First time home buyers say no to debt, travel forever instead

First time home buyers say no to debt - Travel forever instead

In 2012, 6 months into saving $35,000 for a mortgage deposit in Brisbane, Australia, Tommo (a wedding singer) & Megsy (a travel agent), decided to take control of their future, rather than handing their lives over to the banks. With ongoing uncertainty in the housing market, Tommo & Megsy chose travel freedom, with a minimalist,…

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

How to do paris when you're broke

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…

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6 Reasons We Spent Less Money in Europe than Asia

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…

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

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…

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Why living the dream is harder than you expect

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…

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It costs less to travel full time than stay home & $5 Prizren Podcast

it costs less to travel than to stay at home!

Prizren Podcast Episode 001: How it costs less to travel full time than stay home & $5 Prizren Podcast Listen NOW! 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…

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9 Tips on how to eat Asian street food And NOT get sick

Spewing on your poop is not an ideal travel experience. Asian street food has a reputation for making foreigners sick. After 14 months of travel in Asia and only a couple of instances of mild diarrhoea, we’ve maintained a pretty solid system (pun) for avoiding getting sick from eating street food. We’d like to share…

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16 Asian Taxi scams (and how to beat them)

Kolkata Ambassador Taxi Yellow

Taxi drivers all over Asia know how to extort foreigners, and locals. We’ve encountered our fair share of Asian taxi scams but North Indian taxi drivers are by far the most sneaky. Even the most experienced traveller can easily fall prey to some of the lesser used tricks. Not all of these are hardcore scams…

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How to use Squat Toilets: 10 tips on technique and what to expect

How to use Squat Toilets

Going to Asia for the very first time can be a daunting experience. But it’s going in Asia that is the subject of today’s article. Welcome to the land of Squat toilets. Everyone needs to “go” at some point during the day. In Asia you may even find that the change in cuisine can make this…

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