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13 tips for traveling when you’re broke


If the one thing you want to do in life is travel, Nomad Matt Kepnes has great news for you: You don’t need a trust fund or to wait until retirement.

The bad news? If you aren’t rolling in the dough, committing to traveling above all else means sacrificing luxuries and keeping your eyes on the prize of the distant horizon, but if you’re willing to make that commitment, Kepnes has walked the talk and lived to tell us about it.

Work Overseas – Not making enough money at your job? Why not get a job overseas? There are plenty of opportunities in the world as long as you aren’t picky — and after all, this isn’t a career you are starting, it’s just a way to earn money for travel…

…Working overseas often gets discounted as an option because it seems hard to do. It’s not. Just be open. These jobs don’t require advanced degrees or a lot of work experience either. Are you going to get some high-paying office job? No. Will you get a shitty, low-wage job that will pay all your travel bills? Yes! I’ve met people from all walks of life, both from Western and non-Western countries, funding their travels this way.

Teach English Overseas – One of the best ways to make money for travel is to teach English overseas. You can make a lot of money teaching – I replenished my travel funds while working in Thailand, and I have had friends leave South Korea with tens of thousands of dollars in the bank. All you need is the ability to speak English fluently and maybe a TEFL degree, depending on the country you work in. The world is yearning for teachers and this is a job in high demand- – many companies in Asia will even pay for your flight over.

Full story at Nomadic Matt via Lifehacker.

Time to travel.

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