- I pay for experiences, not for things.
- I am a budget traveller.
- I am not afraid to travel alone.
- I am a woman hitch-hiker.
- I am using couch surfing.
- I love nature and hiking.
- I like to get lost in a new city.
- I rarely buy souvenirs.
- I collect travel notes.
- I try the local food.
- I make new friends.
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All of this reflects in my travel stories. You don´t need a lot of money to travel, on the contrary – you gain even more by spending less. You learn more by connecting and staying with the locals, by hitch-hiking. There is certainly more risk, but that´s a part of the game, right? I want to encourage people to travel this way – it will teach you much more than any guide book. For example, when I travelled to around Spain and Portugal, I stayed with 18 hosts. If I had stayed in a hostel, I would have paid at least 300 eur more (around 20 nights x 15 eur per night), instead I spent this money in extra two weeks of travelling, 5 more cities and bunch of unforgettable memories! It is the practical point I am making that suits well for young budget travellers, like me. 🙂
Have you heard this concept before? It´s an adventure that you squeeze in the weekend or at end of the day. This guy,
A famous author and adventurer has written a book called Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes that explains the micro adventure concept.
Whether it’s sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, it’s time you discovered something new about yourself and the world outside your window. Adventure is everywhere, every day and it is up to us to find it.
What kind of traveller are you? What is your strategy to travel more and take the most from your trip?
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Thanks for reading,