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7 Brilliant & Easy ways to travel the world for FREE
2019-10-18 06:30:51

7 Brilliant & Easy ways to travel the world for FREE


Most of us love to travel, to see the world and to explore new cultures and if you’re anything like me, you’ll always be on the lookout for the next place to experience.

 

 

Of course, nothing in this world is totally free, even if money doesn’t exchange hands it’s likely you’ll pay in other ways. But there are some ways you can trade in the most basic of skills, or indeed spend time doing something you already would and instead of clearing your bank account, get to travel for free!

Take a look at some of the best ways I’ve found to travel the world for free:

1.) Have a house sitting holiday 

 

 

Looking after someone’s house is much easier than babysitting. No mood swings, no nagging to play Dora The Explorer and no teething! *sighs*. House sitting is becoming increasingly popular and you can request what things you’d want in return if that’s flights, food or a snuggly duvet  – you can choose your terms that are best for you and the host.  Services like Mind My House can be a good tool for this.

2.) Snuggle with pets 

 

 

 

If you’re a keen animal lover and you’re looking for a little break from a day to day routine, take a look at sites like Animal Aunts, where you can look after and maintain a range of different animals when their owners need help. It’s a great service if you’re a keen horse rider, love farms or want to look after someone’s house pets. By sacrificing a little time (doing what you like), you’ll be able to travel to new places and explore other parts of the country/world that you’ve always wanted to see.

3.) Volunteer your time 

 

 

Remember I mentioned about a barter, well, this is the perfect example. Companies like Diverbo, offer the option to travel to new and exciting places as long as you’re willing to volunteer a portion of your trip to travel. Each company that hosts these type of trips are slightly different, but the main ethos exists in them all. Volunteer and earn a holiday. If you have some free time, and no budget, this is a great way to see some new places.

4.) Deliver a rental car 

 

You might have wondered what happens to all those camper vans that people drive across continents and countries? Well, they sure as heck don’t end up back on their own. If you’re already in the country, or that rich aunt, I mentioned earlier, decided on purchasing some flights for you, then take a look at companies such as Transfer Car and Auto Driveaway.

 

 

Depending on the company, you can be offered an all expenses paid trip to return the vehicle to the point of origin – in some cases, thousands of miles across the other side of the country. All you need is a driving license, a good eye for maps and an explorer’s spirit!

5.) Share your language 

 

A good way to make the most of your own skills is to help others learn your native tongue. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a place is to be around locals and what better way to do this than by teaching a language. Language programs and TEFL assignments are run in lots of different countries and by volunteering your time (and get paid in some instances) you can actually earn yourself a holiday without spending any $$$.  

6.) Share your passion 

 

 

 

We all have different skills sets that we are passionate to share and practice. If you’re a skier, a yoga instructor, a surfer, keen hiker, or a photographer, you can actually share these skills through a type of barter service with companies and groups that require instructors. If you’re confident in something, why not share it! Sites like EA Ski help map people wanting to share their skills while still training and potentially a paid placement, too.

7.) Deliver an important item 

 

If you’re planning a holiday and want to claw back the money you’ve spent, you should consider the option to hand deliver important items for other people. Websites like Piggy Bee and other site offer the option to pair travellers with people needing to deliver items. This works well if you’re travelling to key destinations. Set your price to cover your costs – a great way to see new places!

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