Is free travel possible? 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 to having a job that lets you travel or pay for travel. All in all, I don't think that a completely free trip is possible unless you have a billionaire buddy or trust fund. Although a completely free trip is not possible, you can approach very smelly. So how do you travel for free or really close? Let's look at some of the biggest travel expenses and see how we can reduce them.
There is no doubt that the biggest expense for a trip is flight and although you probably can't get a free ticket unless you are a flight attendant or married, you can get cheaper tickets. The best way to get a cheaper flight is to take advantage of the low cost carriers, so next time you want to travel, look for low cost carriers and see if you can get an offer. The next biggest expense for travel is accommodation, but there are some great ways to get around this cost. The best way to avoid the cost of accommodation, and maybe even food, is to work in a hotel trade.
You may think that these types of offers would be hard to find, but there are many websites that will help you, such as workaway.info or WWOOF. These sites allow people in need of volunteers or employees to contact people who want to work for free. Another way to avoid the cost of accommodation is to use a website such as couchsurfing.org. This website allows you to connect to a host who can only have an extra room in your home and is ready to let you stay for free. It will allow you to make new friends and meet wonderful people. The only downside is that these types of options are shorter, for example many do not last more than a week.
Now that you can get cheap airline tickets and cheap or free accommodation, your biggest cost for the nest will be food. In some job exchange programs, your food will be catered for, but sometimes it won't, so let's look at how you can afford food. Stop eating out! Now you don't have to stop completely, but set a reasonable limit, say maybe once a week. Food is a huge expense that can be easily reduced if you show self-control. It is much cheaper to buy local dishes and cook yourself than going out everyday. I hear some of you complain: "I'm on vacation, I don't want to cook for myself." Well, you may either not cook for yourself and go on vacation once a year, or you can cook your own meals and go on vacation twice a year, the choice is yours. Also, do you want to go on vacation or travel? So although you can't always cook for yourself, you can most of the time, especially if you live in a shelter or someone else's home. So do it and cook food.
Now that you know the top three travel expenses and how to reduce them, you're ready to get there and go World Travel!