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Want to travel but don’t have a lot of money lying around to spend on travel? You’re in luck, here are 6 of the best ways you can travel for free in 2020.
Even in these uncertain economic times, families are still in need of vacations.
A chance to get away from it all for a while, vacations give families a time to rest, recuperate, bond … and spend their whole savings?
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Want free money?
Planning a thrifty vacation does not have to mean giving up on fun completely.
Check out some ideas below to get the most bang for your buck so that you can travel for cheap.
1. Teach Abroad
If you can teach at an American school overseas then you can travel for free. By doing so, some schools will offer to pay for round-trip flights and housing. There literally thousands of schools all over the world looking for qualified English speakers. If you’re interested, check out international recruiting agency Search Associates.
An amusing acronym to say, WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. They are looking for farmers who need seasonal work and provide workers with space, housing, and food in exchange for around six to eight hours of work each day. You’ll have find your own way to the farm, but if you use WWOOF, you can surely find a country that you’re interested in that is looking for workers.
3. Hostels & Other Work-Stay Options
Another option is checking out HelpStay and Workaway for opportunities to stay all over the world in exchange for working at hostels and other work-stay options. They’ll offer you free housing in exchange for your work and even some small spending money.
4. America’s Free Attractions
Yes, free still actually exist in the good old U.S. of A.
Make this post of 50 Free Things To Do in the US, your first stop before even leaving your driveway.
This site is composed of literally thousands of parks, museums, zoos, festivals and parades all across the country that will not cost you a penny.
For example, did you know it is totally free to ride the Staten Island Ferry in New York City? Or that you can tour Anheuser-Busch, the St. Lous Science Museum and the St. Lous zoo for nothing? A little research now will help you have fun – for free!
5. Freebies for Kids
It goes without saying that kids cost money. At no time is this more apparent than on a vacation.
But consider at least two things this age group can do for free: eat and sleep.
Many hotels offer a “kids stay free” (with a paying adult) program, and in the same token, restaurants are getting on board with kids eating for free (again, with a paid adult entree).
Check out this post that lists 65 places where kids eat for free to start with and do a little homework before hitting your destination.
6. Find the Official Site
If you know you’re hitting a certain area for vacation, do an internet search about that area in advance.
This is probably not new advice, but it is definitely something to consider.
The trick is to find the official travel and tourism site for that state and/or city.
For example, say you’re heading to Orlando. Do a Google search, and you’ll be bombarded with sites.
Find the official Orlando site. There, you can sign up to receive their Magicard which gives you opportunities for discounts all over the city.
It’s free and could save you money on travel, eating, attractions and other ways to get free money for your trip.
Many cities offer something similar or will send you a coupon book to use when you visit.
7. Short-Term Organized Volunteering
Another option that allows you to travel for free is through short-term volunteer placements. You can find these types of opportunities on Go Overseas or Idealist — many times you can find opportunities all across the globe where you can teach English or other odd jobs.
There are bunch of ways that you can get involved in volunteering that’ll let you travel for free. It’s just a quick internet search away.
Good luck traveling for free with these travel tips!