Genius Ways To Travel The World When You're Broke

Genius Ways To Travel The World When You're Broke

Getting paid to travel is a dream job. There are many opportunities in the tourism industry to generate revenue when visiting multiple destinations. Here are some of the smart ways to keep your wallet full during the holiday.

1. Teach or build something while you're away, in exchange for free room and board.
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There is a word called 'voluntourism' which means volunteer + tourism and it's popular among the travel community. It's when you go on a holiday and work to help the locals such as teaching English as a second language or building schools or houses and in return, you can have a free stay.

Here are some of the voluntourism sites that might help you to travel for free: GlobeAware.org., ProjectsAbroad.org and Voluntourism.org.But make sure to do some research about the companies and organizations before you go because not all voluntourism is beneficial for the host community.

2. volunteer to live and work on an organic farm.
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There is an organization called WWOOF which stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. It's a non-profit organization around the world that can connect you with local farmers. What you do on the farm is that you work on a farm for however you want and your stay is compensated.

3. Get cheap car rides whenever you want.
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If you want to save money on transportation, you can try ridesharing like BlaBlaCar.It's a ridesharing company that has drivers in 19 countries but be careful: you should always carry a charged phone and if you feels uncomfortable or unsafe with the driver just get out of the car as fast as possible.

4. Work remotely — while traveling.
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The increase of digital jobs caused a rise of "location-independent" workers. The idea is to do the job from anywhere in the world. Therefore, there are more people working while traveling abroad.

There are startups that connect traveling workers with each other for instance: Remote Year, a group of "digital nomads" working and traveling for a year. And also global co-working spaces such as the Surf Office in the Canary Islands, and Mutinerie Village, an hour and a half outside of Paris, are awesome for working travelers.

5. Get a salaried job where you can work overseas.
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Office jobs are not always for everyone, some people prefer to have an agenda in their life to work and travel the world at the same time. You can try working as an au pair, on a cruise ship, or even teaching a yoga class.

There is a website that connects yoga teachers with resorts around the world that need instructors. They pay for their teacher's room and board and this company also hooks you up with au pair jobs across the world.