekend, gigs, markets, waterfalls and water sport activities!!

To join any of these activities, or any other trips you may like to do, just have a chat with our travel specialist Sarah! She is here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm.

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Happy Hour with Happy Travels! 19 September

Last month we had some of the lovely Happy Travels Team come in to do a Happy Hour with our students!

This included free pizza (which got eaten very quickly!), tropical punch, a DJ bringing the holiday vibes and plenty of games with travel prizes to be won!

Sarah, who many of our students know as our travel specialist (here in the student lounge Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12pm til 3pm), was joined by gamesmaster Toby and DJ Dom!

Sarah and Toby ran a Table Tennis Tournament and Beer Pong, both with great travel prizes to be won!

Winners on the day were:

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Severin (Table Tennis) –¬†Kayaking with dolphins!

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Lara (Beer Pong) – Nimbin day trip!

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Arisa and Dunia (Beer Pong) – Kayaking with dolphins!

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Nicolas (Beer Pong) –¬†Kayaking with dolphins!

Each of the students also completed a form ticking where they would like to travel and this was then entered into a draw for the GRAND prize…

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Well done Daniel for winning a FREE WHITSUNDAYS TRIP!!!

Thanks Happy Travels for a great afternoon, awesome prizes and helping our students with their awesome travel plans ‚̧

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Meet Sarah – Lexis’ Travel Specialist!

Many of you will already know the lovely Sarah. She is here in the student lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12 and 3pm. Sarah is part of the Happy Travels team and Lexis’ dedicated travel specialist! She is here to help all of our students get the best out of their Australia experience ‚̧ As well as weekend activities in and around Byron she can also book all your travel around Australia and New Zealand for discounted prices!

Find out a little bit more about Sarah along with some of her travel advice:

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WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

England; half in London and half in the countryside

 

WHICH LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?

English and some very very poor Brazilian Portuguese and French

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WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?

Ahh too many to list but I’ll try, I find it super hard to stay in one place…Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Antigua, Barbados, USA, loads of Caribbean Islands, Gambia, Dominica, Australia (obviously! lol) And pretty much all of the European countries…I love a road trip!!!

 

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?

Anywhere with a beach, a hammock and a bar

 

WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?

The moon…maybe one day ūüôā

 

TELL US 5 THINGS WE SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHILE IN AUSTRALIA:

4 Wheel driving on Fraser Island, Sailing on the Whitsundays, Riding camels around Uluru, Scuba diving, and of course Surfing

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING/S TO DO IN BYRON?

Camping and everything in water…Scuba diving, Kayaking and playing with dolphins and whales ūüôā

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WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU AT 11PM ON A SATURDAY?

Booking an Uber

 

AND 8AM ON A SUNDAY?

Curled up in bed!

 

TELL US SOMETHING YOU TICKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST LAST YEAR:

Skydiving!!!

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AND SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TICK OFF THIS YEAR:

Free diving with Whales

 

TOP TRAVEL TIP:

Always say YES! It sounds crazy but the best experiences I’ve had while traveling the world are times when I didn’t think too much, I just went ‘OK, let’s do this and see what happens!’

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Happy Travels Weekend Activities – July

The team at Happy Travels have planned another brilliant month of weekend activities and student nights for you, our wonderful Lexis Byron students!

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Every Tuesday is the Keg Party. Meet at Happy Travels at 7.30pm and head to Cheeky Monkeys to drink a keg (barrel) of beer for free!

Then on Thursdays they have free pizza at the Happy Travels shop between 7.30-8.30pm. They’ll be a DJ there providing the tunes and getting you ready for another night in Cheekys!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities / trips for you; including gigs, sports events, circus arts and dolphin & whale watching!

To join any of these activities, or any other trips you may like to do, just have a chat with Iain or Sarah! One of them will be here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm, or you can pop into their store in town.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Happy Travels May weekend activities!

The team at Happy Travels has planned another month of great weekend activities and student nights for you, our Lexis Byron students!

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Every Tuesday is the Keg Party. Meet at Happy Travels at 7.30pm and head to Cheeky Monkeys to drink a keg (barrel) of beer for free!

Then on Thursdays they have free pizza at the Happy Travels shop between 7.30-8.30pm. They’ll be a DJ there providing the tunes and getting you ready for another night in Cheekys!

For weekend activities Iain has put together a variety of free and discounted activities / trips for you!

To join any of these activities, or any other trips you may like to do, just have a chat with Iain! He is here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.