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Bogdan Budai


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Travel around the world for FREE!

Probably is not such a new idea, but I still consider it worth spreading.

As you can see from the title the idea is about how to travel the world for free, no schemes involved :)

I am doing that since the 16th of March 2013 and it works.
Basically I am hitchhiking from one place to another, and to get food and a place to sleep I am trading my work. Usually I find hosts on a website(www.helpx.net) , but there are other websites as well, who could have a farm, hotel, hostel, or just a regular home and need help. The work varies from farming to cooking, or from taking care of the house to teaching another language. The working hours are flexible and around 4-5 hours/day, which leaves you with enough time to visit places and meeting other people and to discover the place's beauty. Also you get days off for field trips or whatever you want to do.
When I want to visit another city or a place for a few days I am using couchsurfing to get accommodation. Again, it's free :)

The only money I spend are on drinks or other stuff that I want to buy.

So, basically if you want, you can travel for FREE!

I want to spread this idea because a lot of people think that traveling is very expensive and they don't even imagine that it could be done for free.


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      May 13 2013: Hi Kate!

      I know about working on yachts, boats, etc. Actually I know about a website that works as a platform to help you meet someone with a boat that needs help: http://findacrew.net/
      How is that van relocation working? I think I couldn't do it because I don't own a car/van :)
      I know about couchsurfing. I hosted about 9 persons before I started my world-trip and I've been hosted 2 times already in less than 2 moths.
      Thank you very much!
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          May 14 2013: Sorry Kate. I thought it's like a trade, a switch between vans or something like that. My bad!
          It sounds very interesting and I took a look over the website and I saw that some people offer allowance too. WOW!
          I bookmarked it because I plan on going in NZ, Canada, US(if I get a visa) and most importantly for me Australia! Thanks for sharing it with me.

          Thank you very much for the wishes. I think the same about not coming back. So far I traveled for almost 2 months, but when I left I didn't set any deadline or date of coming back. As time passes I realize the fact that I want to travel for a long, LONG time :)

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