The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler - StumbleUpon. Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation.
As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The project has consumed most of my time of late. If you attended the presentation with myself and Tynan, shoot me over an email (if you haven’t already) and I’ll make sure you receive a free copy upon completion The Top 20! Couch Surfing Hands down my favorite travel website on the internet. Travellers Point Travellerspoint is a small travel community that features expert travel advice. Momondo How can a Danish aggregator feature cheaper flights within the U.S, than any American flight aggregator? Escape The City Escape the City is a new website that continues to grow like wildfire. Hostel World Trip-it AirBnB Flyer Talk Seat Guru. How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)
Wise Bread Picks For the last five years, I've been traveling the world full-time, and for less money than I've ever spent (and I'd wager less money than most people would spend) to live in one place.
My worldly possessions fit into one bag (just larger than carry-on size) and a backpack containing my laptop and computer gear. This small entourage (weighing less than 45 pounds in total) comes with me as I wander around the world, sometimes quickly, but mostly slowly. In 2011 alone, I traversed 13 countries and over 45,360 miles. Sounds pretty expensive, huh? What if I told you it wasn't? Believe it. How to Keep Your Travel Costs Low Of course, I could travel for way more than $17,000/year. Here are a few of my secrets. Don't Pay for Accommodations In the entire year of 2011, I paid $173 for accommodation. Work-Trade/Volunteer There are lots of creative opportunities to work in trade for your accommodation (and sometimes food) and enjoy a more immersive travel experience.
Hospitality Exchange. Housesitting 101 - Hecktic Travels. Not a week goes by that we don’t get quizzed on our current career as house sitters.
Common questions are… You’re doing WHAT? How on earth? And my personal favourite… What website did you find that on? Well, not quite. We are on our third official house sitting job, having done two in Canada and now enjoying one in Honduras. The lifestyle that house sitting provides is perfect for us. Interested in embarking on this “career path”? There are several websites out there, but only four that we monitor and three that we currently subscribe to. Trustedhousesitters.com - $79/year - The functionality of the site is one of the best out there, and they have the most house-sits available of all the websites!
Mindmyhouse.com – $20/year - This is the first website we signed up to, and got us our wonderful house sitting job in British Columbia. Housecarers.com – $50/year - The home owner here in Honduras saw our profile online and contacted us directly through this website. 6 Ways to Travel Endlessly - StumbleUpon. Traveling the way most people do it isn’t enough.
Saving all year long at a job for just two weeks a year won’t let you see the world the way you want to see it. So you find someone to take care of your stuff while you travel the world. You’re all set to see everything you ever wanted for as long as you want. Then you realize something: you don’t have enough money to do it. So what should you do? 1. Couch surfers are a huge network of hospitable people who open up their home to fellow travelers and let them stay on their couches (or floor) for free .
In turn, the site lets you open up your home to travelers who want to use your couch. Most programs take safety seriously. Sites include: Couchsurfing, Servas, Hospitality Club, BeWelcome 2. All over the world there are amazing houses that people want you to take care of and live in for free. . Caretaker’s Gazette, Mind My House, House Carers.