Most of my life, I’ve desperately wanted to travel the world. So in September, September, 2016, I finally made it happen – I left home with a brand new passport on a one-way ticket to Mexico City. After less than a year of global travel, I’m already running out of passport pages, having visited nearly forty countries across six continents already.
I’ve explored famous sites like Machu Picchu and the Pyramids at Giza, visited cities from Berlin to Buenos Aires, stared down a cheetah on the open plains of Kenya, and gone hiking in Kyrgyzstan and Svaneti, Georgia.
Since I started blogging about my travels, I’ve been asked the same question many times:
Well, first off, the reality is that traveling the world requires saving some money. There are sites out there that will try to sell you on the notion that you can travel for free. Well, they are (mostly) wrong and you almost certainly can’t, sorry. The fact is that travel is a privilege and it’s something that’s been financially out of reach for 90% of the people who ever walked this planet.
But if you are reading this site, you are probably in that lucky 10% who has the opportunity to explore the world.
Because while traveling abroad isn’t free, it can cost a LOT less than you think.
And, no, you don’t have to hitchhike or sleep in a room with strangers (unless you want to). I almost always sleep in my own room in comfortable, clean, and centrally-located accommodation. I even fly in business class on long haul flights — and I usually pay less than $100 to do it!
I do all of this for between $60 and $100 per day, depending on the place (including the cost of my annual multi-trip travel insurance plan).
In the last year I’ve unintentionally become an expert on how to travel the world both comfortably AND on a budget. After all, it’s literally my entire life nowadays!
I’ve picked up a lot of useful tips and tricks along the way — and I plan to share them all with you … for free!
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I’ve got a lot more coming your way, but while I work on getting that to you, you can start by reading about my single most important tip for how to travel the world cheaply (hint: it has something to do with the name of this site….).
Questions on how to save money or how I travel? You can always feel free drop me a line in the comments or over on Facebook!
Nate Hake has traveled to 65+ countries across six continents around the world and blogs about his travels at TravelLemming.com. He is from Denver, Colorado, and recently concluded a six month stint living in Mexico.