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! January 2019

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!

Happy Travels

Student Nights¬†will continue to be every¬†Thursday and will¬†alternate between venues depending on where the best entertainment is that week! Sarah and Iain 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 a beach BBQ, gigs, kayaking with dolphins and snorkeling/diving at Julian Rocks!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would 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 Travels Weekend Activities! December 2018

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

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Student Nights will continue to be every Thursday, but will now alternate between venues depending on where the best entertainment is that week! Sarah and Iain 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 a beach party and BBQ, gigs, barefoot bowls and snorkeling/diving at Julian Rocks!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would 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! 14 November

On Wednesday the awesome team at Happy Travels treated our students to a Happy Hour, which included free pizza, punch and prizes!

International DJ Mr Ha.Yes provided the music while the students enjoyed their free lunch and tropical punch.

Lexis’ Happy Travels specialist Sarah (who you can find in the student lounge on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm) collected everyone’s names to enter them into a draw for a Great Barrier Reef Trip!!

Well done to Camila Romero Gonzalez for winning this amazing prize!!

There were more winners from the goon pong, with two of our students winning a kayaking with dolphins and Nimbin day trip!

 

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! 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.