It started as questions from friends and ended up being this post.
Here are some ideas on what is traveling on a budget and websites that you can use for this. These answers came out during the conversation with friends who are about to start traveling. I have a few years of experience living and traveling in alternative ways, and this is just a way to pass it forward. If you have any questions about the information below or you’re about to start traveling, you can write me. Whether I respond in a post or reply you directly.
What is traveling with little money?
*Traveling on a budget is not being a tourist in the conventional way. It is a journey that is being created on the road. Not as a strict plan but rather a sketch and the opening of knowing that at any moment you can change.
*Travelling on a budget is to break your own structures. The same trip takes you to situations or flows in a way where you just break paradigms that you had before and you discover yourself in other contexts (like in a lost farm in New Zealand or on a sailboat in the ocean).
*Travelling this way will make you discover that money is relative and often live moving you spend less than when you’re established elsewhere.
*Traveling on a budget is to discover that money is not the only way of transaction. There are ways to share skills, knowledge, time, food, etc… It is an exchange whereby…
*Travel with little money is about connecting with others, even if you are very antisocial you end up sharing, meeting, exchanging with local people and other travelers.
*When travelling on a budget you will learn to give and receive freely … not only learning to accept help from others but it will born a genuine feeling of sharing, helping and giving (without expecting anything in return).
*Travelling with little money makes you creative and you will start devising ways to work on something you enjoy (instead of working for money).
*Travelling on a budget you rethink the concept of “needs“, you’ll see that having the latest I pad, pay the Gym, or having to take at least 5 beers is not necessary.
*Travelling with little money … also change the concept of time. You may want to extend your time on the road to make it slow because you will see that contrary to the popular belief, you spend less traveling slower (longer) than doing it quickly.
*Traveling on a budget is going out of your comfort zone and really gets into the trip.
“A good traveler has no fixed plans nor the intention of arriving” – Lao Tzu