6 Reasons We Spent Less Money in Europe than Asia

Megsy Travel Tips

Asia is the ultimate budget traveller destination, right? Cheap food. ‘Genuine fake’ clothes that can be bartered for a fraction of the price of an original. Long distance transport is ridiculously cheap compared to western countries. Hostel room for just a few dollars. When we left Australia we set ourselves a budget of $42 total per day (Total, for both of us). Easy right? Nope! We were spending hours searching …

FREE Accommodation Worldwide: 10 simple steps to become a top HouseSitter in 3 months

Tommo Travel Tips

House sitting means free accommodation around the world. I’m sure you’ll agree this is a golden ticket for any traveller. We signed up to trusted house sitters on 17th April 2014 whilst paying to stay in a filthy hotel in Kanyakamuri, India. By June 5th we were on our first housesit in England and by late July we were getting multiple requests to housesit – that we didn’t even have to …

4 Photos that will inspire you to visit Pont-en-Royans, French Alps

Tommo Photo Inspiration

Homes hang perilously on the cliff above the river. The name Pont-en-Royans literally means “Bridge on Royans”. This picture-postcard village is nestled in the foothills of the French alps, about 1 hour from Grenoble to the east and the Rhone valley to the west. During July and August the town is busy with tourists. This doesn’t take away from the charm of this idyllic spot. Enjoy a picnic in the park …

4 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Roman Baths, Bath, UK

Tommo Photo Inspiration

2000 years ago, the romans came to the cold northern lands of England. They discovered the natural hot-springs at Bath and thought, “Shit, this’ll keep us warm on those winter nights, lets build a bath-house”. And build they did. The ancient site, fortunately, was lost beneath the modern city – meaning it was preserved until re-discovery in the 19th century. In fact, the baths at Bath are the best preserved example …

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Photos to inspire you to visit Arundel Castle, UK

Tommo Photo Inspiration

It’s like a fairy tale. Arundel castle has almost 1000 years of living history. If you want a real English experience, this is it. We took the silver package, which gave us access to the old norman keep (dating from the 11th Century) and the grounds. The cost was £11 ($19) http://www.arundelcastle.org/plan-a-visit/admission-prices.html Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We visited Arundel Castle without any affiliation. [manual_related_posts]

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Bastille Day Fireworks, Eiffel Tower, Paris 2014

Tommo Photo Inspiration

Every 14th July France celebrates Bastille day. It’s a national independence day. The streets fill with people, especially for the evening fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Getting up close to the Eiffel tower is impossible. The area is cordoned off as herds of onlookers push to find the best viewing spot. Fortunately, we found a good location and got some great photos of the fireworks – enjoy!   Looking …

How to Enjoy Luxury Accommodation on a Budget

James Travel Tips

Our adventure started at a converted school house in the Charente, a region of France known for its verdant scenery and cognac brandy. As we walked through the sunny woods with Rossco (an Airedale terrier) and Ralph (a border terrier) it was hard to believe that this was our lives. Some people save money all their lives to experience this, and we were doing it on a tight budget. It …

Top 5 Things To Do In Rome

Tommo Fun

Our ROME top 5 experiences: This is going to be tough. Rome is literally filled with amazing attractions, great food and a vibrant atmosphere that is pretty hard to match elsewhere in Europe. Read our full Rome blog for a more in depth look at Rome.   1. BEST Attraction/experience no matter the expense! This is actually impossible to choose just one… So here is my top 3 in close …

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Top 5 things to do in Barcelona

Tommo Fun

Vibrant. Intoxicating. Addictive. Barcelona is a city I will keep going back to. Life energy exudes from every corner, the modern and the classic fused together in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. With so much life, you don’t need to come here to see anything in particular to have a great time, just being here and immersing yourself in the culture is enough! Which is why our …

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Tommo catches the travel bug: a retrospective on my first long term travel experience

Tommo Fun

Why Travel? I didn’t know, I’d been on plenty of holidays with my parents as a kid… some lamer than others. I’d been on a few trips into europe independently, which may sound impressive if you are not from Europe I suppose. After finishing University I felt like the rat race was not the sort of lifestyle I would want to look back on in 40 years and feel proud of. …