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stumbleupon Travel for free or next to nothing? Who’s kidding whom? Is that even possible? We assure you, it’s very much possible. You just have to know how. Join Volunteer Programs There are many volunteer organizations that’ll allow you to travel to the country of your choice and pay you for it, besides. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Explore Other Cheap Travel Options 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. EXTRA: Do not forget a good travel insurance before you go We highly recommend to get a good travel insurance as most likely your standard health insurance won’t work abroad. Travel Tip Shared by Teena Celis

Apartments & Holiday Rentals - 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.

the world-wide guide to dumpster diving www.businessinsider ITA Software by Google 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!

Free Accommodation Around the World For many people who enjoy travelling, accommodation is a continual and draining financial concern. Everyone has their own budget and if you are looking for luxurious and expensive hotels, I advise you look elsewhere. This page concerns travellers who are concerned with the ultimate in budget travel, free accommodation. If you are prepared to broaden your mind and look away from the typical hotel / hostel beds that many of us are used to, you will see that there is a great big world of beds available to you for very little financial commitment. Sleeping at someone’s house, free-camping, housesitting, and volunteering are all perfect examples of how you can stay somewhere for free. Testament to this, I recently spent five months hitchhiking through 24 different countries in Europe and only paid for accommodation in four towns (mainly to meet friends on holiday). The following sleeping options are only overviews, but I hope that they can help you to travel more, for less. Pros and Cons 1. Tillow: The Beach Towel + Pillow This is the perfect invention for beach bums! When all you want to do is to lie down on the beach and perfect your tan, or go for a quick swim in the ocean after, Tillow allows you to do all that with a peace of mind. Not only you can stop piling up sand underneath your towel to create a headrest; you don’t need to carry a beach bag to stash all your gadgets and valuables for when you head to the water and hope that no one will steal them. Via: Tillow Price: not available 2. Do you know the World Health Organization (WHO) attributes 80% of all travel diseases to contaminated drinking water? Via: SteriPenPrice: from USD49.95 3. When you’re traveling, the last thing you want is for your valuables to go missing, but all too often, keys or a bag will get misplaced. Via: TilePrice: from USD19 4. Why walk when you can skate? Via: Micro Kickboard, Micro MobilityPrice: RM1300 5. Another simple solution for beach lovers. Via: SlotFlopsPrice: from USD24.95 6. 7. 8.

Announcing More "Wandering Earl Tours" for 2013! The time has come to announce the remaining tours that I will be offering this year as part of my Wandering Earl Tours project. When I first started with these tours, I had no idea that it would grow into what it has already grown into. I assumed that I might run a couple of tours and that would probably be it. However, after receiving so many emails and requests for more tours, I simply could not, and did not, want to ignore the fact that even more of you are interested in exploring a part of the world with me. With Wandering Earl Tours, the concept is ‘independent travel with the support of a small group’ as these are not your typical tours. So, here are the next tours I would like to announce for 2013… Wander Across Romania (and Moldova!) Dates: June 16th to 30th, 2013 Some of the main places we’ll visit include: Bucharest, Sinaia, Brasov, Sighisoara, Neamt County, Bucovina, Moldova & Transnistria Cost: $1580 Wander Across India Cost: $1300 More Info & How to Book

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!" When the massive Soviet 4X4 nearly lays on its side in the deep ruts of a washed-out road in Laos, or that rattletrap motorbike you rented in hill-tribe country in the north of Vietnam catches a flat and leaves you stranded, you might curse yourself or the very road you're on, but you'll have lots of stories to tell when you get back. 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. By Train By Bus By Boat There are lots of boat adventures in the region.

Travel Without Money Break the rules and throw away your preconceptions. This page is all about travelling without money. Sprawled across the internet are heaps of pages about free travel and ways to travel the world for free. What I will say about this page, is that it isn’t complete. This piece is about how you can travel the world with the smallest possible amount of money. If you like you hotels and your home comforts, this page is not for you. I will now break all of this down into manageable chunks so that you can handle it. There are only five things that we need for survival: AirWaterFoodSleepHealth When travelling the world, the list is not so clear cut. To See Remarkable ThingsTo Meet Beautiful PeopleTo Experience the WorldTo Get From One Place to AnotherTo Not End Up in Prison I will begin with necessities. What you need for survival Air. Water. Food. When walking in rural areas, it is easy to find fruit or vegetables. Sleep. Health. Also in the health category is prevention of diseases. Toilets.

andrewhy So there is a secret to planning a RTW (round the world) trip that is pretty bold: the only thing holding you back is time. I want to help you make the idea of a round the world trip into a reality. Time is by far the most ‘expensive’ part of a RTW trip. The year or so leading up to planning, and the year of travel. It is not money. The second part of the secret? You know this. Ok, game on. Lets take a deep breath and remember what travel is about in one picture. So here is your 5 simple steps for doing a RTW trip: Step 1: Where do you dream of going? Cool, now take that list, and go there. Step 2: Time is king. Travel is fun. Step 3: Read the synopsis in guidebooks, then leave them at home. I hate the guidebooks. Step 4: Budget, save and book. If I were to ask you to give me blue colored books next week, and it would save my life, do you think you can find them? You need to save for this trip. Start now. A bit tricky. This is annoying because I have to lie, and I don’t like to lie.