TFF on GoNomad

Yesterday some of our top How To Travel For Free secrets were featured on, an awesome resource for experiential and independent travel.

The secret lies in completely discarding conventional “wisdom” about travel, and opening yourself up to creative possibilities. This is something that my partner, Keith, and I have done for years – both separately before we ever met, and over the past couple of years as we’ve traveled together.

From spending two weeks in Hawaii completely free, to a month in a Barcelona apartment and a Manhattan apartment, we have managed to visit some of the world’s most exotic destinations for less than what many people would spend on a weekend trip.

Our article at GoNomad features our seven top tips, in a nutshell, that enable us to travel for pretty close to free, on a very regular basis. We recently returned from three weeks in Nicaragua using some of these methods (frequent flyer air tickets and home exchange), and next week I join Keith in Laos, which we also used frequent flyer points to get our tickets to.

Keith and Shelley in Nicaragua, January 2012

While you’re at GoNomad, check out some of their other content. It’s a great site with the most quirky, offbeat and humorous travel stories you aren’t likely to find other places. I have written for them several times, and highly recommend it as a travel resource.

Travel Well!


About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."
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