You can bypass the traditional travel industry with sharing economy websites and gain access to locals using their own assets and skills to become small tourism companies with cheaper prices. Croix was per night while the cheapest hotel I could find was 0.) Moreover, locals know where to find deals.
They know which supermarket is cheapest, which stores offer the best sales, and where to find the hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars with the tastiest food at the lowest prices.
There’s simply no reason to be spending lots of money on food on your trip!
WWOOFing — Working on a farm will get you free room and board, while allowing you to commune with the great outdoors.
I’ve hitchhiked in more than a handful of countries in the world.
Free walking tours — Want to learn about the city, get your bearings, and see the major sights? You can find them in 90% of the major cities in Europe, and there are also a few in large Asian cities, South America, New York, Australia, and New Zealand.
Get free flights — There are so many ways to earn free flights, I hate when people tell me they can’t afford to fly.
Sleep in large dorms — Large hostel dorm rooms are the cheapest paid accommodation out there.Years ago I read about a guy who traveled for years while only Couchsurfing.I’ve used this service about 10 times and always meet amazing people.The sharing economy has been around for years (Couchsurfing was founded in 2003 and Airbnb in 2008), but became mainstream last year and will only continue to grow.Here are some of my favorite websites: Airbnb (accommodation) Vayable (tours) Bla Bla Car (ridesharing) Eat With (meals)Hitchhike — A free way to get around destinations that is relatively safe and quite common in many parts of the world, including Central America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.I recently spent USD for a week’s worth of groceries in Stockholm instead of an average of USD per meal eating out! If you are Couchsurfing, your host will probably have a kitchen, as do many hostels, campsites, and guesthouses. Pack your own container and silverware and make some sandwiches and salads on the go. Just because you are traveling, it doesn’t mean you need to eat out every meal.