There’s a fundamental difference between the tourist and the traveler. The tourist will pay for expensive cruises and vacation for a week. The traveler on the other hand, will backpack the world cheaply and be on the road for months – if not years – at a time. However, in order to be able to travel long-term there are certain “tricks of the trade” that you need to learn.
Much of these hacks are picked up as you go, but you can avoid a few simple mistakes by learning to avert them beforehand. Having both traveled and lived in countries around the world, I thought I would share my insights. I use these tips every time I travel to travel more effectively and to save money.
If you’re traveling through Europe, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the cheap flights. Europe has dozens of secondary airlines compared to the handful we have in the U.S. This means that competition is fierce and the consumer benefits. Even though Europe is known for their rail system, it’s often overpriced and the flight is the better option.