what is couchsurfing

A Very Short Introduction to Couchsurfing! Cultural exchange and free accommodation around the globe.

Tommo Travel Tips

Chances are if you have done some budget travel you will at least have heard of Couchsurfing, if not tried it. But with a community so far of just 5 million people worldwide it seems likely that there are still a lot of travellers missing out on the valuable experiences and cost cutting benefits that Couchsurfing offers.   So What is couchsurfing? And why should you do it? Couchsurfing has …

Top 10 Things to do in Sydney – our guide (with video): Malaysia Festival, Jet boat on sydney harbour and more!

Tommo Fun, Video Blogs

We finally get to visit Australia’s most iconic city. You’ve seen the tourist photos: Harbour Bridge & Opera House, but Sydney has A LOT more to offer than just two landmarks. We briefly do the tourist thing and then quickly head out to explore this fantastic international city of culture. Watch the webisode and read the details on our adventure in Sydney below as well as our top 10! For …

Momo Brasserie: Pastrami New York Style Sandwich

Momo Brasserie, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Tommo Food, Video Blogs

Its sandwiches, awesome posh sandwiches! If you want to sit down and eat gourmet sandwiches in Sydney CBD then Momo Brasserie is the place. Not only is the menu extensively filled with mouthwatering classics as well as some unique and inspiring choices but the service is excellent too! Subway is cheap and tasty, and don’t get me wrong as a Five Dollar Traveller you should probably opt for eating fast food on …

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2012

How to get attacked by Zombies in Brisbane

Megsy Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER. I walk through Victoria Park, Brisbane on a beautiful sunny October day when suddenly in the distance I spot something, something that isn’t right, something that leaves me with a strange feeling ….and its coming straight towards me. Stuck to the spot I am unable to move my feet and run, all I can do is stare in horror as I am swarmed by thousands of …

Meat on a stick at Crazy wings!

Crazy Wings, Chinatown, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Tommo Food, Video Blogs

We set out to Chinatown with an ideal, for dinner we wanted to eat everything “on a stick”. In many parts of China it is quite normal for a large amount of street food to be served BBQ’d on a stick. Crazy Wings in Sydney upholds this tradition and was a lucky find whilst walking around – plus its BYO. So a cheap night of Meat on a stick with …

pub crawl Sydney: 4 Pines Brewery, manly.

Sydney Pub Crawl: Manly to The Rocks (With Video)

Tommo Booze, Video Blogs

Beer? Yes please! Sydney boasts an excellent selection of pubs, particularly in The Rocks, which is the historic centre of the city. With so many to try we are left with only one option: Pub Crawl!!! A cloudy day had turned to a beautifully sunny afternoon and this seemed like the perfect time to enjoy the alcohol related delights that Sydney has to offer.   After a nice afternoon in …

Fishmongers basket at Fishmongers restaurant in Manly

Fishmongers, Fish and chips in Manly, Sydney. (Restaurant Review with Video)

Tommo Food, Video Blogs

This is not your traditional Fish & Chips. Fishmongers offers a menu of deep fried aquatic treats that differs from your regular street side fryer. We enjoy tempura prawns and veggies along with the slightly more classic fishermans basket including battered fish and Calamari. Take awesome fresh ingredients and deep fry them… how can you go wrong? Well, fortunately Fishmongers do not go too far wrong. The Fish was light, …

Travel Budget Planner and Calculator, Our Comprehensive guide with FREE Excel budget template.

Tommo Travel Tips

In this article I’ll first outline the budget considerations for a backpacking trip. Following this I’ll offer some budget examples and you can download our FREE Excel travel budget planner calculator template to figure out your own budget estimate. Planning your trip is daunting. What if you forget something? Well, this article has the complete roadmap to everything you need to get sorted. Research and planning are also the key to getting the …

7 awesome accommodation tips for first time backpackers + Price guide for budget accommodation worldwide

Tommo Travel Tips

If you want to find the cheapest accommodation world wide, then searching hotel comparison websites like Agoda, Expedia and many others are not going to get you the right results! Aside from most of those sites taking a commission, they won’t represent the cheapest hostels because a) They don’t make much commission, b) The quality might not be high enough, (but not necessarily some cheap places are great), c) The smaller …

Baguette with salami

TIPS – Ideas for eating cheaply in western countries whilst travelling

Tommo Food, Travel Tips

Food can be expensive, especially if you are eating out all the time whilst travelling. However there are alternatives and tips for saving money that you might not have thought of! If you are a first time backpacker, your previous experience of eating abroad may be in hotels, restaurants, and fast food from McDonalds, Subway or KFC… When travelling you probably don’t want to be stuck only eating international brands, …

packing for a trip list

Packing Guide For Girls: The important……and not so important things to pack when you are a lady!

Megsy Travel Tips

So you want to go travelling? But as a girl its hard to know exactly what to take. For just a weekend away with the girls we need day clothes, night clothes, shoes to match all possible situations and a clutch/purse or 2 as well……not to mention all the cosmetics, hairdryer and of course your GHD. .. Such a packing strategy isn’t going to work for backpacking! So this guide is all …

Stanley Wine

How to drink cheaply no matter what country I am in. Top 5 tips.

Tommo Booze, Travel Tips

The biggest box of wine ever! If you like a lot of beer or can’t start the day without a coffee then you are going to have to factor that into your travel budget… Drinking in developed countries can get quite expensive, but there are always cheap options: Even in Australia (Where the pubs are VERY expensive) you can grab a “Goon Bag” – 4 litres of cask wine for …