Pub Crawl Brisbane, Australia

Pub Crawl Brisbane – (With Video & Map)

Tommo Booze, maps, Video Blogs

Greetings drinkers! Why pub crawl Brisbane? When we first moved here we weren’t convinced that this was really a city of exciting pubs… Happily, Brisbane has changed. There are a few mainstays that have been around forever, the real excitement though is in the burgeoning craft beer scene which has only very recently exploded all over the city. On this crawl we visit a spectrum of options, 9 top pubs and some honourable …

90 Easy Ways to Spend less and Save MORE Money to Travel

Tommo Travel Tips

In 9 months we saved enough money to travel, on a budget, for at least the next 2 years! We didn’t have a 6 figure income, we didn’t have lots of assets to sell, but what we did have was motivation, willingness to make changes in how we live and a little bit of creativity. The best thing is we didn’t have to live in poverty to achieve this, and nor do YOU. In …

Overboard Backpack

Why this backpack is perfect for anyone travelling during monsoon season

Tommo Travel Tips

Overboard Backpack Review: a backpack so waterproof you can go kayaking with it. Want to know why a dry pack is so much better than a regular waterproof backpack? This is the review for you. Find out why we decided to make sure we could protect all of our valuable electronics, rather than sticking with a traditional backpack. The Overboard Dry Bag is advertised for Kayaking and beach use, but …

things to do in brisbane australia

10 Fun (but super cheap) things to do in Brisbane!

Tommo Food, Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER (FFAF). Thats right, nothing on this list costs more than $5 per person. After over a year living in Brisbane we have searched out fun on a budget, and these are our top 10 favourite things for first time visitors with no money.   1. SCENERY: Brisbane River Cruise – Without the tourist price tag.   Why pay $50 or more for a river cruise when you …

Asian Cuisine: The Tantalizing and the Terrifying: The Best and Strangest food options

Megsy Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible

National Dish VS Strange Regional Delicacy for every Asian country (With photos and information for each one). We wanted to know what to eat in Asia and there is no fully comprehensive guide on the Internet, so we made one! Featuring the essential national dishes along with those crazy, strange, weird, slightly gross and sometimes stomach turning “must try” regional dishes that you won’t find at home…….if not to try yourself, at …

The Ultimate Guide to Homestay: For Travellers and Backpackers

Tommo Travel Tips

Accommodation cheaper and cleaner than a hostel? Often with food included and comprehensive local knowledge to help you get the most out of your travel experiences? It’s time to go Homestay. Staying with a local is the latest grass roots adventure to harness the power of the internet. Many millions of homestays can now be found online, with reviews from past guests and the ability to book online, direct and …

why do i need travel insurance

Do NOT buy travel insurance until you have read this!

Tommo Travel Tips

Why Get Backpacker insurance? The basics. Find cheap, value insurance and understand the jargon! The insurance industry is so complicated and packed with jargon that even the basics involve quite a comprehensive explanation… to look in depth would require a degree I reckon! This guide aims to provide you with enough understanding so you can go out and find a policy that will a) cover the things you actually need …

Row of vines at Mclaren Vale

Barossa Valley vs Mclaren Vale: Two Wine Regions Seen Two Different Ways (With Video)

Tommo Booze, Fun, Video Blogs

Wine. Its the reason for a grape’s existence; the hope that it will one day grow and end up being squished into delicious oblivion. Actually, its one of the reasons modern society exists as it does: The amount of ancient trade routes that led to cultural interactions, sharing of technology etc. in part due to cultures that couldn’t grow good wine wanting a piece of the Mediterranean action… and also because drunk …

Cycling around the Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley Wineries: Drunky Cycling During a Heat Wave (With Video)

Megsy Booze, Fun, Video Blogs

  We had the perfect plan, travel to the Barossa Valley wine region in South Australia, stay in budget accommodation and get around using the cheapest possible methods: busses, trains and bicycles. This was so we could save on the overall trip and spend more on wine……little did we know mother nature had a little something up her sleeve to disrupt our plans! Watch our adventure below and learn about …

Manta Ray, Gold coast

The best 17 wildlife photos from the last 17 months

Tommo Photo Inspiration

We’ve bumped into our fair share of critters over the last 17 months – here are some of the best pictures from our encounters!     Meeting the baby tigers at Tiger Kingdom (Chiang Mai), was amazing! As soon as you walk close to these Soldier crabs they bury themselves in the sand – call themselves soldiers! Read more about beaches of the Gold coast The Orangutans in the jungles …

Tri-Shaw, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Elephants, Tigers and Temples!

Tommo Photo Inspiration

One year ago we were visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai has a relaxed vibe, is not overly touristy and the amazingly welcoming attitude of the Thai people themselves all lift this city to be one of our favourite places in the world. In a reminiscent mood, I figured a photo blog would help me translate the essence of this fantastic destination, and the wonderful experiences we had. Chiang Mai is somewhere …

Trees at Ayers Rock with a bleak sky

Ayers Rock (Uluru) on the cheap – Budget Accommodation (Campground), food and information (With Video)

Tommo Fun, Travel Tips, Video Blogs

We head out to Ayers Rock in search of the best way to see the Australian Icon on a budget. Staying at the campground and eating from the supermarket we see Uluru the cheapest way we can! Uluru is one of the most famous landscapes in the world and any trip to Australia is not complete without a visit… but it is a little pricey due to its location, in …