Life on the Road: How to Travel for Free

From time to time we stumble on these enticing stories about young people, who have quit their jobs, left everything behind, and went on an around the world trip.

Managers who turned traveling nomads – they document their everyday adventures in blogs and videos.

They tell fantastic stories about how being on the road changed their whole life and tilted their values and perspective.

Envious much?

Living the dream

Yes, it all sounds incredible, before you realize, how much money you need on a single vacation, let alone a whole tour.

Accommodations, airfare, trains, buses, food to sustain yourself. All of this can leave a gaping hole in your pocket.

So how do these travelers manage to stay on the road? Here are several tips, gathered from experienced bloggers.

Save money on airfare

The key is to book tickets way in advance. Plus various companies drop promo codes now and then. Also, don’t forget to acquire a decent miles card – the more you travel, the less you will have to pay.


Find friendly locals, who will be willing to shelter you, or try Couchsurfing. It is not as scary, as it sounds. Many services allow users to find people in every corner of the world, who will give you great tips on how to survive in their native city.

Find small jobs

Many bloggers do freelance work, but sometimes even this income is not enough. A good idea is to find part-time jobs. But what to do, if a person does not speak the language? Well, networking, social networks, and services can help with that. You never know, whose acquaintance needs a pair of extra hands at a local cafe. Eg – Fiverr and Upwork for freelance, etc.

Become a part of a Community

Get friendly and useful to people from the neighborhood. Some organizations and groups offer nifty information, good company, and sometimes even free food.

Avoid the trap

And we are talking about souvenirs. They cost a lot, and the temptation is very big. And if you want to buy that magnet for your refrigerator, do it in a place far from tourist attractions. And never, never at an airport.

Be open to food

Learn to get friendly with local food. Common fast foods cost way more, than street dishes. Also tasting new cuisine is one of the joys of traveling.

Take your time

Don’t rush to move to another country. Saviour what you can. Most of the time real hidden gems are a long way from the capital. This way you can save up on costly transportation and appreciate the place.


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