Traveling Without Breaking the Bank

So you have itchy feet and are desperate to travel and get out of the country, but you can’t seem to find the funds to escape. It may be frustrating but does not have to be the end of your dreams. Here's some unique ways you can travel on a budget.

Work on a cruise ship
There are hundreds of jobs available on a cruise ship- from  caterers, to cleaners, bar staff, and entertainers. There are shops and restaurants, and most travel companies have representatives on board, too. Basically, pretty much any job you can think of on land can also be on a cruise ship. Just figure out what you want to do and apply for the job! 

Teach English abroad
Any native English speaker stands a fantastic chance of going anywhere in the world to teach English. This is especially true in Asia, where English teachers are a sought after commodity. Most cases you do need at least a bachelor's degree, and it may be an advantage to get a TEFL or CELTA certificate. So if this is something that interests you should do a little research, perhaps speak to someone who has done it before, and get out there.

This is for the real adventurer, and seems antiquated, but can definitely be done. The important part is to be safe. But if this  option appeals to you, it could save you a lot of money and be the adventure of your life. Hitchhiking is especially popular in European countries and Australia, but that is not to say it can’t be done elsewhere. The key for this is safety. So don’t do it if you are not comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.

These are like travel dorms and are dotted nearly  everywhere. They are popular because they are a much cheaper alternative to hotels. For budget travelers who are not looking for the in-room ammenities of hotels, rather you just need a solid place to sleep at night, this this an ideal option.

Become a volunteer
Volunteering is a great option, especially if you are a little nervous about traveling alone. It's a way to join a service project and if you have a passion for going somewhere like Africa or Latin America then Volunteering Abroad could be for you. 

House swapping
There are many different house exchange programs, so this may be worth investigating. You may have to pay a fee and then be vetted with a background check, but once in the program you will be eligible to live somewhere else without paying for accommodation.

For creatives, you could propose an idea where you receive funding to travel through crowd funding.If you are a writer and have an excellent idea for a novel, or are you a filmmaker and and have idea for a documentary this could be a way to get funding and audience support for your project. 

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