If there is one thing that stops someone from traveling the world, it is undoubtedly money. Going across the globe inevitably comes with a hefty price, but you should never let it stop you. Today, you can learn about the different ways you can travel the world even if you’re on a small budget. Yes – you read that right – on a budget.
All you have to do is be creative, smart, and resourceful. But you have to make sure that you will never compromise your travel insurance to keep you safe. You can now achieve your dream of traveling the world with these 10 easy steps.
1. Get an Overseas Job
If you feel like you’re not earning enough at your current job, why not look for a new job overseas? There are a lot of jobs you can find abroad – as long as you’re not picky. You can be a caregiver, bartender, hostel worker, waitress/waiter, farmworker, dive instructor (although certificates are required here), tour guide, cruise ship crew, casino worker, a seasonal worker at ski resorts, yacht worker, and more. Evidently, the possibilities are endless.
There are several countries that are open to hiring foreigners as long as they meet the qualifications. Some of these jobs don’t even require a degree or a lot of experience, so why not try it? You can also visit a different country and save to go to another.
2. Teach English
Another possibility to be in another country is to teach English overseas. English teachers are in demand today so that you can make a lot of money from this. You just have to use the right money management system so that you can save for your travel goals. You can work in Thailand or South Korea. All you have to do is speak in English fluently and you are good to go. You can even have an online class if you don’t want to leave your country.
3. Work on a Farm
You can join the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and work on a farm. In exchange for your work, this organization will give you a free room and board so that you can stay in their country. However, joining this platform comes with a cost. You have to pay to get to the farm. However, when you’re already there, they will cover your every expense. Aside from traveling cheap, you can also get a new experience here. Credits should be given to the ones who have thought of this move.
4. Take Advantage of Sharing Economy
You can take advantage of the sharing economy and visit another country at a low price. You can use this for a lot of things, like affordable accommodation, find tour guides, rideshare options, and even home-cooked meals with local chefs. You can skip the traditional way of traveling and use sharing economy websites instead to connect to locals who are using their own assets and skills to be part of the tourism. You will not only help these people, but they can also help you travel on a small budget. Some of the sites you may want to check are Airbnb, Vayable, BlaBlaCar, and EatWith. You can surely save a lot of money which shows you have good money management skills.
5. Prepare Your Own Food
Find a place where you can cook. Preparing your own meals will surely save you a lot of money than eating out, and this will make your financial advisor happy. You can even pack your food that you can bring while wandering the place you visit, avoiding additional expenses on food.
6. Avail Rail Passes
Availing rail passes can also save you a lot of money. If you want to travel around the region, it is cheaper to get a rail pass, like Eurail, than buying an individual ticket for every trip. But if you want to opt for single trips, you should book early to avail of the 50 percent off discount. However, it comes with a timeline. If you don’t want to be constrained to a fixed schedule, you should choose rail passes and save additional money for your gas.
7. Stay in Hostel Dorm Rooms
Staying in large hostel dorm rooms is the cheapest accommodation you can find. If you only need a place to sleep, you can never go wrong with this. In fact, the bigger the dorm you can find, the cheaper it can be. If you’re on a tight budget, but want to travel around, this will suit you. This place is complete with electricity and water and the basic things that you will need.
8. Use Discount Cards
Don’t be shy to use those discount cards, as you can save big from them. If you’re a student, a person with a disability, veteran, teacher, youth, or have any privileges, you can enjoy a lot of discounts, even in travel. Aside from seat sales, you can also ask for discounts to save up instead of opting for loans.
9. Avail City Tourist Cards
If you want to see every sight in the place you visit, you should get the city tourism card. This can help you save by using me discounts and/or free access to major attractions and museums. It even offers free public transportation so that you can save on gas. You can get this card from the local tourism office and ask what other cards are available.
10. Advertise Your Services
If you run out of cash while in another country, you can advertise your services and earn from it. You can post on Craigslist, TaskRabbit, Upwork, or Gumtree. You can even find a job on these sites and look for the simplest thing that you can do in the short term. There are a variety of options here. You can even find a regular job in these sites and save up for your next vacation to avoid opting for a personal loan.
Based on Materials from Nomadic Matt
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