How to Start Traveling, Even When You’re Broke

7. Find People to Share the Costs

Did you know that sometimes it’s cheaper for a couple (or two friends) to book a double room in a hotel instead of staying in a hostel dorm? Or for a group of friends to book a whole house via Airbnb and stay together?

When you’re traveling on your own, cooking can sometimes be annoying, as there’s always too much or you have to buy an entire pack of rice for one person. In a group, you rarely waste anything and it’s much cheaper.

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8. Learn to Cook on the Road

Depending on the country you are traveling to, eating out can be a huge expense. Learning how to cook simple and nutritious meals will save you plenty of money. You won’t have to survive on instant noodles for a long time!

Street food in Asia is dead cheap, but if you go to Europe, it quickly adds up. Most hostels have kitchens, so it’s just a matter of carrying a few essential ingredients and getting used to grocery shopping every week. It’s also a great way to bring people together if you are traveling alone.

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9. Take Your Work With You

Do you have a job that can be easily done remotely? Or maybe a skill you can perform anywhere you go, such as playing an instrument? Remember that you don’t have to stop working to go on a trip, you can just do it as you travel.

Many people decide to perform in crowded markets or take their laptops and work in co-working spaces, just so they can carry on earning money and don’t have to go back home anytime soon.

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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!

8 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is storied, deep, and complex. Whether it is the folklore surrounding Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle, or the weird-looking fauna and flora that arise out of it, the ocean is a great source of fascination. In fact, only five percent of it has been properly explored, leaving plenty of gaps for our imaginations to fill in.

Worst Celebrity Statues from Around the World

We buy their albums, tickets to their movies, and all the products, brands, and questionable colognes that they endorse. Surely that’s enough to quell the hungry egos of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Well, not exactly. You see, immortalization via cultural significance, world records, and millions of dollars sometimes isn’t enough. Tradition dictates that our celebrity idols need to be re-created in gold, bronze, wax, and stone, so not even the elements can dismantle the memory of their monumental rise to the top.

How to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re an active traveler or live in a uniquely historic part of the world, chances are you’ve been exposed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This phrase is thrown around frequently. When we first hear it, the first thing that comes to mind is that it must represent something historic and old. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are famous buildings, landmarks, or areas that are renowned because of their beauty and historical significance.