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 …

How to explore the real Tuscany: by bike

Megsy Fun

There is a reason about 14 million people visit Tuscany, Italy every year. Unique countryside and a culinary tradition that lives up to it’s thousands of years of history… Not to mention, Tuscany is the home of Chianti wine. We believe, if you visit somewhere by car, bus or train, you often miss something. That sense of really being in a place. Inside a glass and metal bubble, you just don’t connect with …

Love Parma ham? Your world is about to get much tastier

Megsy Food, Food & Drink Tours

The Italians have been holding out on us! While they have been happily exporting Parma ham to the world, they have been keeping a secret. A secret that all you meat eaters, and ham lovers of the world will want to know about… There’s another ham! Yes, I can hear your gasps of shock and see your instantaneous puddles of drool, at the idea. So, let me explain more. Cured ham …

Discover the secrets of Italian cuisine, in Florence

Tommo Cooking Classes, Food

I never used to order margarita pizza. Something about only putting 2 ingredients on a pizza makes me think “How Boring” and “What a waste of pizza base”. Surely, the cheese and tomato is the foundation for the other toppings? Surely, the pizza is not finished until more is added? But, our recent trip to Italy sort of screwed up all my pizza perceptions. In a good way. The Italians …

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 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 …

Arundel Castle

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.

Bastille day Fireworks Paris 2014

Bastille Day Fireworks, Eiffel Tower, Paris

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 …