Hitchhiking is a tremendously fun, adventurous, pure and cheap way to get from A to B. However always keep in mind that hitchhiking is never a 100% safe, in some countries it is not recommended. It asks a lot of patience. But it`s all worth it when it comes to gaining unforgettable experiences and making friends for life. For those planning on putting some thumbs up on the sight of the road, here some tips and tricks to get your little adventures started.
You`ve got it all sorted; you picked your destination, booked your flight ticket, arranged your visas and you started to say goodbye to your family and friends. You got to the stage that only one more thing has to be done: You need to pack! A wrecking activity for most travelers. Just breath in and out. With these 10 items you`re sorted for your trip.
When you think of Galapagos, you think of Charles Darwin, endless wildlife, islands, swimming with sea lions, epic diving, but also an absolute crack in your travel budget. Don`t stress out, just follow the next steps and you`ll get yourself an amazing time on these epic islands without going bankrupt. The following is a great way to do Galapagos on a cheap budget.
Colombia, a country that has it all: stunning beaches, tropical islands, mountain tops covered with snow, romantic colonial cities, colorful street art, good food and all this topped op with the cheerful rhythm of Salsa! This country has well overcome its dark history off drugs and the resulted wars among the concurring cartels. The only thing left is to beat the image, don`t hesitate, this upcoming, safe country is attracting more and more travelers with his extensive hospitality and smile.
Whether you want to stretch your hips on the dancefloor, enjoy the music in HavanaClub, drink a mojito, hike through breathtaking national parks, do birdwatching or just chill out on amazing beaches; Cuba has it all! Prepare yourself wisely and enjoy this hidden pearl in the middle of the Caribbean sea.
A brief guide on how to realize long term travels, both financially and mentally.
"How does she do it?" This is a question I regularly hear people asking when I tell them I`m already on the road for a year. Popular presumptions are that I worked as an escort, smuggle drugs, or just married a millionaire and now enjoy live receiving the alimentation every month. Neither of that is true, nor the fact that I won the lottery or earned tons of money with working as a model (on the contrary). So how do you do it? Well I`ve got some good news for you, if I can save enough money for a 1.5 year sabbatical with an average monthly income of $1,200, so can you! If I can manage with a backpack after suffering from a burn-out and depression, so can you!
After a burn-out it was time for a change. I quit my job, sold my stuff and bought a one-way ticket to the Dominican Republic. What was supposed to be a 4 month adventure turned into one year and counting......
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