Happy Friday to all you travelers out there – we hope your weekend is looking to be a great one! And whether you’re on the road now or just wishing you were, here’s this week’s roundup of budget travel ideas and opportunities from us to you!
Kenji Summers says travel is the coolest thing you can do! Passport Life is part of a movement to help under-resourced people get passports, travel, and participate in global culture.
Tim Leffel has been writing about budget travel for several years now, and here is a recent article by him about budget travel in South America. It’s quite up-to-date as far as travel cost changes that have occurred over the last several years.
If you really want to travel on a budget or maximize your airline points you typically have to shy away from riding in business class or first class. However, there are times when the cost might not be that much more, and sometimes that little extra cost can be well worth it. Here’s a great article on bidding for business class, how to get an upgrade for cheap.
One great way to travel the world for really cheap is to become an expat, i.e. live abroad, in inexpensive and interesting countries. Here’s a great article about how to do it – 9 Tips for Becoming an Expat
While this is WAY too much travel in a short period of time for us – every stop but one was for 24 hours or less – the concept and idea of how she did it is a good one. And it would be easy for someone to add more time at each layover. How I Flew Around the World in Business Class for $1,340
What a great idea!! Crowd-funding your travel. Must add to our upcoming, updated version of the book. In beta stage, sign up to get more info!
And here are some great travel deals and travel contests!