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How To Travel Cheaper Than You Can Imagine


Maybe it`s hard to believe, but cheap travel is quite a possible thing, and thousands of people all over the world prove that traveling almost with no money. We have no doubt that traveling is no longer a luxury, but it is still the best way to feel life.

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In this post we`ll give you some stunning tips on how to travel really cheap.



Camping

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The world is huge and there are plenty of places where you can camp for free. If you have a van you have a big choice of where to stay at night. And if you backpack with tents, you can either pay a small fee to pitch your tent at hostels or camp in the wild nature.

In the tropics you can travel with a hammock and a mosquito net. Just remember that your safety is in your hands.

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Couchsurfing

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One of the simplest and most popular ways to sleep for free is through couchsurfing. If you’re not already signed up with couch surfing get on there now! You can search for hosts offering a free couch, a free bed, sometimes a free bedroom, with no expectations in return.

Some hosts will even cook you breakfast and show you their favorite parts of the city. Let me say it again, FOR FREE! It’s particularly helpful if you want to travel in more expensive cities like Singapore or London, where even dorm beds can cost as much as $50 per night.

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Admittedly, I’ve not done much couchsurfing, but I have many friends who swear by it. My friend Anna, from The Legendary Adventures of Anna, has couchsurfed all over the world and made tons of friends in the process.



I stayed with one of her couchsurfing hosts in San Jose, Costa Ricawho was totally sweet, gave us our own room, and even made a full Costa Rican breakfast in the morning! A friend of hers took us out to his favorite bar overlooking the city, he ended up staying with me down in Puerto Viejo, and we’re still friends to this day.

That said, you certainly need to take some precautions with couch surfing, especially if you’re a woman traveling on your own. There are plenty of men who use couchsurfing as a way to pick up chicks, and I had a very uncomfortable experience in Munich with a guy who advertised a couch, yet when I got there he expected me to share the bed with him.

Try to plan ahead and look for hosts with good reviews and common interests. Couch surfing at the heart is about making friends and being part of a community, rather than just a free bed.

Housesitting

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Far and away the most luxurious, comfortable option for free lodging is housesitting. I know tons of people who have afforded long-term travel by looking after people’s vacation homes. In Costa Rica I know expats who leave during the rainy season and have long term travelers stay for free in their home during that time.

Recently I stayed with a friend of mine who has been housesitting at a beautiful place in the countryside of Spain for over a year. In exchange for looking over the property and feeding the cats, she lives for free in a big two-bedroom house with a garden and a courtyard among the olive groves of Andalusia.

Many travel bloggers, particularly families and single parents, travel and live abroad through housesitting opportunities across Europe, Bali, Thailand, Mexico, you name it.

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Use crowd funding websites for your travel

Another thing that maybe you didn`t know is that there are many people all over the world who are traveling because other people paid for their trips. People wanna support them, because their trips are helpful to the world.



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Today there are crowd funding websites created specifically for travel. For example, Trevolta is a place where you can propose trips with a purpose and offer different donation levels with different benefits for your donors.

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If you’ve always had a dream to create something and you want to travel, use the opportunity the modern world gives you. Money is an exchange in energy, so if you create something valuable, people will definitely want to support it.

To inspire you even more:



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