We've spent zero dollars during our time in Australia so far. One way to subsidize this cost is to housesit! Housesitting is an excellent way to experience local culture, take care of animals, and have some downtime to work on projects while you're on the road full-time. Here is a quick guide on how you can get started housesitting!
Australia is the perfect place for a road trip. But you need a car, right? Renting one is an option, but can quickly get expensive. Here is a brief overview on some tips for buying a car in Australia - specifically in Queensland.
We finally made it down under to start our working holiday year in Australia! We started in the tropical north in the city of Cairns, famous for the jumpoff point of the Great Barrier Reef. The week was spent looking for a car and helping out with new friends via HelpX.
Travel certainly can be a strain on the wallet, but it doesn’t have to be. To us, travel is not a vacation. On a vacation, people may splurge and pamper because that one week might be the only time to spend money on traveling for the year. This is perfectly valid. Go for it! However, since we choose to travel long-term, we cannot afford --nor are we interested in -- resorts or all-inclusive packages.
Travel is getting more affordable as the world is more connected. Here's an easy way to save a few extra dollars when booking flights/hotels and buying travel gear online.
Slow guide: What to do, where to sleep, what to eat in Pai, Northern Thailand
Traveling can affect your exercise routine. Here are some easy cheap ways to stay fit while traveling.
Some tips on budget accommodation ($5-8 USD for a private room). To book ahead or not?
An experience filing a report at the police station in Kampot, Cambodia. Despite the uniforms that seems to give them authority, police officers are just human like me.
With over five years of travel, I experienced one bad incident - my phone was stolen in Kampot, Cambodia! It's okay though. Let this be a reminder to stay present at all times.