Just because you don’t have any money, does not mean that you cannot travel! Learn here how to travel for free and see the world, without spending a dollar!
Did you know that travel can influence the development of your personality?
Do you want to travel the world but don’t have the funds? Not to worry! We are going to look at how to travel for free. Everything from language training, to working at a hostel, and volunteer work!
Want to learn more? Keep reading!
How to Travel for Free: A Guide
We know that not all folks will want to teach a language to fund their trip. That’s why we listed some other free ways to travel that may surprise you!
Volunteer at a Hostel
If you are planning a long trip, consider volunteering at a hostel. Choose a hostel that you love or an area that you like. They may have an offer to work for board. This is a way to extend your stay in a place that you love.
You will get to encourage fellow travelers and meet tons of people. Hostels are places that are notorious for having a community of diverse people. You will learn a ton about the area.
Volunteer to Tutor Conversational English
If you don’t mind speaking English to foreigners or tutoring, consider signing up for a work exchange. You will be helping students improve their language skills.
Local companies send their employees to programs to develop their communication skills.
You may have folks who sign up with a general interest to improve their English. Throughout the week, you will work with people from different backgrounds. You will learn a lot about the culture and also get to share your own culture.
The benefit of tutoring students in English is receiving free board and room. Some programs accept English volunteers to work on-site.
This is a great way to see a country and learn about the culture while traveling next to free. If you are someone who is outgoing, consider this option.
You never know who you’ll meet or how that experience will allow you to grow.
Bonuses from Credit Card Sign Ups or Loans
Did you know that earning a lot of airline miles from credit card bonuses is a popular way to travel for cheap?
Banks will offer considerable rewards to try and engage new customers. If you have a bonus of 50,000 miles, you could go to Europe for free.
This is a great way to travel at low-cost. Consider this option if you’re in the market for getting a credit card. Don’t choose this option if you already have a few credit cards.
If you have bad credit, not to worry. There are loans for bad credit available. This might be an option for you to consider.
Working on a Farm
An adventurous option to consider is going on a farm to work for a few months. Have you heard of work exchanges on organic farms? Consider this route to learn more about the culture of a country and live for free.
Participants should expect to work for four to six hours a day. Once you’re done your shift, you can go into the town or city and travel about. Consider the options, you could work at a vineyard in Tuscany!
If you love nature and don’t mind physical labor, consider this route to traveling for free. You’re sure to come home with lots of new knowledge and stories.
Check out this list of countries that are cheap to travel to. Try and find a farm there!
Surfing the World on a Couch
Couchsurfing is a popular option for travelers these days. It allows local hosts to open their home to travelers for free. You can go on the website and find a host that might have a few things in common with you.
People who open their home tend to enjoy showing their guests around the area. This is a fun way to see the area with a local.
You can review the profile of the hosts and previous couch surfers who stayed at the spot. For people who feel a little reserved about this, do your research and ask past guests how the host was.
This will allow you to feel a little more confident before you contact them.
Teaching English Abroad
This is a paid opportunity and often times the school will cover the airfare. For fluent English speakers, you can consider a job in a high school or elementary school. Sometimes you don’t need previous teaching experience or credentials.
Some job opportunities will ask for certification. You can take a teaching English as a second language course. It is available online or in person at your local community college.
The salary you receive depends on where you are teaching. Some programs will take care of your housing and flight abroad. Japan and South Korea offer the best-paid salaries for certified instructors.
Consider Becoming an Au Pair for a Family
Do you love working with young children? There are families abroad that are looking for Au Pairs to care for their children. Often, families seek English speaking nannies. Their children can improve their English.
When you are an Au Pair, you will receive free room and board and some pay. Being an Au Pair is an incredible way to integrate into a culture. You will learn about traditions and customs from a local family.
This is a fantastic opportunity for people who love children. Can you imagine living with a family full-time? For others, it might be too taxing.
Think about all the options and decide which one best suits your personality.
Learn More About Traveling
We hope you found this article helpful when considering how to travel for free. You need to decide what you would like to do. Do you want to teach English, volunteer at a local farm, or work with children?
Want to learn more about traveling? Read this article we wrote about how to prepare for a trip abroad!