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5 Fun Gold Coast Activities To Get Your Heart Racing

Megsy Fun

The Gold Coast is certainly the adventure sport capital of Australia – there is a plethora of Gold Coast activities purely designed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping! Many of these activities could potentially leave you a little weak at the knees, but with a huge grin on your face that says “Lets Do That Again!” “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing!” – …

Cute Travel Outfits - Misha Mendicino Designs

Cute Travel Outfits – Ethical fashion for your next tropical getaway

Megsy Travel Tips

It can be hard sometimes to live up the the ‘travel standard’ set on social media. All you see is people travelling the world – and looking bloody fantastic while they do it. I’ve never been one of those girls that takes 5 hours in the bathroom just to go grocery shopping – nup 5-10 minutes tops usually for me. But there does come a time when travelling that you …

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Dreamworld Australia – Top Things to do on the Gold Coast. Food Fun & Adventure All In One Place

Megsy Travel Tips

As I climbed into the front seat of a ride simply called “Buzzsaw” it occurred to me that I had no idea what this ride actually did. I didn’t watch it before joining the queue, I had my Ride Express pass in hand so I practically ran up and jumped on. It wasn’t until I was tightly strapped in and the ride started to take me up…..up 15 storeys that I realised that I …

Fun things to do in Hong Kong

Fun Things to do In Hong Kong

Megsy Food, Fun

This wasn’t our first rodeo. We ate and drank our way through Hong Kong back in 2013. Did we think we would be back in 2015 – no way! Were we so excited about going back that we peed our pants just a little bit – hells yes!!! During our last visit, we just fell head over heels in love with Hong Kong. The exceptional Cantonese and International food available. …

Food Fun Adventure in Barcelona Province

Food Fun Adventure: Barcelona Province (Day trip from Barcelona)

Megsy Food, Fun

 When heading to Catalonia Spain, there seems to be only one place on everyone’s minds – Barcelona. But, don’t miss out on what the rest of Barcelona Province has to offer. I know. Barcelona is kick-ass. But, let’s just take a step back and look at the downsides of BCN. It’s super touristy, and you can’t move anywhere without being offered some sort of tour, or meal special. In fact you can’t really …

Food Fun Adventure in Innsbruck Austria.

Food Fun & Adventure in Innsbruck, Austria

Tommo Food, Fun, Travel Tips

There are so many destinations around Europe that already have world fame. That are “known” to us all, even if we have never been. Paris, Rome, Berlin. Innsbruck, you may know for hosting the winter olympics in both 1964 & 1972. That was about all I knew about the town. After arriving I learned that it has also been known as the “Capital of the Alps”, with an imperial palace …

011 Kalashnikovs & blood feuds in Albania + How to drink cheap, anywhere (Podcast)

Megsy Travel Freedom Podcast

Shkoder, Albania Podcast Episode 011: Kalashnikovs and blood feuds in Albania & How to drink cheap, anywhere Listen NOW! Subscribe on iTunes WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @5dollartravel [tweetthis]My comment is…[/tweetthis] What do you want in the …

9 photos to inspire you to visit Kotor, Montenegro

9 Photos to Inspire you visit Kotor, Montenegro

Megsy Photo Inspiration

Recently we had the pleasure of spending some time in the stunning area of Europe known as the Balkans. We originally went here as my (Megsy) Schengen visa had expired and I needed to get out for at least 3 months. What we discovered was an area of breathtaking beauty, friendly locals and fantastic food. One place in particular that we fell in love with was the city of Kotor …

How to do Paris

How to do Paris when your broke as f@#k

Megsy Travel Tips

It’s no secret that Paris is an expensive city to visit. Actually it was recently listed as one of the 10 most expensive places for a city break, coming in a close second to London. So why the hell, you might ask, would Five Dollar Traveller go anywhere near Paris? This seriously can’t be a budget destination to visit? In answer to the question: 1. Hello! It’s Paris – who …

living the dream is hard

Why living the dream is harder than you expect

Megsy Travel Tips

Travelling the world. Living the dream. Freedom. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? So, what went wrong? Every traveller, when they start out, has dreams of grandeur. Heading into the unknown. Discovering new cultures, foods, friends and places. Seeing the world from a different point of view for as long as the money holds out. We did all those things. It was great. It was… But, what you might not expect is …

Is the Media Creating a Fear of Travelling?

Megsy Fun

– Danish tourist gang-raped in India – USA Today – Aussie ‘violently ill’ from restaurant in Bali deaths link – nineMSN.com – US tourist stabbed to death after failing to stop singing in Thai bar – The Australian We’ve all seen the headlines. You don’t need to read the whole story to get the gist of what’s happened. Even though you haven’t delved into the details, for some reason it …

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 …