I LOVE to travel.   One of my top 5 things to do is travel and see new places.   I think it’s built into my DNA and my curiosity to see the world gets the best of me.   We have been all over the United States as far south as South America and as far north as Canada.   I have even been to India in my travels.   Nonetheless, there is still many many places that I still want to visit on my bucket list.   If you are looking to travel on a budget, don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to spend thousands to travel.

Here are some great ways to score some high value experiences even on a low budget.

Couch Surfing is Free

So over the last number of years, there have been an increase of sites on line like CouchSurfing.com, where you can search an area of the world for people willing to host you for a night in their home.   They get to meet someone new and you get a warm place to sleep.  Sign up and create a profile.  They will ask you to verify your email, phone and postal address to make sure you are legit and not a crazy person.   At that point, just point in a direction and see who in that area is willing to host.   Connect up with them and agree on a date that you will be stopping by.  Don’t forget my 5 simple rules for couch surfing.  Simple as that.[Read More…]