33 Budget Travel Tips to See The World On The Cheap

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    33 Travel Tips For Traveling the World on a Budget

    1. NZ Muse says:

      Definitely recommend WWOOFing if you’re even slightly interested! This city slicker loved it – changed my life.

      • Stefanie says:

        It sounds like an amazing experience, but I’ve never had a chance to chat with someone who’s actually done it. So glad to hear it’s as awesome as it sounds!

    2. This is one of the amazing things about being an online entrepreneur. You can travel!!

    3. Tara says:

      I work in fundraising for a religious organization so it’s not uncommon for us to have Sunday events (no fret, I get plenty of comp time). As such, I have taken vacation after and seen first hand how those Tuesday to Tuesday flights are so cheap! I’m spoiled now and hate paying weekend flight prices. I really recommend using that method if you can!

      • Stefanie says:

        I’m the same way – and not just with my travel either. Because my schedule is so self directed, I always do things on off hours. If I wind up having to go to the grocery store during rush hour or travel at a peak time, I get irrationally annoyed.

    4. Great list! I loved all your tips and applaud you for sleeping on a bus. I still can’t quite figure out the hack for sleeping on planes, trains or busses.

      • Stefanie says:

        The bus sleeping was not ideal, but we had days on tour where we’d be on the bus for 10 plus hours so we did the best we could.

    5. TJ says:

      I’m especially shocked at the weekly (and monthly) discounts available on AirBNB, though it certainly varies from host to host, I guess it makes sense to offer the big discounts because the host has less turnover in the guests, less cleaning to do, etc,

      When you’re not on a specific schedule, it certainly enables you to drastically reduce the cost of your lodging. And if you have kitchen privileges, the savings on food is pretty major too.

      The one thing I’ve particularly enjoyed about traveling with young people through travel companies such as Contiki is that most of the other travelers are broke young people who just aren’t interested in the super expensive restaurants. Though many of them spent a lot more on alcohol than I ever would.. In Italy, there were so many places with pizzas for like 5 euros if you were content with just sauce and cheese. And you could probably split one of those among a couple people.

      As I plan the 2017 road trip, I find myself feeling torn between trying to see as much as I can, to maximize the utility of my time with a secondary focus on costs, or approaching it with being as cost efficient as possible, which might allow for a longer travel duration but not necessarily as many places. In the back of my head, I know the longer my work gap is, the harder it will be to find work afterwards. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens….

      • Stefanie says:

        I used to be all about maximizing cost efficiency, but now I’m more in the maximizing utility of time camp. I figure, I’m already spending the time and money to be here, I might as well make the most of it. But that’s also a mindset I can now afford.

    6. A work-cation, now there’s an idea! Great post, lots of good tips here.

    7. Nawfal says:

      Thanks for your Tips ????☺

    8. Rev Ong says:

      Amazing detailed tips. I’d been seeking websites for work while traveling. I’m signed up for a couple of work/travel websites but couldn’t really land anything yet. Do you have any tips on this? I usually backpack with my girlfriend and we love moving around in the most nomadic ways. We couchsurf, take local buses and enjoyed the whole experience very much!

      • Stefanie says:

        I’ve found doing it yourself and searching for your own coworking spots as you travel is the most cost effective. That said, there are some great programs that do it all for you, like We Roam, they’re just more pricey.

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    10. Seema says:

      Very useful tips. Especially follow the dollar one

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