SAVE MONEY BEFORE YOU GO
The key to any trip is being smart with your money – and that starts even before you hit the road. It’s important to know how to save and plan your trip so you don’t find yourself running out of money on the road. Here are my best tips and tricks on how to save money for any trip. You’ll find a plethora of resources, interviews with other travelers, and secret ninja hacks that will jump start your travel fund!
When you don't need a luxury suite, there are a variety of options for finding housing that won't cost you much. Whether you work in exchange for room and board or simply find a cheap hostel, here are a few alternatives to hotels.
Use a Hospitality Exchange
The best way to save on accommodation is not paying for it—and a hospitality exchange allows you to do exactly that. You've probably heard of "couch surfing," but there are more options than that. Hospitality exchange services connect travelers with locals offering a free place to stay.
Try House Sitting for Long Term Stays
House sitting is exactly like it sounds—while someone else is on holiday, you watch their house and take care of any pets they have while they are gone. House sitting commitments tend to be long term (i.e. a month or more) and are suited for travelers who want to stay longer in one specific place.