Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse - lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.
Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.
Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website: http://tomislavperko.com/en/.
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I am a Japanese girl and I started to travel when I was 19. I've done hitchhiking alone over thousands of kilometers. I use couchsurfing and do work exchange at times.
It can be scary at first especially if you are a solo female Traveller.
But once you learn how to choose a right host to stay with, right driver to ask for a ride and trust your gut feelings.. You will enjoy this way of traveling.
Stay wild and Safe travels!
Fear stopped me going to India til the age of 40! Then I went and loved it and am going to be an environmental activist there and on the subcontinent for the rest of my life. And that after living in Spain for 20 years, renting and saving NOTHING. So I had to spend 12 months killing myself working in Saudi Arabia of all places! So now, with 25K saved I'M OUT!💪Follow me on my blog and You Tube soon! 💃
Wow. This is truly wonderful. I'm almost 19 and left to travel 6 months ago. At this exact moment I have about $20 in my bank account and nowhere to stay tonight, but this video has managed to put things into perspective. I actually feel a smile on my face. The last few days, I've been feeling so anxious, worried about where I'm going to sleep, what I'm going to do. But I realise this is part of it all. This is one tremendously exciting adventure, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I've met so many amazingly kind people- only this morning a lady started talking to me at a bus stop and gave me her number if I needed any help. I'm appreciating all of these small, but significant moments. I really don't need much at all. My urge to travel has always been so strong, and I couldn't settle for the same life plan that everyone seemed to be following. It is hard, and a lot of the time it feels like I'm crazy for doing this, but I own it all. I haven't felt so happy for simply being alive.
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I don't want to waste anyone's time so I'll make this as short as possible :). I'm 19 years old and I've traveled to 25 countries which inspired me to start a travel app made for travelers like us - people who want to learn about and embrace other cultures. This is a project with a vision of deepening connections when traveling abroad.
I really appreciate anyone that's taken the time to read this so from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.
If you'd like to sign up for the launch or just get some more details, please feel free to check out rebus-app.com.
Thank you times a million,
I'm a brown girl from Pakistan and I dream of travelling solo on a budget around Europe.
My concern : Would hitchhiking and couchsurfing be safe for me? I carry around my camera, laptop, brown skin, muslim name and Pakistani nationality. Should I be scared?
Zainab Najeeb i think it would never be 100% safe but I think all western and northern European countries (France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, the UK, Germany, denmark, norway, sweden) would be as safe as you can get. I dont know if eastern European countries would be safe for you to couchsurf or hitchhike, because there are barely any non-white people there and I dont know how they would react to a foreign person (most people are scared of the unknown). These countries are cheaper than the other European countries, so it would maybe be more affordable for you to stay in hotels here, that would be a safe solution.
Everyone's talking about Climate Crisis but the ecological footprint of flying around the world seems of no concern to many. That's so sad! We should really avoid flying too much, especially the people who are educated! I know so many people who know it's not good and still do it. More people should take busses and trains or hitchhike, instead of flying around the world. Your own continent is fascinating enough for most people. I know a guy who cycled to China from Germany. These guys are my role models! Way more than the people who have seen every country in the world for a couple of days!
I'm going to travel around Brazil this summer with almost no money. I have some friends there and planning to hitchhike. I'll have 88 days of traveling, and I'm from Ukraine and I'm learning Portuguese. Wish me some good weather)
Great Talk, Tom! The only thing I'm slightly uncomfortable with is asking for donation. Especially when I see people from first world countries begging for money to fly back home in a third world country. We would need to have at least a certain amount of money to earn a short term visa to visit a first world country, but they don't need a visa or any specific requirement to visit a third world country. So they backpack and beg for money to fund their adventure.
I'm most interested with the volunteering, in fact I had looked into WWOOF a few years back. The idea of helping and sharing, while exploring new places was intriguing, it still is but for now I have other ways of traveling that I take.
With the technology nowadays, I think people could ask for 'donation' in a different way. Like, I'd feel better helping a blogger who has a patreon or would give something in return, because that would at least feel more like their job instead of 'begging.' Thanks for the inspiration, though! :)
I am going to travel around the World, please i want to contact you to tell me your experiences, my whatsapp is +52 5527743092 or +57 5527743092. Please I will be incredibly happy to receive your message!!!
It's just the pretty facade he laid down.
There are many problems when you actually begin with it
First of all if you are a girl, forget hitchhiking, forget sleeping in parks and forget almost travelling alone if you don't have money!
And second of all and probably the most important one, if you belong to a developing or underdeveloped country, you need visas to travel around I guess that is a pretty big headache. Getting visa for a broke down person? Lol, I would have been in America right now
It might be easy to picture it all but not all fairy tails that ends with "Happily every after" shows what happens later.
Mannnnn amazing. Ive been around the world all over... and I loved the video. But no one has ever been able to put in words better tan you the Post-traveling feeling starting in min 15:20. Thanks for those words of wisdom.
My Frist priority in my future lists is travel across the globe .. m so into travelling but not yet started 😁. The reason I haven't yet hit the road is ...M A GIRL. . Don't wanna say this aloud but comes in my mind big n bold .. 😃😃 .. this video just got me into one step on the road 😍 . This man's sense of humour.. damn!! 😍😍👍👍
I used to sell screen printed t-shirts on the road. I carried all the equipments as well as plain tee shirts. Always managed to make some money. But as a visitor you are not allowed to work but still you can set up a quick base in a tourist spot for few hours a day or walk around. Easy $30 a day.
+Abhishek Tomar it's not illegal to carry the printer or computer. With printed shirts the best countries to make money are Europeans and they are all well connected with easy travel and few restrictions. Profit margins are good. I do not think it will work in Asian countries or Africa because of lower prices.
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