I get a lot of emails, and to be honest replying to them is something I look forward to. The most common email, aside from the daily marriage proposals, is how do I afford to travel so much, and so far.
I always give a few tips here, so I thought I’d jot down 5 ways to travel cheaper. Check them out:
I’ve got a dream of cycling across the USA next year, and after a little bit of research I saw that it takes about 3 months. The normal budget for this trip? Less than $1500! For 3 months in the US, doesn’t get much cheaper than that. All that free, eco-friendly transport and a way to lose that beer gut, perfect.
I know I keep harping on about this, but it really is that sh*t. Remember when facebook started and some people didn’t buy into it, they said it was just a fad, and then a year or two down the line they had to get involved. Well this is it all over again, only better and more beneficial. Don’t be that guy. Again.
3) Bargain Hunt:
The internet just isn’t going away, and with the recession in it’s full glorious bloom there’s never been a better time to get free discounts for the UK. If your looking for cheap hostels and hotels, get your hands on voucher codes for Hotels.com. Get searching and don’t give up.
Helpx is to couchsurfing what internships are to volunteering. You do a bit of work each day, but instead of a couch you get full room and board, and it’s available in more than 100 countries! An awesome way to travel for FREE.
5) Find a free guide:
Getting rinsed as a tourist seems to be standard practice these days, local business owners see us backpackers as fair game and we pay double the going rate. Having a local around certainly puts an end to that, over at Bigapplegreeter.org you can bag yourself a free guide. Do it now before they’re all snapped up.