How To Travel For Cheap

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One of the most asked
questions I get is how do you travel how
do you afford to travel and there’s
definitely a common misconception that
you have to be very rich to be able to
travel when in reality you can travel
without having a lot of money and
there’s a lot of different unique ways
you can do it not rich no I don’t have
like a rich parents who fund my trips
I’ve paid for all my drone trips and
then just now in the past year I started
working with different like tour groups
there when I home maybe send me on a
trip for free but for the most part I’ve
always funded all my own travel because
I’m passionate about traveling and it is
so important to me that I’ve always kind
of found a way to do it there’s so many
different ways of doing it you just have
to be willing to like put yourself out
there and try something different so we
are going to jump into some ways that
you can travel for cheap more even for
we’re gonna kind of break it down into
some sections of Transportation so how
you get there how you get around housing
and the ways that you can work and earn
some money on the road go first up is
flights which you know if you want to
travel you need to get from point A to
point B there’s a lot of different ways
of doing it I feel like our current day
and age flights are the cheapest they’ve
ever been there’s just gonna be so cheap
I just bought a ticket to France one-way
for $150 which is really freaking good
so I always use Skyscanner first and
foremost it does of course help if you
have flexibility on your time and your
dates not absolutely necessary but it
does help because there’s gonna keep
your tickets depending on when you’re
looking so on Skyscanner there’s an
everywhere feature where you basically
select the location you’re leaving from
when you type it everywhere and it shows
you the cheapest tickets from your local
airport there’s also an option where you
can click cheapest months so let’s say
you’re flying from like let’s say New
York to France and then you can click
cheap as month and then Skyscanner shows
you the cheapest months and the cheapest
dates to travel to whatever your dream
destination is also I recommend looking
at flights with an incognito window so
your cookies can’t be tracked and I also
recommend a jet radar that often has
very long layovers but cheap flights so
check that out as well
another thing that I highly recommend
using and I use the ton in Europe in
order to save money traveling around is
buses there’s flick see bus bolt bus
Greyhound buses etc you can literally
get from like France to Italy for like
$20 it’s very efficient especially if
you are traveling within Europe it’s
nice if you’re booking just a day or two
in advance train prices usually go up if
you wait to the last minute to book but
you can often book a semi last-minute
bus for still super cheap and it’s a
great efficient way to get around next
of course is trains so when it comes to
trains getting a Rail Pass is your best
way to save money on the go it’s a lot
cheaper and if you were to buy
individual tickets instead you can buy a
pass for a certain amount of time to
certain countries specifically within
Europe that way you buy that Rail Pass
and step out of time and then wasn’t
that time you can just go crazy and take
that train everywhere save that coin and
get to see a lot
places and then another thing that has
to mention it comes to traveling crew
chief is making use of a frequent flyer
system every time you buy a ticket make
sure you’re getting those frequent flyer
miles because they do add up over time
also there’s travel credit card hacking
which I’m not going to get into because
there’s a lot of videos but people who
know a lot more than I do but basically
different credit cards offer different
point systems as well as like an initial
reward for signing up for them so
obviously not the Chase Sapphire cards
and if I spent a certain amount of money
within a lot of time I got like 60,000
points to use towards traveling which I
ended up hitting those points and I
ended up taking a trip to Japan and I
didn’t have to pay for flight which I
was more than okay with obviously it
disclaimer be careful don’t get yourself
into debt but be aware of those mile
points out there that can really add up
over time and save you money when it
comes to fly
the next section is like working slash
living places for free and exchange for
work which i think is one of the biggest
ways you could travel for cheaper even
for free the first beam woofing which it
stands for worldwide opportunities on
organic farms i have not done this yet
but I’m gonna be traveling to Europe I
definitely plan on doing it when I’m
there so essentially what you do is you
work a few hours on a farm in exchange
for room and board so you’re not getting
paid and you’re not paying the farm but
instead you’re doing some type of manual
labor or work around their property and
exchange trading to stay there and I’ve
had friends do in Hawaii and Italy and
New Zealand like all over the world and
a friend was working on fruit farm so
every day she was picking fruit and
doing all of that I had another person
that stated like an animal form was
helping out with sheep honestly like a
big mixture for one you definitely need
to do your research don’t just sign up
for any farm I’m gonna say that for a
lot of these while there are a lot of
great opportunities there are some
opportunities so just like know what
you’re getting yourself into
so you want to make sure that you’re
looking into it but it’s a good place
that you’re comfortable with what
they’re providing you it’s an incredibly
hands-on way to get to know a new
country and culture through agriculture
next is work away slash homestay slash
help X and this is pretty similar to
whooping but instead of being on a farm
it’s a little bit more broad on the
different type of things you’ll do in
exchange for accommodation could be
anything from like helping around the
house to cat sitting to helping someone
with their business etc in exchange for
helping them out you get a free place to
they’re basically great platforms if
you’re travelling on a budget if you
have a flexible schedule and you want a
very like authentic local experience
there’s tons of listings for tons of
different options and it’s a great way
to see
yes you go I remember about this woman
in Berlin who’s literally staying in
Germany for free at this nice apartment
for like three weeks just literally
watching someone’s cat another one is to
work at hostels a lot of hostels offer
work exchange which basically means you
do a few hours of work for them in
exchange for getting to stay for free at
the hostel but you can save you a lot of
money when it comes to accommodation
could be anything from doing cleaning to
bartending to managing the front desk
it’s nice is that it’s often flexible if
you’re coming for just a few days a few
weeks a few months you can figure that
out a lot of times when traveling the
biggest expense is the accommodation so
it’s a great way to have that covered
next is to be an au pair which I
actually do have some experience with I
move to Paris on my own when I was 18
and I was kind of an au pair like I
didn’t do it through one of these
programs but I had a family friend who
had an extra bedroom and kids they
needed help with and I was like okay
I’ll come help it’s kind of a part-time
au-pair or nanny to the kids in exchange
for free accommodation so with this
you’ll usually get room and board and
often even a paycheck on top of it and
you’re basically a nanny for someone’s
kids it’s different for ever the family
for some people think very much a
full-time thing for some families it’s
only a few hours a week for some with
older kids it’s not as hands-on maybe
you’re moreso working on teaching them
English and helping them get from point
A to point B it’s a great way to be in a
new country to really be immersed in
with the culture through a family but it
often works too that you’ll get like
weakens offensive vacation time and it’s
definitely something worth looking into
but a popular way is teaching English
which I actually considered doing when I
was about to graduate before like a you
took took off
alas Here I am basically it’s a great
way to be able to live abroad for
extended period of time like six months
a year two years etc one of my best
friends is doing in Spain right now and
she really loves it
usually they’re firemen so that you’re a
native English speaker you usually need
like a bachelor’s degree in something it
doesn’t have to be English you’re
teaching and then you take the TEFL
certification which allows you to teach
English abroad you can do in so many
different countries certain countries
are higher paying I believe like Asia
and the Middle East and then Europe
you’re not getting as much but you’re
still getting to live there a few other
things worth looking into the more of a
career path I’m not gonna fully dive
into is becoming a tour guide working as
a flight attendant joining the Peace
Corps volunteering abroad and yes there
are Stalin tier abroad options where you
don’t have to pay because I feel like a
lot of programs are like pay us
thousands of dollars to come volunteer
closer for students I know go Broadcom
is a good one that connects students
with different opportunities for
volunteering teaching interning etc
check them out another thing as to is
getting a working holiday visa which
initially can be a little bit of
expensive but is great if you want to
live in a country for extended period of
time and be able to get a job there I’ve
had a few friends who have done in
Australia where they get like a I think
it’s a one-year holiday visa and then
they’re able to go you know work as a
bartender at a coffee shop et cetera and
be able to stay in the country for a
and then when it comes to housing and
accommodation which I touched on a
little bit before not totally I still
love using hostels it’s a great way to
save money it’s a great way to meet
people if you’re traveling solo or with
a friend and you want to meet others
I’ve had a fine time staying and mixed
dorm rooms you could stay in all-female
dorm rooms you can get your own dorm
room for a little bit more money a lot
of times 2:00 in the morning they
provide breakfast and you can you know
take a little extra apple and bread
stick in your pocket to go and save
money on food they often have like free
walking tours and like discounted pup
tours that you can join to meet other
people and get to experience the city
for cheap
another thing is Airbnb which I love I
love their babies and something and is
super helpful as they often have weekly
and monthly discounts if you’re booking
a month at a time you often get a thirty
five to fifty percent discount so I just
booked a month-long air B&B in Paris and
it literally it was fifty percent off
because I booked for a long period of
time so if you’re going somewhere for
awhile book it out in advance book it
long and you’ll save a lot of money and
then of a popular one which is a great
way to save money is couchsurfing I’ve
heard great things I have never
personally done it or Wan do it to say
some work for free often on someone’s
couch sometimes they’re extra bedroom a
lot of time the people you’re staying
with will give you incredible local tips
or even show you around and it’s a great
way to get to see a city and it’s a
great way to get to know a spot better
I’ve heard that it’s easier for females
to get like approved by the hosts
obviously be careful take it with a
grain of salt make sure you’re checking
the references and the reviews of the
person you’re staying with but a lot of
people are on there because they want to
meet people that are traveling and get
to know others so it’s a great way to
not have to pay anything for
accommodations okay I want to keep I
want to keep this video short so I’m
gonna wrap it up those are some of my
tips on how to travel cheap and even for
free at times you have any suggestions
leave a comment below I hope you guys
enjoyed it thanks so much for watching
until next time