Is it possible to travel for free? I'm sure you or someone you know has asked this question before. I mean how cool it would be if you could travel the world for free. This is probably the next best thing if you have a job that allows you to travel or pays you to travel. Although I don't think traveling for free is possible without having a billionaire friend or trust. Although it is not possible to travel completely free of charge, you can get pretty smelly close. So how to travel for free or really close to it? So let's look at some of the biggest costs of a trip and see how you can reduce them.
There is no doubt that the biggest expense when traveling is paying for airfare, and while you probably won't get airfare for free if you are not a flight attendant or married, you will get cheaper airfare. The best way to get cheap airline tickets is to use low cost airlines, so the next time you want to travel, look for a low cost airline and see if you can get an agreement. The next biggest expense when traveling is accommodation, but there are some great ways to get around that expense. The best way to stay at the expense of lodging, and maybe even skip the food, is to do some work in the lodging industry.
You may think that such deals are difficult to find, but there are many websites that can help you, such as workaway.info or WWOOF. These websites connect people who need volunteers or staff with people who want to work for free accommodation. Another way to avoid accommodation costs is to use a website such as couchsurfing.org. This website allows you to connect with hosts who may just have an extra room in the house and allow you to stay for free. It lets you make new friends and meet great people. The only downside is that such opportunities are shorter, for example, many do not last more than a week.
Now that you get cheap airline tickets and cheap or free accommodation, the nest is the biggest expense of food. Some work shift programs cover your food, but sometimes you don't take it so we can look at how you can afford to eat. Stop eating! Now you do not have to stop completely, but set yourself a reasonable limit that can say once a week. Food is a huge expense and is easy to ease if you show a little self control. Buying local food and cooking yourself is much cheaper than going out and eating every day. I hear another one complaining, "I don't want to be on vacation, I don't want to cook for myself." Well, you may also choose not to cook and go on holiday once a year, or you can cook and go on holiday twice a year – your choice is yours. Also, do you want to go on vacation or travel? Although you may not always cook yourself, you can spend most of your time, especially when staying in a hostel or someone else's house. So suck it up and cook some food.
Now that you know what the top three travel costs are and how to cut them down, you're ready to go out there and go on a world tour!