Everyone in the world wants to travel, for luxury, for leisure, or for work. However, everyone knows that to travel, you need money. Accommodation, transportation, food, exploring, etc.; all these add up to cost a small fortune. In this article, you will learn on how to travel with less money and still gain the entire experience of wherever you travel to.The world is a dangerous place according to our media, education, families, society and so on. Often, people are afraid to leave their comfort zone and step into the unknown world. They are also afraid of not enough money. You need to have a little bit of courage to travel, to leave your comfort zone.
The world is a dangerous place according to our media, education, families, society and so on. Often, people are afraid to leave their comfort zone and step into the unknown world. They are also afraid of not enough money. You need to have a little bit of courage to travel, to leave your comfort zone.All the expenses while traveling can fall under three major categories:
All the expenses while traveling can fall under three major categories:
- Accommodation; and
- Everything else
If you minimize these three costs to a minimum, you can travel across the world with almost no money. For instance, for traveling from point A to point B you can hitchhike. Apart from being free, it’ll give you an adventure and make you learn new things and you also gain a friend. However, you need to be careful while hitchhiking and use your common sense the most. Talk to the drivers in the car, learn their stories, share yours; by talking to them is the only way you can repay them. The ultimate hitchhiking rule is that you shouldn’t expect the drivers to stop. You will be wrong in most of the cases but never lose your patience because the right ride will come just in the right time. Other alternatives to hitchhiking can be walking (very tiring), cycling, or you can work for it. Working for transportation essentially means that you don’t have to pay for the ride but work for it, can be in the form of driving for some time or cooking, etc.
Accommodation is very expensive, no matter where you go. Travelers often choose Couchsurfing when it comes to accommodation. Not only is it free but it also helps you in gaining a different perspective. You don’t travel like other tourists, but you hang out with the host and they show you their city through their eyes. You can also camp when you are traveling or you can volunteer. When you volunteer, you work for the accommodation where you can have beautiful clean rooms and also get food sometimes.
For Other expenses like food, drinks, etc avoid going to the bars and restaurants. You can buy food from the supermarket, cook with your host and buy drinks from local shops. These alternatives help you in traveling in a much cheaper way than usual humdrum of traveling.
When you travel, you not only see around but you experience things, gain knowledge and have fun. You don’t always have to pay a copious amount of money for traveling, though