Budget Travel Travel Articles

Many of us started our indie travels by being budget travelers. When you’re in your teens, college, or embarking on your first long-term trip, traveling on a budget is often the only way to make it work. Learn the ins and outs of budget travel, along with tons of tips, advice, and destination recommendations, in the following pages.

 
How I Traveled the World Making Minimum Wage
How I Traveled the World Making Minimum Wage Everyone has their own tactics for traveling on a tight budget. David Joshua Jennings shows how he has been able to travel to over 60+ countries over the past 6 years making minimum wage (and less!).
Cheap Travel vs. Budget Travel: There’s a Difference
Cheap Travel vs. Budget Travel: There’s a Difference Budget travel is a way of seeing the world and getting the most value for your money, not a contest to see how cheap someone can travel. Adam Seper is here to give his opinion on the budget traveler vs. the cheap traveler.
How to Travel Around the World for $40 Per Day
How to Travel Around the World for $40 Per Day The mistake most make when dismissing the possibility of being able to go on a RTW trip is that it is simply too expensive. That is just not true. While you may not be able to travel to Western Europe or around the United States on a small budget, plenty of amazing regions around the world offer the chance to travel in relative comfort for rock bottom prices.
Travel Hacking: Can You Really Travel the World for Free?
Travel Hacking: Can You Really Travel the World for Free? What's the biggest obstacle between you and your travel dreams? Money? Almost everyone says that! Drew and Caroline Macomber are living proof that anyone, on any budget, can travel full time, and often for free. Not only are they doing it, they're sharing their secrets with all of us! Ready to get inspired?
10 Reasons to Embrace Budget Travel
10 Reasons to Embrace Budget Travel Have you ever felt limited by your travel budget? Jenni O'Connor offers a new perspective on budget travel and identifies the benefits traveling on a budget can create.
5 Countries to Visit for Under $500
5 Countries to Visit for Under $500 Ever dream of taking a trip on the other side of the world? Do you think it's impossible because of the high cost? Think again because Adam Seper is here with five countries to travel in for under $500.
8 Tips for the Newbie Hitchhiker
8 Tips for the Newbie Hitchhiker Ever wanted to try your hand at hitchhiking? Veteran hitchhiker David Joshua Jennings has eight tips to get you on your way.
8 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low Cost Airlines
8 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low Cost Airlines Have you booked a bargain flight with one of Europe’s low cost airlines only to be stung by one extra charge after another? Flying can be one of the cheapest ways to get around Europe, but only if you know how to make the most of the airlines’ rules and avoid the tricks that bump up the cost. Jo Fitzsimons shows you seven simple steps for making the most of Europe’s low cost airlines.
How Much Money Is Enough?
How Much Money Is Enough? Many people who would love to travel long term don't get past the budget stage of planning, assuming there's no way they could afford it. Adam Seper is here to show you that you can afford it, and he breaks down costs of RTW travel along with giving tips to make it cheaper.
Five of the World’s Most Expensive Countries
Five of the World’s Most Expensive Countries Round the world travelers know that visiting cheaper destinations can help you travel longer on a smaller budget. But what if one of your dream destinations just happens to be a pricey one? Adam Seper explores five of the world's most expensive countries and explains how you can save money on your visit.