How to Travel the World for Free

a fort skeleton in albaniaTravel around the world and do it for free. Travel like Jack Kerouac, Alexander Supertramp and countless other penniless vagabonds. This is the a resource for all things free travel. Through extensive guides and stories you will find everything you need to know about  how to travel the world for free. It is designed to prepare, empower and inspire you to travel. No matter what the budget, travel is possible. No longer can money be used as an excuse. 

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7 Ways to Eat for Free on the Road

by Free Traveler February 23, 2014

Many people ask me, “How in the world did you manage to survive for a year without any money?” Admittedly, traveling the world without money wasn’t always easy. Finding food everyday was probably the hardest part. As you would expect, I didn’t always eat what I wanted. However, when true hunger set in after 3 […]

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Ask and You Shall Receive

by Free Traveler September 2, 2012

I often eat and drink for free, stay at hotels for half price, get free taxi rides and all for nothing or close to nothing. Now I know what you’re probably thinking. The Runaway Guide is a broke cheap-ass runaway who begged his way around the world. Admittedly, I did resort to begging a few […]

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The Tao of Free World Travel

by Free Traveler August 24, 2012

Traveling around the world with money, let alone for free, is not easy. It is a test of mind body and spirit. Although reading and preparation will help, in order to truly survive, it takes much more than knowledge. It takes a certain frame of mind. One must let down their ego, accept the bad […]

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How to Get Work on a Boat

by Free Traveler August 20, 2012

There are very few jobs that allow you to travel the world in style and get paid for it. One of them is working aboard a private luxury yacht. The good news is, just about anyone, as long as there’re not prone to seasickness, can do it. You don’t have to be a sailor. There […]

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How to Dumpster Dive

by Free Traveler August 20, 2012

While dumpster diving doesn’t sound too appealing, and it’s definitely not for germaphobes, it remains one of the best ways to eat for free on the road. It is relatively safe, it helps to reduce waste and you can often find food only a few days past its expiration date. Plus it’s totally free. In […]

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How to Build Shelter

by Free Traveler August 19, 2012

If you want to travel around the world for free, it is a good idea to learn how to build shelter. Shelter provides you with protection from the elements. In the cold, a shelter can help insulate you and keep you dry. This will reduce the chances of hypothermia. In the heat, a shelter helps […]

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How to Camp On the Beach

by Free Traveler August 16, 2012

If you’re fortunate enough to be near an ocean, you may want to consider camping on the beach. Not only is it a relatively relaxed and comfortable place to sleep but there’s nothing like waking up to the sound of waves and crisp sea air. However, camping on the beach can’t be done everywhere. In […]

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How to Sleep on the Street

by Free Traveler August 15, 2012

If you’re going to travel around the world for free, sooner than later you are going to have to hit the streets for a night outdoors. Understandably, it is not such an appealing prospect. You will be exposed to the elements, and you are more likely to run into crazy homeless people, devious drug dealers […]

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How to Walk Around the World

by Free Traveler August 12, 2012

Walking was once the primary means by which people got around. Thousands of people have walked countless miles, from city to city and from nation to nation. Some such as the infamous Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta walked as much as 75,000 miles from Morocco zigzagging all the way to China. While you might be thinking […]

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How to Jump a Border

by Free Traveler August 12, 2012

Jumping an international border should be seen as a last resort. Not only is it illegal, but it is also extremely dangerous and can land you in prison indefinitely. More, jumping a border is no easy endeavor.  It requires a great deal of preparation and not to mention nerve to pull it off. So unless […]

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Avoiding Travelers Depression

by Free Traveler May 12, 2012

Staying positive sounds easy and obvious, but often the twists and turns of the road can leave you feeling in the dumps. If you don’t make an active effort to remain positive, your mind will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness. If this happens, no matter what country you are in, happiness will elude you. […]

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Train Hopping

by Free Traveler May 16, 2011

Train hopping is an art that can only be perfected through real life experience. Although  train hopping is technically illegal and morally questionable, it is one possible means to travel the world for free. If you want to give it a try and don’t want to get caught on your first try, check out the […]

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