Do you want to travel the world but don't really know how to mix limited resources in order to have an unforgettable experience? GEYC will give you a few tips in order to help you have an ultimate journey!
I bet you always wanted to see places, meet people and experience everything that a local culture has to offer but you were always concerned about finances, time availability or if checking the tourist spots off the list will really give you that insight that you're searching for in a journey.
Well, I'm happy to inform you that there are actually ways of managing all of those.
Check out the list below in order to find out how you can reduce some of the costs of your trip and have a story to tell the grandkids one day.
1. Transportation is probably the most expensive part of every trip. What if you wouldn't have to pay for that? For the adventurous of you out there, how about trying to catch a ride from a country to another and get the chance to get some tips about must-see places, before actually arriving there?
Here's a website that should help you plan your hitchhiking adventure - www.hitchwiki.org
2. Is hitchhiking a bit too adventurous for you? How about just sharing a car with someone that happens to go in the same direction? Saving up money by paying for the gas together and maybe managing to find some road trip pals. - www.blablacar.com
3. Are you a trains fanatic and just love everything from the agitation in the stations to the cities revealed through a train's window?
Then interrail might be the thing for you, as it gives you the opportunity to get a pass through one country, one region or around Europe jumping around from train to train.
Backpacking through Europe, the railway version - www.interrail.eu
4. What if you wouldn't have to worry about paying for accommodation in any of the places you go to? Well, you don't have to. If you are keen on experiencing the very local culture, meeting new people and not worry much about sharing a room with a person you just met, couchsurfing might at least intrigue you.
Couchsurfing is an international platform where people offer a place to sleep for wanderers of the world, free of charge, with an extra topping of fun, conversation and insight culture.
5. If dealing with strangers' generosity isn't exactly your cup of tea, you might consider putting your skepticism at rest by using another version of accommodation while traveling, which is www.airbnb.com, where you can actually rent rooms or entire flats directly from the locals.
There you have it, folks, 5 alternative ways in order to reduce your traveling costs and fully engage in a journey of exploring places through the local people's eyes.
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