Travel hacks are really not some secret thing that you have to be apart of an elite club to know. Travel hacks are simply noted learned lessons that you apply to your next move. Because I’ve gained some valuable experiences while traveling the globe, here are some tips, tricks, and resources I’ve gathered throughout my time on the road.
Travel Hacks: Tips, Tricks, and Resources Overview
- Daily Questions
Daily Questions that we will answer with Travel Hacks
- “How do you travel so much?”
- “What’s your budget like?”
- “How much money do you have saved?”
- “Wait, are you still traveling?”
- ” I wish I could do what you’re doing. “
There’s no real secret sauce to my formula besides the factor of what I really want & need. Also I typically go to cheaper destinations that give me a favorable exchange value but these tips are universal. Use some of them or all of them and I can guarantee your trip will be 10x memorable & economical.
Couchsurfing – A free AirBnB that connects you to local hosts around the world.
Couchsurfing by far, has offered me the best experiences and saved me the most money. The platform is worth its weight in gold because it’s ability to give you a place to stay as well as enrich your experience with a local of the area.
- Enriched experiences
- Local advice
I’m shocked to see how many people don’t know about this site but those who are in the know, know it’s gold. This site will enrichI’m your experience in every corner of the world. Not only is it used just as accommodation but meet ups, idea exchange & rideshares.
For a $30 membership, Work away gives you access to volunteer opportunities all over the world. Some examples include:
- Hostel work
- English teaching
- Surf instructor
It’s astonishing to see the availability of projects at your disposal here.Go browse the site to see if anything scratches your itch.
Hostels are shared dorms that can range anywhere from 4 to however much space a building has. Hostels are a budget travelers paradise providing WiFi, kitchens, other travelers & depending on where you book, A+ amenities. They all vary in price and comfort but most are incredible deals that will not only save you loads of money, but connect you with people from around the world. Book with Hostelworld.com
Cook your own food! This will save you so much money. Buy a bag of rice, eggs, avocados & some chicken and you’re set. Simple as that. Also this will keep your waistline in check & knowing exactly what you put in your body, healthier.
Points & Miles
Welcome to the world of award travel. Travel hacking 101.
Step 1) Get a credit card that let’s you earn points.
Step 2) Swipe that card & earn those points
Step 3) Use those points for flights & accommodation & is whatever your card allows
Step 4) Travel longer
Walking not only gives you the best view of the city but exercise. It also keeps more money in your pockets. Get those feet moving. A favorite tool of mine to track where I’ve gone or how much I’ve walked is Strava. Download it from any participating App Store.
Do you really need to rent a motorbike everywhere you go? No. It’s overkill. Learned that the hard way in Puerto Rico. :/ Anyways, find the bus & hop on for cheap transport & guaranteed memories.
Yes, hitchhike. Ever since hitchhiking across the states twice, it’s clear that hitching does indeed work. Yes it does depend on where you are but give it a go & see where you can go.
There are far more tips and tricks I utilize but for now this should suffice.
Heading to Colombia? Check out some more ways you can save more pesos in the post here:
Travel Hacks and More
Have I provided you with enough information to save some change on your trip? I hope so! If you need any other advice, please reach out and I can help navigate your through any tricky times.