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! Whether you’re diving deep into travel, health, or life insurance guides, it’s easy to get lost and simply frustrated. And so, we’ve created this guide to provide …

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 …

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 …