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13 March
WRITTEN BY Sammy Boi

The RatPack Story

I’ve been bounding around Australia & NZ since 2011 {time flies when ya cruising}, my more than extensive Roadie around Australia covered over 26,000km. I road tripped the full loop from Byron to Sydney {the opposite way around - you’ll know what i mean when you check out the map below} and also winged it in New Zealand for 2 years cruising around both the North and South islands with my bruv-ski {Jakey the Camper King}.

From breaking my back picking zucchinis {93 days on a farm - you’ll know what I mean when you do it} to dropping numerous plates as a waiter and blagging my way into construction jobs, I found myself a dream job working in travel. It was finally a chance to give people all of the knowledge that I had discovered along the way.

At first I was lovin’ life offering tours & transport to backpackers needing help. I soon realised that as good as the information I was giving out was, the after service & product quality didn’t quite match my customer service.

My experience of working for a corporate company began to stop my love for travel, no morals no ethics & poor customer service - my original idea was to set up a backpacker website designed to give first time travellers the tips and tricks that nobody else wanted to share about the industry.

The original plan was to set up a website for the first time backpacker with advice on how to avoid paying over the odds for trips and transport. Then... I thought, why just preach and limit myself to an informative website when I could just change up the game and create a better, more personalised experiences for backpackers.

On queue, the launch of RatPack Travel

We are completely independent and make all of the decisions ourselves, we have no rules other than to give the best personalised advice possible >>> 100% unbiased. We are a community of like minded travellers who only give advice that we would wanna hear ourselves.

We’re an online platform with our mobile {RatPack HQ} base in Byron Bay, we live a cruisy life where our days start and finish on the beach, you’ll always find us chasing the surf or having some beers when were not creating epic adventures for our RatPackers.

Anyone that wants to know the true definition behind the name RatPack….. Your gonna have to come in to the Bay and have a beer with us and we’ll let you in the secret.

Read my full story here to find out more about the turning point that helped to create RatPack Travel >>>>

 

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