Unless you are careful, you will spend 7% more on foreign exchange conversion fees than you should. By making a few simple changes, I avoided these fees and saved myself $18,000 during my five-year, round-the-world journey.
Many people use money as an excuse to not travel as much as they would like. But, it doesn’t have to be. Read these quotes about travel and money from my Fifty-Plus Nomad blog and Facebook group page. to worry about money less and travel more.
Home exchanges (also known as home swaps) seem like the perfect fit for many long-term travelers and expats. This post features tips to help you arrange the ideal home swap for you.
Long-Term travelers should stay with local families in homestays, usually as part of language schools or volunteer travel programs. Homestays have made a significant impact on my life and are also highly economical.
When I was younger being charged more for things than locals used to piss me off. Now I simply acknowledge it as part of traveling and living in third-world countries. I find the less it bothers me the less I attract aggressive vendors, too.
Everyone who can travel worldwide should visit countries in the developing, third world, and the developed world (Western Europe, USA/Canada, Australia/New Zealand, etc.). This post outlines the advantages and disadvantages of third-world and first world travel.