20 Common Misconceptions About Budget Travel

16. You don’t use travel insurance

Travel insurance is so cheap nowadays that you don’t even have an excuse to not purchase it! Budget traveler or not, travel insurance is always worth it.

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17. It’s all about camping in the woods

While we might camp every now and then, we do it for the experience, not because it’s super cheap.

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18. You have to busk for money

If we don’t feel like ending our trip, we’ll do whatever we can to carry on traveling. That doesn’t have to mean busking, though. Working for accommodation or teaching languages are both great options for making a little money during your travels!

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The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!