Category Archives: Accommodations

Win a FREE One-Year Home Exchange Membership!

If you have read our book or are a follower of this blog or Facebook page, you likely know that one of our favorite ways to travel for free is by doing home exchanges. Really, it’s the best of all … Continue reading

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Travel Free by Camping the World

Today we share a guest post from husband and wife duo Tiffany Soukup and Chris Brader, of Vagabond Way. Tiffany and Chris camp a lot on their travels around the world, and because this can be a great way to … Continue reading

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Traveling for Free: Home Exchanging in Panama!

There are many, many methods and resources to travel for free — methods, tips and tricks that we share in detail, with links and examples and thorough explanations, in our book. Of course, we have our favorites and most-used. These … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Vacation Makes you Boring, says Airbnb

Awesome post that I’m stealing from an Airbnb newsletter. I LOVE Airbnb. This can be a great way to travel for free. Many times, we stay places totally for free using home exchanges. But if you can’t find a home … Continue reading

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A Close to Free Family Vacation in Southern California

I just returned, this past weekend, from enjoying another wonderful travel experience for about as close to free as possible — courtesy of the methods and resources that we detail in our book. On this trip, I spent ten beautiful … Continue reading

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Top 5 Places You Can Work for a Free Night’s Stay

Hostels, camping grounds, budget motels. If you’ve ever traveled on a shoestring (or on no string at all), you’re probably well aware of the many places where you can stay on the cheap. But there are also many places where … Continue reading

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Mexico and El Salvador for Pretty Damn Near Free

Today I leave beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I have been spending the past week as a pretty-close-to-free vacation. I have been staying in a gorgeous little casita, behind the main house of an American expat with whom … Continue reading

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FREE Nights At Hotels All Over The World With These Great Credit Card Offers!

Because Shelley and I often stay for free at someone’s house, condo or apartment via a home exchange or at an inexpensive guesthouse when we travel, I usually don’t pay that much attention to credit card offers that offer bonus … Continue reading

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Home Exchanging Around the World

We have written a lot about home exchange, as one of our top methods of traveling for free — and one of our favorite ways to travel, period. Exchanging homes not only lets you stay somewhere completely free (and save … Continue reading

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Tripping.com – A great new travel resource from Wandering Educators

Recently I learned about Tripping.com from Wandering Educators, the global community of educators sharing travel experiences. Tripping is a global travel hosting community, where people can connect in over 175 countries for travel tips, shared cups of coffee, rideshares and homestays. … Continue reading

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