If you don’t want to take part in any programs overseas and just want to spend your days taking it all in, what you need to focus on is finding ways to be thrifty without sacrificing your experience. Most of us will only travel somewhere once and so you don’t want to miss anything vital. So how can one save money while still having a full experience? You have a couple of options.
A Major expense of travel is always the accommodations. However most travelers spend no time there. They simply crash at night and spend all day out. If you can cut or eliminate cost of accommodation you can do a lot more and stay a lot longer.
If you are not into cheap and would rather go FREE, it is possible. There is an amazing online community called Couch Surfing. This community has over 2 million members and is growing, The idea behind couch surfing is that people all around the world open their homes to travelers and give them a place to sleep without asking anything in return other than the hope that others will do the same. Not only does a couch surf give you free accommodation but often gives you a local expert to point you in the direction to some of the local favorites around town, and even a friend and tour guide to spend time with while you are in the city. This is great for single travelers or a group of 2 or 3.
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