How to Travel Without Spending a Lot of Money : Cheap Travelling Ideas

As said by Mark Twain, an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecture, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”, traveling is something everyone should be doing, whenever they can, because later when you’re too old to travel or lying on your deathbed, you will regret not being able to explore new places, culture, and people.

It may seem like traveling is something only for the rich, because of the air travel fees as well as the super expensive accommodations, but, traveling is that doesn‘t require much money. The only thing that it actually requires is courage and willingness.


Travelling can increase mental well-being and help you to relax and forget all your troubles. Whether you are traveling for your work, on a vacation with your friends and family, or traveling to seek out knowledge, traveling can help you become a happier person by learning new things, exploring new places, meeting new people, providing you with new experiences and turning you into a storyteller.

“If I want people to respect my diversity , then I had to start from yourself and respect them.”, Says Tomislav Perko a former stock broker and now a traveler and the author of 1000 days of spring. Just as traveling is humbling, it is also empowering.  It makes you self-confident and makes you realize what you are capable of.

So if you’re planning to go on a shopping spree, save up that money for traveling, because here are 5 cheap ways you can travel around the world:

How to Travel Without Spending a Lot of Money : Cheap Travelling Ideas

1 Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a website that provides hospitality and is also a social media website. It helps you to contact people or hosts who are willing to let you stay at their place for free. It is a platform for members to stay as a guest at a host’s home, host other travelers, meet other members or join an event.

2 Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking is defined as “soliciting a ride by standing at the edge of a road, facing traffic, with one’s thumb extended/upwards.” Hitchhiking is a very common means of traverse in numerous countries.

Although is usually free sometimes people expect a form of payment. Hitchhiking is as old as the wheel and will probably exist as long as people need to travel from place to place. Countless people pick up travelers or “hitchhikers” as a way of getting a little bit of excitement in their life. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends as well as learn and experience new things.

See also: How to Travel Without Spending a Lot of Money in Nepal

3 Camping

Camping is a way of accommodation by setting up tents and campfires. Camping as a recreational activity became popular among elites in the early 20th century. Camping requires you to spend no money at all on accommodation. It only requires you to find a safe place to set your tent.

4 Home stay

A homestay is a holiday or other period abroad spent staying in the home of a local family. It allows the exchange of cultures, information, and experience. It is commonly used by people who wish to improve their language skills and become familiar with the local lifestyle.

Some developing countries like Nepal prefer homestay as a means of developing the tourism industry. It allows tourists to experience the country and it’s culture. Homestay types range from immersing in a local family experience to renting a basic room.

Unlike Couchsurfing, Homestay is not a free accommodation but it is cheaper than hotels and provides you with more opportunities to immerse yourself in the cultures and environment.

5 Temporary jobs

A temporary job is a type of employment in which an employee has to remain in a certain position only for a specified period of time. Temporary employees usually have the opportunity to attain permanent employment status after te time period has elapsed.Employees can earn by the hour, earn higher rates of pay and leave at short notice.

However the flexibility you will experience from temporary jobs is unlike any other type of work. Temporarily gives you a job experience as well as help you to pay for your trips, just like Tomislav Perko, a former stock broker and now a low budget traveler as well as the author of “1000 days of spring” had done when in Australia to pay for his around the world trip.


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