House Sitting Website Comparison

House sitting is a great way to get free, private accommodation in a private house or apartment. Basically, as a traveler, you receive this benefit in exchange for caring for someone’s home and usually pet(s) while they themselves are away. For all the details about house sitting and why I …

Hostels: Not Just for Youth

Hostels are synonymous with backpackers in their teens and twenties crammed in 8 or 10 (or more!) to a room with a social party atmosphere. Not all hostels are like that, of course, but it is a stereotype for a reason. And it can make for a fun environment for …

WWOOFing: A Beginner’s Guide

  “Voluntourism” is a combination of “volunteer” and “tourism”. It basically means volunteering in countries you visit and has become a fast-growing trend in travel recently. A really cool sector of voluntourism that I am familiar with is WWOOFing. If you are looking for a different travel experience that allows …

5 Benefits of House Sitting

  House sitting is a cool exchange opportunity that has come on my radar in recent years and quickly become my go-to starting point for travel planning. I’m somewhat of a modern nomad. Since graduating high school fifteen years ago, the longest I’ve lived in one place is a year …

5 Best Countries to Camp for Free

  “Free camping” or “wild camping” is a great way to explore a new country. This basically entails setting up your tent or unrolling your sleeping bag wherever you want, not in a designated campground. Of course, you won’t have any services that campgrounds offer, from toilets and showers to …

5 Ways to Sleep for Free

  Over the course of a long-term trip, and even most average trips, accommodation is easily the single biggest combined expense budget travelers face. Even at an inexpensive average of $30 per night, accommodation for a short three-week trip comes to $630. That right there is more than a round-trip …