Today we’d like to share a wonderful new review of our book by Christine Garvin, a travel and health writer who pens the blog Living Holistically…with a Sense of Humor. Christine’s review of How To Travel For Free introduced her new Hand-Crafted Series.
In the review Christine, who is a big traveler herself, relates to our experience with people who say, “How can you afford to do that? How can you just pick up and go?” In fact, it was exactly the repeated questions along this theme that motivated us to write this book in the first place, in order to let people know in detail exactly how we do it.
Christine says that for her, it’s a matter of making travel a priority. Because she wants to do so much of it, and be able to afford to, she is willing to spend the time researching and being creative about how she travels – and appreciates the fact that we state in the book, right up front, that if you want to travel for free or extremely cheap, you will have to sacrifice the time to do so. But as Christine points out:
That’s actually part of what makes this kind of travel more worthwhile – and memorable.
Shelley and her partner Keith Hajovsky, who co-wrote the book, talks about the idea of “slow travel” – yep, akin to the “slow food” “slow money” and “slow art” movements. Instead of getting in and out of a place in a week (if you’re lucky), take months (or years) to get to know a place or two.
With a section on creative ways to travel – such as bartering (or bartending) your way around the world, lots of great little worksheets, and tons of resources, I’m definitely referencing this book when I start to plan my next big adventure. Which knowing me, is probably soon.”
Thanks, Christine, for featuring our book – and for getting it!
Shelley and Keith