This post is way too good to keep for myself.
1) It’s much cheaper than you may expect.
Couchsurfing and hitchhiking are generally easy and safer than you might expect, while there is always the option of organic farming or other volunteering in exchange for room and food. You don’t need to break the bank to see the world.
Travel hacks I’ve learned include: Signing up for the airline credit cards, which generally offer enough points for signing up to purchase one anywhere-in-the-world flight; taking overnight buses, which saves you the cost of a hotel and doesn’t take any time away from exploring; and eating two-day-old bread, which is often thrown behind the bakery in a sealed bag.
2) It’s NOT free.
I’ve seen plenty of smarmy articles about how someone traveled the world for six months, free. The author then tells us all that we can do the same thing if we just open our minds. I…
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