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The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money

How Can I Save Money on My Smartphone Bill When Traveling Internationally? I recently visited Tokyo for 11 days with a Galaxy Nexus(Verizon). I did not require mobile data or calling, so I turned off the CDMA/LTE radios and did the following: 1) Cached all of Tokyo, Narita, and surrounding areas in Google Maps for offline map use. Google blocks caching for Japan in newer versions, so I had to sideload the .apk for Maps 6.8.1 in order to cache the maps. I used GPS to navigate around the cached areas on foot. 2) Took a pocket router with me to supply myself with wifi in my hotel, which provided wired internet only. 3) For Tokyo Metro routes, I would find the best directions, including the stops and prices, in Maps and take a screenshot.

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World | Clayton B. Cornell Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it’s your life. Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Night train from Belgrade to Sofia. In the last 12 months I learned a lot about long-term travel, what I need to be happy, and how to survive outside of the U.S. Well, here’s part of the answer. “There’s no substitute for just going there.” My trip hasn’t been about sightseeing (although I’ve done that) as much as just being somewhere. When I was younger my dad often said, “The hardest part is just getting out the door.” If you’ve already traveled extensively, you may get a kick out of this. #1) Most of the world’s people are friendly and decent. Except for the French*. Some stereotypes really hold up, but on average, most of the people I’ve met around the world are extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Ha ha, not at all mom!

Getting Around in Southeast Asia 0Google + Regional flights in Southeast Asia are affordable and convenient -- a great way to get around if your time is short. That said, half the fun of traveling is getting there -- many walk away from land travel in this part of the world saying, "I'll never do it again, but what a trip!" By Plane Myriad routes into the region are served by international carriers, including Silk Air (the regional arm of Singapore Airlines), Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia. Remember that international airports are not restricted to capital cities. Check out the UNESCO World Heritage routes, a new schedule of flights offered by Bangkok Airways. Ask any travel agent for information, and be sure to research all flight options for the most direct routes and best fares. By Train With a few exceptions, trains that operate throughout Southeast Asia are poorly maintained, overcrowded, and slow. By Bus By Boat There are lots of boat adventures in the region.

Around the World Travel Community for Indie Travel - BootsnAll 15 Ways to See Europe on the Cheap Given the economy, the number one question I've gotten lately from people is whether to go to Europe. It's true that many people will put off their trips for another time. But millions of globetrotters—who see exploring our world as a way of life—will find a way to keep on traveling. Let's be honest. Europe is expensive. Advertisement The best travelers are not those with the thickest wallets, but those with a knack for connecting with locals and their culture. Match your hobbies with a local in Helsinki's "Meet the Finns" program—and suddenly, you're searching out classic comics at the flea market with a new local friend. If you're wandering through Spain's Santiago de Compostela and you hear music and dancers in a gym, pop in and observe. Even in London—Europe's priciest city—you can have a world-class experience for next to nothing. When you travel, time really is money. When choosing a restaurant, look for small "mom and pop" places filled with enthusiastic local eaters.

Thrifty 50 Travel Tips by Rick Steves By Rick Steves The economy may be wobbly, but our travel dreams are still strong — for good reason. Europe is every bit as magical as ever, and no recession can change that. What matters is how well you manage your travel budget, and how you use those skills to create a better trip. To help you keep your dream trip affordable, here are 50 thrifty ways to stretch your travel dollar in Europe... A B&B offers double the warmth and cultural intimacy for half the price of a hotel. Avoid touristy restaurants with "We speak English" signs and multilingual menus. Fly open-jaws — that's into one city and out of another. Travel off-season — generally October through April in Europe. Family-run businesses offer the best values because they employ family members to get around Europe's costly labor regulations. Picnics save money. Eat with the season. Use a guidebook. Use ATMs rather than travelers checks. Stay in touch cheaply by dialing direct. Look up friends, relatives, and contacts.

Cheap Ways to Travel Across Europe Even with the falling Euro, traveling around Europe can still be fairly expensive, especially if you are traveling long distances or miss out on that killer fare from Ryanair. I sometimes get sick to my stomach at how much transportation can cost even for the shortest distances. But, despite the high valued Euro, high transportation costs, and general expensiveness of Europe, there are still many ways to travel around Europe affordably: Megabus Megabus is a cheap way to get around the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales), as tickets can cost as little as 1.50 USD. You’ll need to book at least a month in advance on popular routes to get these fares (and even if you don’t scoop up these amazingly cheap deals, you can still travel for a more reasonable price than on the national bus system as fares rarely top 15 USD). Busabout Busabout is a hop-on/hop-off bus service similar to the Oz or Kiwi Experience in Australia and New Zealand that is primarily used by backpackers. Budget Airlines

15 Rules of International Travel As many of you know, I live a mobile lifestyle and spend most of my time living all over the world. I’ve been on the road more or less for two and a half years straight now, spending 9-10 months outside of my native US each year. On Sunday, Peru will be the 40th country I will have visited. So in honor of this milestone, I’ve put together 15 rules for westerners (specifically English-speakers) to enjoy and get the most out of international travel. Rule 1: Just Say Yes – The first and golden rule of traveling, just say “yes.” Obviously, keep your common sense about you. Rule 2: Don’t Try To Control Everything – Trying to control each and every aspect of your trip is a recipe for disappointment and creating more stress in your life than you left behind at home. Rule 3: Don’t Complain About The Little Things – Americans are the worst about this. Rule 5: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then It Probably Is – There’s a scam that goes on in Eastern Europe. [magicactionbox id="11709"]

How I Flew Around the World for Less than $220 | Spartan Traveler 8.7.13 Update: Don’t have time to read this whole post? Here are my top picks for credit cards that give you huge bonuses for signing up: Citi AAdvantage Platinum Visa and the Barclay Arrival MasterCard. Happy travels! This year I flew around the world and visited 11 countries over a period of 6 months. The cost of my ’round-the-world’ ticket? Less than the price of a domestic flight in the US. Can you do the same thing? Budapest, Hungary—It’s a question I got more than once: “So, are you rich?” These questions are upsetting because they highlight the dominant perception that travel is a luxury restricted to the wealthy. In fact, for the last 15 months I’ve been living on a stipend that most people would associate with the poverty line in the United States, or about $1200 a month (see 20 things I Learned While Traveling around the World). But international flights are expensive, no matter how cheaply you decide to live once you get to your destination. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

How Do I Become a Volunteer? The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime. Deciding to apply to the Peace Corps takes research and deliberation. The following web sections are a great resource as you explore opportunities to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. What Peace Corps is Looking For in a Volunteer Applicant The Right Person for the Right Job How to Strengthen Your Application Find out what skill sets increase your chances of qualifying for Peace Corps Volunteer positions, and how you can strengthen your qualifications without a specialized degree. FAQs Find answers to some frequently asked questions The Application Process On average the process from application to invitation takes from seven to twelve months. Core Expectations How can I get volunteer experience? Higher Education Opportunities

50 Ways to Get Other People to Pay for Your Vacation 50 Ways to Get Other People to Pay for Your Vacation Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 6:33pm by admin For those who love to travel, finding a way to do so on someone else’s dime can make all the difference between staying at home and embracing the joy of exploration. Many of the suggestions below require that you give something in return, be it your time or a reciprocated place on your couch, but at least you don’t have to pay your own way. Volunteer Volunteering to help others either in a foreign country or right here at home is an excellent way to travel while making a difference in the world. WWOOF. Work If you need a job and love to travel, there are ways to do both. Teach English. Learn Whether you are taking the time to learn a little something or using the knowledge you’ve built up over years of education, studying can get you free travel. Learn Esperanto. Win While there is no guarantee you will be able to actually take a vacation this way, it’s worth a try to see if you can win something.

13 Quotes To Travel By Travel quotes speak of journeys not to be missed and remarkable places to see, they encourage us to step outside our comfort zones and to live life to its fullest, and they demand that we grab a backpack and set off into the wilderness. Yet when it comes to actually roaming the Earth or even just walking out the front door, it can sometimes be too easy to watch from afar, to live safely, and to be content with living vicariously through the adventures of others. The best quotations have the power to inspire the reluctant traveller up and out of his door. Sometimes it takes the words of another man (or woman) to remind us of the importance of travel and of experiencing other cultures and ways of life. To remind us that we only get one lifetime on this Earth and that we should take the time to appreciate the remarkable places around us. With this in mind, we've illustrated 13 particularly inspiring travel-related quotations.

45 Great Jobs You Can Do While Traveling The World And How To Get Them If you think that you can’t afford to travel the world, finding a job on the road may be just the ticket. Travel’s wonderful, sure, but little things like food and a place to sleep are good too. We’ve found some of the best ideas to get paid as you travel the world, with some help on how to land each job. Yacht Crew You should know the basics of sailing for this gig, although some jobs only require a keen willingness to learn and a great attitude. Charles as king of the yacht! Freelance Travel Writing Traditional freelance travel writing is a tough gig. Travel Blogging If you’re the enterprising sort, you can start your own travel blog. Volunteer While volunteer jobs by nature don’t pay, some will provide (often very basic) accommodation or meals, or both. WWoofing If you’ve ever been interested in volunteering on an organic farm, this might be the gig for you. Flight Attendant Pilot While this is out of the reach of most of us, those with flight experience can score great flights. Busking Tips!