We talk a lot about budget destinations for a long-term or RTW trip, and Europe always seems to get a raw deal. But if you're planning an RTW trip, don't automatically leave Europe off the list. Here are 11 cities in 5 countries where it's still possible to travel inexpensively.
Jill Nawrocki has hitch-hiked throughout Southern Africa and believes it is one of the best ways to get around the region. She'll tell you what you need to do, what you should bring along for the ride, and how to stay safe while hitching with a stranger.
Saving up funds for a big trip can be challenging, yet people who are serious about traveling are always pulling it off. Katie Hammel has collected 28 expert ideas, and even doing just a few of these will go a long way.
If predictability and room service don't figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.