1) Nomadic Matt
“There is no trust fund, lottery, or parents to support me. I have to stretch my dollars if I want to travel more. There are many ways to travel first class on an economy class budget – whether your trip is 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years.
You’ll learn my tips and tricks here and be off on your next vacation before you know it (just like these other readers).
From finding cheap flights to accommodation, off-the-beaten-track destinations, to working overseas, saving money on attractions, and everything in-between, I’ve been there, done that, and made the rookie mistakes so you never do.”
“HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.”
“Work abroad, integrate in local cultures, learn a language, acquire new skills, make new friends through……Workaway.info
The site for travel, language and work exchange.”
“International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) aims to provide volunteer travellers with quality, flexible, safe and highly affordable volunteering placements in developing countries. In addition to providing aid and assistance to these countries, IVHQ endeavors to increase education and heighten awareness through not only the skills and expertise taken by volunteers to their host communities and institutions, but also through the experiences and lessons volunteers will in turn take back to their own countries and cultures.”
“True traveling is getting off the tourist track and integrating with the local community. It is about exploring and experiencing culture away from the gift shops and the tourist traps. It is about leaving the all inclusive resorts and going beyond simply meeting the locals. To truly travel you need to immerse yourself with the locals and their culture. The trick is finding opportunities that will enable you to do this.
The aim of this site is to help you truly travel.”