Hey guys, maybe you remember me from webinar on HeySuccess about How to become a cabin crew and travel the world for free. If not, it was one of the many jobs I did while hassling to have enough money in pursuit of my real passion in life. I even wrote an ebook about it (LINK).
How to travel for free is the question I get asked a lot! There are several options I had in mind to mention when I started writing this post. But let’s first see what opportunities I got only as a member of HS community.
I won Austrian Airlines Global Blogger Challenge with my story in June 2014. I got to be in top 8 thanks to your votes and than in finals in 5 days NYC live-blogging challenge I beat my competition and won 80.000 miles to travel the world for free!
I won Wow Air Iceland Challenge and I’m going for free to Iceland in a week and I’m brining my best friend with me. We have paid flights, accommodation and food and on top of that, we got vouchers for Blue Lagoon, Jökulsárlón (glacier river lagoon) and we will explore beautiful city of Reikjavik and hopefully catch Northern Lights along the way. This trip is a dream come true, and all I had to do when I saw it on HeySuccess was pick where I would like to go if I visited Iceland and whom I would bring with me. I composed my wish list, shared it on Facebook and I was the person via who’s link most people found out about the challenge and enrolled. I found out that I’m going to Iceland the same day when I won a startup pitching competition and got $30.000 do go to Dubai to develop my app from scratch.
Why not find an internship in a volunteering organization that needs people with your skillset? Why not contribute to a great cause and have fun along the way?
There are so many opportunities for people who want to work in organic farms, summer children camps, summer schools etc.
TEACH A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
If you are lucky enough to know English, French, Spanish or some other language very well, why not travel the world to help others learn it as well and get the free accommodation and food along the way. There are so many summer schools that could use your help. How about helping impoverished children in Africa learn English and give them the opportunity to learn and read and acquire knowledge even when you’re back home. Why not change someone’s life with your skill and make a contribution to our world?
LOVE PETS? HOUSE SITTING MIGHT BE YOUR OPTION!
Why not make an account on this website and stay at someone’s amazing house taking care of their dogs while they’re away. https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/gb/ You will need to pay a membership on this website but it definitely pays off if you’re into animals https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/accounts/plans/detail/housesitter/
Don’t worry, if you don’t like pets, you can just keep an eye on someone’s house for 2 weeks or more.
A couple did just that and they wrote a book about it! Check out their blog for inspiration https://www.hecktictravels.com/housesitting
WANT TO SEE EXOTIC ISLANDS? WORK ON A CRUISER!
You love to travel and you’re good with people? Have some bartending experience? Working on a cruiser might be a great option for you! You will get accommodation and food and will get to experience exotic islands you could only dream about.
LOVE KIDS? BECOME AN AU-PAIR!
If you love working and playing with children, you can become an au-pair and go to a foreign country of your choice. You will get accommodation and food and a little salary to keep you going. You can also learn a new language while you’re there. Here’s a website to get you started https://www.aupair-world.net/ You will get to know the local language, custom and tradition and the job is quite fun!
LOVE ADVENTURE? BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR!
If you’re into water-sport or winter-sports, the https://www.adventurework.co.uk/ might be the best option for you. You can apply to be a lifeguard, ski instructor, diving instructor, event manager or a
Trevolta is a website that allows you to share your story to their community and explain why you need money to fund your trip. Whether you are planning to propose your girlfriend, make an art documentary or just visit a totally random country, if you know how to touch people harts with your story, you will get funding.
If you have a talent of story telling, the passion that keeps you up late at night and you have the power motivate the community of crowd rise, you can fund your dream to come true. You just need a good cause and a compelling story to tell and the possibilities are endless!
CHEAP FLIGHTS HACKS
Here’s my favorite Facebook page that daily pushes best flights into your feed!
Open Miles and More card and collect points when you travel Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airline.
Become a WizzAir member and get all the discounts, special offers etc.to your email.
Or check out the Star Alliance programs https://www.staralliance.com/en/benefits/earn-and-redeem
Try using he Google Flights that has a great tool that will show you cheapest prices that month. Do this in advance, the more flexible you are, the cheaper your ticket can get.
Skipplegged has amazing community that helps you find craziest deals ever.