12 Ideas on How to Travel for Free (Almost)In 2021

There are many ways to travel for free with proven ideas that you should know if you want to save some money while exploring the world. This post will share how to travel for free (almost) using proven methods like volunteering, credit card bonuses, or rewards points programs. So let’s get right to it.

Volunteer Overseas Volunteering is a great way to explore the world and contribute something meaningful to your destinations. It’s also a great way to save money on room and board.

Volunteer on a Farm One of the largest platforms to find volunteer work on a farm is WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). There are WWOOF hosts all across the world. Choose your country and register to find opportunities.

Volunteer at a Hostel If farming isn’t your thing, you can also find volunteer work at hostels in return for free accommodation. Visit Worldpackers to find and apply to opportunities all around the world. The work is wide-ranging: from painting to helping in the kitchen to construction. Here are a couple of exciting sample postings:

Get a Remote Job There has never been a better time to travel and get paid by working remotely. The opportunities have exploded since many companies that would not typically offer remote positions listen to what their employees want post-covid.

Teach English A time-tested way to fund your travel is to teach English overseas. If you are fluent in English, get a TEFL certification to make it easier to land jobs.

Ask for an International Transfer If you work for a multinational corporation with branches in other cities, ask your company for a transfer or find opportunities for work-related travel. Usually, employers will cover the cost of flights and hotels for an official visit.

Become a Consultant Working for a management consulting company is another way to have your company fund your travel. Most management consulting firms like Accenture, Deloitte, and McKinsey require domestic and international travel. While the hours can be long, nights and weekends are yours to explore your destination.

Work as an Au Pair If you have experience working with children and want to live in one place for at least a few months, consider working as an Au Pair or a live-in Nanny. As an Au Pair, you would get paid to live with your host family and provide childcare and/or help with cooking, cleaning, etc. You can use your free time and vacation days to travel around your host city or country, using the wages you earn.

Leverage Your Skills Are you creative? Handy with tools? Good at web development? Whatever your skills, you can leverage them to make money on the road with sites like Fiverr and TaskRabbit. Here is a list of online side hustle ideas to get the juices flowing.

Cash in Free Flights or Hotel Stays There are tons of credit cards with travel reward options out there that earn you points simply for using your card for your everyday expenses.

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