THE CHEAPEST WAY TO TRAVEL

You do not need to be rich to take a trip, you only need take the risk!



lets see this complete guide about my experience in a cheap trip, not the most confortable but free

Work overseas — Not making enough money at your job? Why not get a job overseas? There are plenty of opportunities in the world as long as you aren’t picky — and after all, this isn’t a career you are starting, it’s just a way to earn money for travel. These jobs don’t require advanced degrees or a lot of work experience either. with this kind of job you will get a free ride, … well at least without money and maybe you will a payment for your job, is not easy

Get free flights — There are so many ways to earn free flights, I hate when people tell me they can’t afford to fly. Sign up for a few travel credit card, collect miles, and then fly for free. Most cards offer sign-up bonuses of 50,000 points — and if you sign up for both an airline card (think a United airlines card) and a general rewards card like the Chase Sapphire card, you can combine the two point balances and get a cheap flight faster.

I’ve been a travel hacker for a long time and it’s what allows me to fly and stay around the world for free. I collect miles and hotel points through credit card rewards, online bonuses, category bonuses, surveys, and special offers.

Can’t sign up for credit cards? There are many ways to increase your mileage balance without credit cards. Three high-impact ways are:

  • Watch out for deals — I sign up for all the airline mailing lists. I always watch out for special 2-for-1 miles deal, or when they have special card offers to get extra miles. United Airlines just gave me 1,000 miles for watching a demo on their new shopping toolbar. I once got triple miles by buying some clothes from Gap just by seeing it in their mailing list. That doesn’t even utilize all the special bonus offers airlines have on cars, restaurants, and hotels.
  • Shop at their member stores — All airlines have special offers with all the big stores: Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Target, etc. Shopping at those preferred stores will earn you 2–4 miles per dollar spent, sometimes even more. If you spend $1,000 a month, you can earn up to 3,000 miles just by going through their websites. The products don’t cost extra. I do all my shopping through the airline malls simply for the extra miles.
  • Put everything on the card — I pay nothing in cash. I put everything on my card, from Starbucks to phone bills. My total monthly spending is about $2,500 per month. That’s more miles for me. Everything I do is to benefit my mileage account.

Stay with locals for free– There are many services that connect travelers with locals who are willing to let them stay with them for free. Using this site you will never have to pay for accommodation. Years ago I read about a guy who traveled for years while only Couchsurfing. I’ve used this service about 10 times and always meet amazing people. Sometimes you get a room, sometimes a couch, sometimes an air mattress, but it’s always free. There are also local Couchsurfing group meet-ups that can help you make friends in your new city. Moreover, because of the rise of the sharing economy in the last few years there are now websites that let you not only stay with locals but share rides, meals, train tickets, gear, and much more! These website not only save you a ton of money but they also get you off the tourist track and into the local life.

Free walking tours — Want to learn about the city, get your bearings, and see the major sights? Take a free walking tour. You can find them in 90% of the major cities in Europe, and there are also a few in large Asian cities, South America, New York, Australia, and New Zealand. To find these tours, ask the local tourist office, your hostel staff (or just walk into a hostel and ask about them), or Google “Free walking tour (city name).”

House-sit — Can’t afford your vacation? Watch someone’s house while they go on theirs. You can sign up for one of the sites below and watch people’s homes for free, allowing you to stay in one destination for a while and get to know it well without having to pay for accommodation. Added bonus: you get a kitchen to cook your food, which saves you even more money



Cook your meals — The best way to save money on the road is to cook all your own meals. I recently spent $60 USD for a week’s worth of groceries in Stockholm instead of an average of $15 USD per day eating out!. If you are Couchsurfing, your host will probably have a kitchen, as do many hostels, campsites, and guesthouses. No kitchen? Pack your own container and silverware and make some sandwiches and salads on the go. Not every meal requires a stove right?

Just because you are traveling, it doesn’t mean you need to eat out every meal. You won’t ruin your trip to Paris if you decide not to eat out one day! There’s simply no reason to be spending lots of money on food on your trip!

Sleep in large dorms — Large hostel dorm rooms are the cheapest paid accommodation out there. If Couchsurfing isn’t your thing, this is your next best way to save money on a place to sleep.

Use student and other discount cards — Are you a student, teacher, or under 26? Welcome to the world of 50%-off attractions and a plethora of discounts. Get a student/teacher/youth card and save big!

Get city tourist cards — If you plan on seeing a lot of sights in a city, you should get a city tourism card, which offers you discounted and free access to the major attractions and museums, as well as free public transportation. I saved over $100 with the London pass, $80 with Paris Museum card, $50 with a Helsinki card, and tons more with other city tourism cards. They are an amazing way to save money on attractions that not enough people use.

This is not the easiest way to travel, but if you like to enjoy the adrenaline of a trip I’m sure you give everything to live that moment, I have to mention that a tourist only needs accommodation to spend the night sheltered and save things only so it does not need to be a large or comfortable place

In many places that I visited I made some friends who for some work allowed me to use their garage to sleep, for me it was enough, when you travel you sleep late and you get up early and there will be time later to rest!

If you want to make your trip in a comfortable way and with luxuries like I used to do them before, you can only get to 5 places or countries afterwards you run out of money and spend another 10 years working, if you travel the way I do it most likely is that travel once or twice a year, 1000 dollars are more than enough to pay a ticket to almost anywhere in the world the rest is in your hands

Enjoy every minute of your life, live it to the fullest, know, explore, over the years the energy is not the same, a trip relaxes your mind, free your soul and fill you with knowledge that no book, video or blogger can tell you , if I could write each and every one of my experiences it would take half of my life and maybe I would not even finish it.

Thank you friends, if you have the opportunity to make a trip, tell me your experience I would like to know your adventures through your eyes.


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