Tips for traveling the world CHEAP! I’ve traveled to every country by 21 years old and I’m completely self funded. I started working at my family’s travel agency when I was 15 and I’ve been able to learn a lot about travel hacking and how to travel on a budget.
Thinking about how to afford to travel can be overwhelming if you think about it as one big price tag. Its helpful to break it up- Flights, Accommodation, Food, etc. Destination also matters a lot when you’re on a budget, so if you’re on a tight budget make sure to travel to the cheapest destinations in the world which are just as amazing as anywhere else including South East Asia, Central America and similar.
When you fly, travel during off seasons when there won’t be as many tourists and also travel during holidays- flying on thanksgiving, New Years or Christmas will save you so much money!
On the topic of credit cards: There are so many travel rewards programs! One of the best things you can do right now to start traveling the world is to never use your debit card again. Every time you use your credit card, you could be collecting points and miles that fund your next vacation. I can’t remember the last time I used real money to purchase a long haul flight which as you guys probably know is usually the most expensive part of a trip. Basically you can use airline miles for plane tickets and hotel points for free hotel stays. This is the beginning of a very long, in depth conversation that I’m really excited to tell you more about because its genuinely changed my life but I’m going to save that for another time so make sure to subscribe to see more of that.
Another great tip for saving money while traveling, especially if you are not in a rush is to avoid flights as much as possible. Bus tickets and local train passes can get you across countries for a fraction of the cost and it’s a great way to see as much of the country as possible out the window.
Overall, be aware of how you spend money in your daily life. Skip the lattes and the new clothes because these costs really start to add up. I don’t buy material possessions very often! If I do, they’re typically very small so I save money and use it on experiences instead.
I hope this information was helpful! There will be more videos about budget travel in the future!