Not only will this pay for your trip, it’ll look good on your future resume. Time to hit the books!
These days ultra low cost carriers can get you to your destination for barely more than the price of the taxes on the ticket. As long as you are willing to sacrifice some comfort for a few hours its hard to beat the price per mile.
While it may seem like a long shot there are so many travel contests out there that if you have a little writing or photography talent and aren’t picky about your destination you’re sure to win something sooner or later.
Probably one of the best known ways to get free accommodations for the night, as long as you don’t mind sleeping on chairs, couches, and floors this is the way to go.
If you are trying to be frugal on the road (which you should be) then paying attention to your food expenditures is a must. Remember, lunches are usually cheaper than dinners and buying ingredients from a grocery store is usually the cheapest.
Depending on where you are you may actually end up offending the host with your tip rather than flattering them. Just be wary of this in when you are abroad…it can save you some cash too.
When you are on the road the quickest lesson you will need to learn is to roll with the punches. You may be trying to get to New Dehli by the end of the month when all of a sudden an opportunity arises to go to Australia. Let your plans evolve and you will see/do far more than you could otherwise.
Any time you get on a plane, bus, or boat your expenses will jump up. If you really want to keep things cheap try to think of traveling not as just a vacation but as a lifestyle. Don’t try to see everything but rather explore a few places in depth. You’ll save money and in return get some amazing memories.
Although it may seem a bit out of place, this single item can save you a good amount of money especially if you’ll be traveling off the beaten path.
Ok, we don’t literally mean to drive fast, haven’t you learned anything? (go back to #21) It’s just an expression that we are using to make a point, the point being that you should be willing to take risks. Your journey will only be what you make of it so at the end of the day what you get out of it is up to you.