Traveling the world for free is thought that goes in every traveler’s mind.
Traveling the world with a small budget is possible.
Here are few ideas for reducing costs and travel the world almost for free.

Surely you’ve thought about it! Who doesn’t want to travel for free?
How fun is it just traveling the world for free with no worries about your budget?
You can meet new people, see amazing views, and experience new things.
If money wasn’t a serious limitation, I’m sure that most of us would be traveling the world regularly.

I’m writing this post after many thoughts about many travelers I’ve seen during my trips around the world. I’ve met travelers my age who have been traveling the world for several years. How jealous I am!
That would be awesome if I could just travel the world as they do, but again, there comes the main reason why I can’t – MONEY.

I read few articles about traveling the world for free, like this article from Matador-Network website, so I decided to add few of my tips.

Maldives from air
Maldives from air

So, instead of just being jealous of them, I chose to get inspired and gathered some different tips for traveling to amazing places at minimum costs, and sometimes even earning some money.

Become a Freelancer

If you are blessed with any skill, you may leverage it, and work for others who may need your help for a project.
How? You can work for other people in so many different ways, such as the following:

  • Writing a content
  • translation
  • websites building
  • software programming
  • designing
  • affiliate

I can keep listing things forever, but I’m sure you get the point.
You just need to sign up for any of these sites which can connect freelancers and people seeking workers. Few examples of these websites: OdeskFreelancer and Elance.

Teach a Language Abroad

If English is your mother tongue, then you are very lucky.
There are so many places that will host you for free in return for English lessons. In Africa and Southeast Asia, the demand for English teachers is enormous.

* You can teach any language, as long as there are people who want to learn.

English teaching abroad
English teaching abroad. Photo by: Rex Pe

Sell Things Online

How many times have you bought something on the internet? I think I buy most of my things on the net. You can try opening an account on eBay or Amazon and try selling things you can find for cheap to people want them.

I know it’s not as easy as it sounds, as the market today is saturated with cheap Chinese merchandise, but if you look, you can find good quality products you may sell to earn a significant amount of money. If you know how to create things with your own hands, then again, you are blessed. People love buying art products and jewelry, especially if they are hand-made. On

If you know how to create things with your own hands, then again, you are blessed. People love buying art products and jewelry, especially if they are hand-made. On etsy, you can sell only hand-made products; this may be the place for you.

Run a Blog

Don’t skip this! You don’t have to know any programming language in order to be a blogger. I have no idea about programming and have had no training in HTML, CSS, or any other type of computer skills.

If there is any subject you have totally mastered and know everything about, you should run your own blog. Other people are just craving for your knowledge.

The most important thing about running a blog is that you create unique content with value to other people. It may not be easy at first, but if your blog contains useful content, the traffic will come sooner or later. Here is a helpful guide for how to run a blog.


You’ve probably heard about wwoof or helpX. Well, wwoof means World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms; basically, it’s opened the doors for travelers around the world to volunteer on farms in exchange for accommodation and meals.

The tasks sometimes require physical efforts and may vary from one farm to another. Each farm has its own rules, so you should check before going and see what the expectations are for  volunteers

Update: Check this new awesome project HippoHelp – a map-based platform which connects completely free between hosts and travelers.

Did you experience one of these methods? Do you have more ideas for how to save money when traveling? Please share us with your thoughts.


  1. Freelancing is awesome, especially if you can design websites or do online marketing like me and Cez. Travelling is much easier if you can earn money online!

    1. Hi Jackie,

      While most of the time it’s really nearly impossible to travel totally for free, you can significantly reduce your costs, so your budget will last longer.

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