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Genius Ways To Travel The World When You're Broke AF

Traveling can be expensive. But there are also lots of incredible ways to get around the globe when you basically have no money. Here are 11 ways to travel the world on a budget.

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1. Try house sitting or pet sitting.

Facebook: housecarers
The concept is simple: You stay in someone's house while they're away and do some task for them — feed their cat, water their plants, or whatever else. They get the comfort of knowing their house isn't going to shambles, and you get the sweet, sweet luxury of not having to pay for your stay. Best sites:,, and

2. Teach or build something while you're away, in exchange for free room and board.

Facebook: Madventurer
There's a word for this: voluntourism. That's volunteer + tourism, and it's very popular in the travel community. It's basically when you go on a trip to do something that helps the locals — like teaching English as second language, or building houses and schools for communities in need — and in return, your stay is compensated.

Some good voluntourism sites that will point you in the right direction:,, and

A word of caution: Not all voluntourism is beneficial for the host community. In some cases, outside help from unqualified individuals can actually end up setting the community back — so be sure to do your homework and research the companies and organizations before you go.

3. Or volunteer to live and work on an organic farm.

Facebook: WWOOF
There's an organization called WWOOF, which for starters has nothing to do with dogs. It stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, and it's a large network of non-profit organizations all over the world that connect you with local farmers. The idea is that you go and work on a farm for however long you want, and the owners pay for your stay in exchange for your labor.

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