Creative ways to travel on the cheap

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  1. onlybyland says:

    It’s worth learning French just to work at Disney! You have some great tips on savng money whilst traveling here, I’ve not yet tried couch surfing but the more I read about it the more I want to do it. That is one step further from hostels in saving money!

  2. kad8585 says:

    These are all great ideas. Hotels are usually pretty expensive so its great that you listed so many hotel alternatives. I also like how you mentioned working abroad because I did that when I taught English in Korea. Thanks for sharing!

  3. rhiydwi says:

    I’ve used couchsurfing plenty of times and am yet to be murdered 😉 In all seriousness though, not only is it a great way to save money but also make friends and see a side of somewhere you wouldn’t otherwise! You have some great tips on this list – some of which I’ve tried, others which I haven’t but definitely will! Also…Disney, yes please!

  4. TravelingMel says:

    This is a great list of ways to travel cheaply. We work independently, but could definitely follow some of the other advice. We’ve looked at hostels, but since there are four of us, it’s usually cheaper to stay in a hotel or airbnb that doesn’t charge by the person. If you own a house, housesitting seems like a great option.

  5. Ashley Smith says:

    All great ideas — for the right person. Hostels I can get along with but house swapping? Haha–omg I can’t even fathom the idea. I’m sure for some people it’s fantastic though!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I understand!! Lots of ways to think outside the box so you can choose what works for you! I’m not keen on house swapping either but it is an option for some!

  6. Those are some really great ideas. I have stayed in multiple hostels over the years and I loved it. However I would prefer only up to 4 beds in one room. Else I wouldn’t be able to sleep. Being location independent is the dream right now.

  7. Suma Shah says:

    While I have tried hostels and airbnb in the past and have totally enjoyed my stay there. I’m not sure I will be comfortable swapping houses or couch surfing. I am sure it is also one of the safe accomodation options, but somehow I just cant get past my fear hahah. Great options for making money while travelling, English teacher is one of the most preferred jobs by msny travellers.

  8. lydia@lifeuntraveled says:

    I haven’t yet tried house-swapping or house-sitting but I think they’re both great ways to save on travel. I’ve heard that couch-surfing isn’t just about couches anymore; you can actually stay in a private room (but, again, I haven’t tried it). We’ve stayed in a few Airbnb apartments and really enjoyed the experience.

  9. While everything you’ve mentioned are all valid points, I think only the last one applies to me. Lol. I’m not very comfortable with house swapping or couchsurfing and I only use AIRBNB when I’m traveling with a big group. I think I’m a more traditional traveler. As boring as it might sound. Lol.

  10. Jean says:

    A really interesting list. I hadn’t considered many of these – like joining the Peace Corp. Otherwise I agree whole heartedly with you. A little bit of creativity like yours and people can travel for longer!

  11. sabrina says:

    Great tips! I have been thinking about house sitting for a while, but I am not sure if the membership is worth it.. have you tried?

  12. Gareth says:

    As a perpetually broke backpacker, I’m always on the look out for how to save a few pennies to fund my adventures and these are certainly pretty valuable suggestions. In regard to possible jobs you can do from the road, have you ever considered Fiverr? As a writer, you can always pick up quick and easy gigs on their but really, it’s incredible the bizarre stuff people will pay you to do on there! Anyway, great list with plenty of ideas to keep the wheels rolling!

  13. Bhushavali says:

    To begin with, I found airbnb difficult! I mean sleeping in a stranger’s spare bedroom was a ridiculous thought. But I did it when I was not on a solo trip! Couch surfing too sounds ridiculous for me now. But I guess, over time, I’ll understand that too!!! Again, I may take it up on a solo trip though. House Swapping is interesting though, esp after watching The Holiday movie. Lolz!

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