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.
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.