Travel Freedom Podcast (Location Independent Income & Travel)

Digital Nomads: Tommo & Megsy, location Independent bloggers & entrepreneurs

Podcast Overview

Become Location Independent: The Travel Freedom Podcast (FKA: $5 planet) is a weekly travel lifestyle podcast that teaches listeners how to travel for the best possible price and how to create enough online income through blogging in order to live and travel overseas as much as they want.
Every Monday we interview digital nomads about how they make money online. You will also be able to follow our progress from making our first hundred dollars to making a full time living online.
On alternate Mondays we visit a different destination and discuss how to travel anywhere for less than staying home - and have a much better time doing it! We find the most affordable food and fun things to do and speak to local experts about the best off the beaten track experiences.

Podcast Episodes

069 Chiang Mai P1: Food & Fun in Northern Thailand




From the insanely busy walking markets to the surprising abundance of Thai-Western fusion food, Chiang Mai has got a little bit of everything for the modern digital nomad. We find food, fun and even some classic Thai luxury, in part one of our two part Chiang Mai Podcast.

068 Blog Monetization 101: Core Strategies

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Are you are struggling to make a money from your blog? We discuss the core strategies that are working for bloggers right now and how to choose which are right for you.

067 Hong Kong Food Extravaganza

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Hong Kong is one of the best foodie destinations in the world. We delight our tastebuds with everything from down and dirty local cantonese food, to up market French tapas. We wash it back with a healthy serving of wine at the international wine and spirits show.


  • Egg Tarts
  • Bowrington Food Market
  • BBQ Honey Pork & Goose!
  • Alchemy Dine in the dark
  • Aqua Luna Harbour Tours
  • Mr Wong's Unlimited Food & Wine Buffet
  • The International Wine & Spirits Fair


066 Essential Wordpress plugins for bloggers

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Get your free Blog Setup Cheat Sheets by registering on the show notes for this episode.



Security, improved site speed, SEO, email list and social building, increase engagement, increase profit. There are a lot of plugins we use on all our Wordpress blogs. This is our list of essential ones that you shouldn't be without.

065 Essaouira, Morocco: Eating Fresh & The Massage of Death

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We spent one month in Essaouira, on Morocco's Atlantic west coast. We explore some of the most "freshest" local food markets in the world, discover the winding backstreets and history of the medina and find a local massage that was more than we bargained for...


  • Shopping for the freshest raw chicken - So fresh it's still warm!
  • The history behind The Essaouira Medina and fortress
  • The largest lounge we've had in an apartment - ever! Only $350 a month.
  • Kitesurfing on the atlantic coast
  • The massage of death!
  • Amazing fruit and veg markets and the secret to finding good tagine in Morocco

Back With More Episodes FEB 1st 2016

We are on another break while we focus on our upcoming Travel Blog Monetization Virtual Summit (Coming in March). Check out for more info.

If you missed any of our old episodes, now is a good time to go back and listen!

064 Turn a profit with physical products

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Creating physical products can be a long process, but a very profitable one, if done right. Making mistakes early on can waste month and thousands of dollars. We chat with Jeremy from Tortuga Backpacks about avoiding the rookie mistakes and creating a profitable product business.


063: Best & Worst in Travel 2015

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16 countries across 2 continents… We've experienced and eaten a lot! Today our favourites (and least favourites) in food, attractions, journeys, destinations, accommodation, drinks and more! Could we have eaten the best burger in the world in 2015? Time to find out.

061 Vienna: Beer, Pork, Cheese & Christmas Markets!

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SUMMARY: We visit a traditional micro brewery, eat schnitzel and sausages filled with cheese, ride a Segway through a storm and talk wine and Christmas markets with Helena from Vienna Tourism.


  • Get christmassy with over 22 permanent christmas markets annually in Vienna as well as plenty of pop-up markets that appear every year.
  • Vienna is the only Capital in the world with a large wine production within it's city limits.
  • Alternative Coffee culture - and historic coffee culture added to the UNESCO intangible cultural protected list in 2011
  • We eat Sausage stuffed with cheese!
  • We try some unexpected home made beers, including hemp beer and chilli beer.
  • We get caught in a storm on our Segway tour.
  • Schnitzel! Of course.
  • A Viennese pastry shop run by retirees - they have the best recipes!


Want more Travel Freedom while we are on a break?

Go back and listen to some of our favourite episodes: - Deb Cole on New Media Marketing - Scott Eddy on building a twitter following of over 600,000 - We visit Seville, Spain! Eat Tapas and talk flamenco.


We'll be back with more brand new content on December 7th!

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