Traveling the world is an exciting and often life-changing experience, but it can also be one of the most expensive endeavors you’ll ever undertake. If you don’t have the thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars required to travel across multiple continents, don’t worry!
Save Money with a Bum Bag
The cheapest way to travel around the world is one step at a time. This means that first and foremost, you need to choose your destination wisely.
Not all parts of the world are equal when it comes to the price of living and the cost of accommodations; Europe is quite expensive, South America not so much, Asia not at all. So start by picking somewhere cheap or free. And what better place than where you already live in Europe? Sure. New York City is Great!
Avoid These Common Packing Mistakes
Packing for your next trip Whether you’re heading overseas or across town, it’s important to remember that packing light is one of the best ways to save money and avoid stress.
Every time I hit an airport, I cringe when I see someone wheeling a large suitcase behind them; these poor travelers don’t realize that by making some simple changes, they could be spending their first night at their destination. Here are some other common packing mistakes you should avoid
Pack Necessities into Separate Bags
When traveling abroad, make sure you’ve packed your necessities into separate bags. You may not have room for everything in your carry-on baggage, so use additional suitcases or a backpack. There are several benefits of taking multiple bags when traveling internationally. Your stuff will be less likely to get lost or stolen, and you won’t risk incurring additional fees by checking luggage at airport security.
What To Pack for South America and Central America
For example, you’ll want an adapter for your electronics so you can use your travel hair dryer and curling iron abroad. Sunscreen is an essential item, as many regions will expose you to high levels of UV radiation. If traveling during hurricane season, make sure your passport is up-to-date with a current visa if needed U.S. citizens need one for Cuba, and don’t forget about passports for children traveling with you.
Carry your vaccination records when leaving or entering a country that requires them just make sure they are clearly stamped by official government entities such as health departments rather than hospitals or doctor’s offices! In addition, be sure to have anti-malarial pills or netting if needed for areas prone to malaria.
What To Pack For The U.S. and Canada
If you’re planning to travel across North America, you’ll need a passport. International air travel requires passports for citizens of both countries, too. Two weeks before you leave, contact your local county clerk’s office and request an application for a new passport. You may pay extra fees for expedited processing.
What To Pack For Asia Oceania and Australia Section
If you’re planning to travel through Asia, Australia, or Oceania during your trip, there are some items that will come in handy for your travels. Luckily for you, most of these things can be found locally and won’t cost you too much money.
Each item is compact and lightweight which is good since packing space can be at a premium depending on how long you’re traveling. Of course, each trip is different and what may work for one person might not work for another. Below are some essential items that would help make your trip go more smoothly.
Unconventional Tips For Travelling Around The World
From camping and hitchhiking, learning languages, to making your own food, there are tons of budget-friendly ways you can travel around the world. By following these strategies, we made our first backpacking trip around Europe completely free we never had to pay for accommodation or transportation. The most important thing is to not be afraid; adventure is out there!