The keys to traveling the world on a shoe string budget is…..
PLANNING, PLANNING, PLANNING!
It is so important to plan your trip far in advance. Dare I say at least a year! I know, I know…. A year seems, well… a long time to put something together but trust me when I tell you it is the best way to find the deals you want. Planning so far ahead allows you to take your time to figure out so many things about your trip!
What season do you want to travel in?
Personally I let the price point tell me when I should travel. For example going to Spain for a beach trip will cost you more if you want to go during Christmas break from the ole USA. Since Christmas is peak travel time (and therefore the most expensive time to travel) it is best to leave Christmas travel for folks who don’t care about being taken advantage of when it comes to buying tickets!
“Welcome Traveler! We are happy to have you!”
According to the Washington post a map was created in 2013 which gives you an idea of countries you may want to look at as destinations. Although this map is outdated, it may still give you a starting point. You’re welcome! -_<
Places like Hawaii, Dubai and Ireland offer incentives for traveling to those destinations! Dubai (for example) offers layovers for as long as you would like to stay for a nominal fee! So lets say you decide to go to SOUTH AFRICA and you fly Emirate Air, after purchasing your tickets you could call the airline and ask to layover for a week in DUBAI then catch your continuing flight after the extended layover! This way you get to stay in two countries for the price of one! Can’t beat that with a stick!
So just keep in mind that traveling the world on a shoe string budget might be a little difficult, it should also be noted that such an endeavor is highly rewarded with amazing experiences and memories that last a lifetime.