VIDEO: How To Travel The World On A Shoestring Budget
Tips from three intrepid travellers.
Calvin Sun recently graduated from four gruelling years of medical school, during which he also travelled to 71 countries. He’s journeyed across continents, visiting Argentina, India and Antarctica along the way, on a shoestring budget. His website holds an abundance of travel hacks and insightful tips on how to best travel with limited time and resources. He says, for example, to aim to travel in groups that are multiples of four to minimise individual costs, never to trust tap water where bottled water is cheap, and to book tickets on Tuesdays and Sundays for the cheapest fares. Watch his three-minute film below for a glimpse of his journey, and scroll down for tips from other travellers.
Shantanu Starick's Pixel Trade project helps him travel while entirely ruling out monetary resources. He has spent the last three years trading his photography skills for transportation, accommodation and food around the world. In the video below, he talks about living in New York City and yet spending next to nothing, all because of deals that he'd struck earlier – he came away with a monthly Metro card, free cocktails in a bar, unlimited food at an Italian restaurant and an apartment for the duration of his stay.
Tomislav Perko, on the other hand, has hitchhiked across the world. If you've ever contemplated hitchhiking, this video will come in handy. All you really need to get going, according to him, is a little courage. Stay patient, and know that your ride will eventually arrive. Strap your boots on and watch his TEDx talk below.