People usually connect traveling to budget losses and expensive tours. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although there is always an option to stay at high-end hotels and book a private jet, there are other options out there.
Even though it can be hard to believe, you can travel even if you don’t have a lot of money. Or no money at all. With this guide, we will show you X hacks that can get you almost anywhere in the world for free.
Getting a Free Accommodation
Booking an expensive hotel does have its advantages, but adventure wise it can be pretty uneventful. Once you see one, you’ve seen them all.
Nowadays, people are looking for a way to actually get to know the place they are traveling to, and staying in a hotel isn’t a way to do that. So there are more advantages to these ‘other options’ than just saving money.
One of the ways to get your free accommodation is by visiting worldpacker.com. This organization offers free hostels in exchange for your skills. In this way, the guest and the hostel actually work together.
You will get free accommodation and they can profit out of your skills like wall painting, bartending, or even website maintenance. You simply have to think of a way that you can contribute.
If you have any experience of farm work, or you are looking to learn more about it, this is a great option for you. WWOOF, or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, has created a network of places where you can go, live, and eat for free, as long as you are willing to help them out with their work.
Don’t be discouraged if you are more of an urban person, because no previous experience is required, and this can be a great opportunity for you to learn more about farm life.
Special Discount On Certain Days
You don’t have to pay much to see extraordinary things. Museums and galleries around the world offer a reduced price on some days of the week, and some are even completely free of charge. For example, in Munich, a great number of museums are free for children and adolescents. Moreover, even the “expensive” museums will charge you only 1 euro for the entrance fee on a Sunday.
Get A Job Abroad
Although no one likes to think about working while traveling, if you are planning on prolonging your adventure, this might help you achieve that. These jobs are a good way of earning some money that will help you with all the basic expenses while you are abroad.
Websites like workaway.info can provide an insight into the available job positions around the world.
There is no need to think about these jobs as your future career, but only a way to help yourself while you are away from home. So if you see yourself as a (temporary) bartender, lifeguard, local tour guide, or an English teacher, this can be an easy way to fund your trip.