Category Archives: Money Tips

Books that Help you Travel Better

This blog exists, of course, because of the book Keith and I wrote that shares our tips, methods and secrets (in detail) for how we travel for free or very close to it, on a regular basis. We wrote the … Continue reading

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Stretch Your Travel Dollars By Going To Fascinating Yet Still Inexpensive Countries Like Laos

Shelley and I just got back from our 9-day trip to Laos on Wednesday, and we had an awesome time!  Much to my pleasant surprise, despite articles like this that have come out over the last several years, it is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Airport Transfers: To Take a Taxi or Not?

Today we bring you a very informative guest post from Kristina Wegscheider, co-founder of Do It While You’re Young, a travel website for young women interested in traveling, studying, working and volunteering abroad. Kristina shares some great money-saving tips on using taxis and airport transfers when traveling. Continue reading

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Share Your Travel Story!

Today’s post is about a fabulous concept and website we recently connected with: It’s a crowdfunding site for travel – similar to kickstarter, this new site (still in start-up stage) is aimed at helping travelers raise funds for their … Continue reading

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Shelley’s & Keith’s Tips in the News

Our tips on traveling for free and very cheap have been featured on several websites lately, including the Chicago Tribune and TrekHound, and we wanted to share! Continue reading

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Getting Paid While Traveling: The Low Down on Teaching English Abroad

Today’s article is a guest post from Danielle Koffler, who has taught English in northeastern Thailand, worked in eco-tourism on an island in Thailand, and backpacked solo around Asia. She is currently teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. Danielle is also the author of Wake Up and Dance, and today she shares her experiences teaching English in Thailand and South Korea. Continue reading

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A Nearly-Free Trip to Montreal

I have just returned from another pretty-damn-close-to-free trip, and wanted to let our followers know the details of how I did it. In keeping with the secrets, tips and methods we share in detail in the book, my trip to Montreal cost next-to-nothing! Continue reading

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Traveling Free in Victoria, B.C.

One of our top tricks for traveling free or as close to it as possible, and a great tip for travel in general, is to tack as many trips together as you can. We recently did this to create a next-to-free trip to Seattle and British Columbia. Continue reading

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Free Things in Europe

From my colleagues at, comes this great list of Free Things to do in major cities around Europe. i-escape is a UK-based website dedicated to helping discerning independent travellers find and book exciting and unusual places to stay in … Continue reading

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