Is it really possible to travel the world even if you do not have the luxury of money? It’s a question my friend asked me and at first, I was hesitant to answer. But when I said, yes, I had to defend my thesis. Join me in discovering ways in which you could travel the world cheaply.
If you could listen to people out there, the number one reason why people do not travel is because of…. Yes, you are right….Money!
How to deal with this problem is the most asked question on the internet. Everyone is asking how they can make money to travel the world and do everything that makes them feel fulfilled. Today I will take the stage and be the first one to tell you that you do not need to be rich to travel the world.
Well now you ask, how is that possible?
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And I answer, well, because there are plenty of ways that you could travel the world cheaply if not free. You see, the fact that you already know that airfares are expensive is the reason why you have not searched for cheaper ways of travelling. What if I tell you there are hundreds of thousands of opportunities that can allow you to travel at absolutely no cost!
How to travel the world at no cost
These are just some of the ways that could land you in another country for free or for a fraction of the normal price. Walk with me
1. Work overseas
This is one of the most brilliant ways of traveling the world while you do something meaningful with your life altogether. So long as you are not peaky there are a lot of opportunities out there that you could take and land in a foreign land at absolutely no cost. However, for people with families, this is often a hard option for them. People with investments that require their presence also find it hard to leave their country to go and work elsewhere.
2. Teach a Foreign Language
Learn about counties where your native language could interest them and become a teacher is one of their schools teaching them your language. For example, you could teach English in an Asian country and just like that, the school could pay for your airfare and accommodation.
3. Get free flights
I hate when people tell me they can’t afford to fly. There are so many ways to earn free flights. Sign up for a few travel credit cards, collect miles, and then fly for free. Most cards offer sign-up bonuses of 50,000 points. If you sign up for both an airline card and a general rewards card you can combine the two-point balances and get a cheap flight faster.
By collecting points and miles through credit card bonuses, smart everyday spending, online surveys, bonuses, and other methods, you’ll accrue a ton of miles even before you’ve left for your trip. You can go a lot further in the world when you take away the cost of flights and some accommodation.
4. Stay with locals for free
This is one way of learning a new culture and meeting great people along your vacation. Locals in Kenya are always welcoming to open-minded and kind tourists. Staying with the local people is an intricate way of learning more about them to their core.
5. Use the sharing economy
Sharing economy is where you sign up for shared amenities with other visitors just like you. The idea is to distribute the cost amongst yourselves hence ensuring that you get a lot more for a smaller budget. You could book a shared room and so much more. There are several websites out there that help people with a common interest in traveling to link up and share the costs.
6. Historical Tours
This popular culture in New York where people sign up for historical trips and tours where you can watch the home of famous people, their pets and popular joins around town. These tours are often free and conducted by some companies to give visitors a brief info about cities and people.
7. Cook your Food
Eating in restaurants consumes a significant share of your budget. However, buying your own produce from the market and preparing your own meal is one of the ways you could actually bring that budget down. What’s more, you know that you are the one who has prepared the meal so nothing can possibly go wrong.
8. Book Your Flight and rail Tickets way ahead of time
You could save up to 50% of your budget by purchasing your tickets way ahead of time. This way, you can be assured of significantly low prices which mean less expenditure during your exploration.
9. Sleep in Hostels or Dorms
This is a tip for travelers ready to take on anything and travel the world cheaply. Large dorms and hostels are often way cheaper than hotels. Considering you will be in your destination for quite some time, the best thing you could do to make sure your budget remains subtle is to use the services of hostels and dorms.
10. Sell your services
Are you an expert in something, you can sell your service during your vacation and make some money. You could then use this money to sustain you during your vacation. You could be surprised how people could be I need of that service and even possible open a business if you find it feasible
11. Join philanthropic groups as a volunteer
A lot of groups around the world travel the world doing charity work. You could join such a group and get the opportunity to travel the world without digging deep into your pockets. Not only will you reach out to needy people but also, you will have a chance to explore a new continent far away from home. With all these tips, you’ll be able to travel for relatively little money.
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Whether it’s two months, two years, or just a two-week vacation, travel doesn’t need to cost a huge sum of money. The key is to get out of the mindset that you must travel using a flight/hotel combination. Use the out-of-the-box nontraditional ways to travel and you will thank me later.