A common misconception prevails when it comes to the idea of traveling. That traveling is expensive & those who travel are rich. Fortunately, that’s not actually true. Don’t get me wrong, it can be very pricey if your eating out constantly & staying at luxurious accommodations. But for the budget-savvy individual who wants to explore with limited resources theirs actually plenty of opportunity out there. Below are my tops tips for how to travel the world cheaply.
- Spend minimally on accommodation – If you trying to travel the world, odds are you actually want to see it & not be cooped up in your residence all day. The #1 expense for most travelers tends to be their accommodation. Fortunately a great program exists called workaway. It’s a website that links up travelers with a place to stay in exchange for a few hours of work daily whether it’s at a hostel, on a farm, etc.. For those of you who are even more adventurous, couchsurfing offers travelers a couch at a strangers house for free. People oftentimes host foreigners in hopes that if they too are traveling down the road someone else will open up their home for them.
- Be flexible – This one’s quite simple, yet often overlooked. When booking transportation, a surefire way to save is by looking up their low fare calendar or +/- 3 days option to see if traveling on another day will save $. It’s an easy way to save a few hundred dollars on long flights/trains/buses.
- Eat street food – If you have a weak stomach this one may not be for you. But for most people, this will be beneficial for their wallet & taste buds. Street food is often an authentic representation of an areas culture. It also happens to be relatively cheap.
Obviously theirs dozens of other ways to pinch pennies, but these were my top 3 for cost cutting. Comment below what your top strategies are for traveling cheaply.