10 Cool Travel Gifts for Christmas 2015

10 cool travel gifts for christmas

Can’t decide what cool travel gifts to buy the traveller in your life? It can be difficult to come up with christmas presents to buy them. Most travellers can only carry a certain amount of luggage. The gifts you buy need to be practical, useful, lightweight and compact. We have taken some of the guess…

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How to do Paris when your broke as [email protected]#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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Travel Budget Planner and Calculator, Our Comprehensive guide with FREE Excel budget template.

travel budget planner

In this article I’ll first outline the budget considerations for a backpacking trip. Following this I’ll offer some budget examples and you can download our FREE Excel travel budget planner calculator template to figure out your own budget estimate. Planning your trip is daunting. What if you forget something? Well, this article has the complete roadmap to…

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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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Dont visit Asia without these 9 travel toiletries

Backpacking essentials: Toiletries

Salt toothpaste? Suncream with whitening agent? Moisturiser with extra placenta? If these sound like the wrong products for your next trip to Asia, you’d be right. Turns out, the useful, everyday toiletries we love back home just aren’t that popular in Asia. Toiletries may not be the most exciting topic, but knowing what to take…

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10 Essential Items Most Travellers Forget to Take Backpacking

10 essential items travellers forget to take backpacking

So you’ve decided to go travelling? Whether you’re going travelling for 1 week or 1 year there are some important items you need to have on your travel checklist. Naturally having the right backpack, clothing and shoes are all important things to consider. But there are a few things that you may not have even…

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