We think this is an important question. Because even with little money, you can travel around the world. How? By being smart on where you spend your money on. So off we went to Amsterdam last Saturday where we attended a lecture by Tomislav Perko on this subject.
Our perfect moment to get some last minute inspiration. And all with the help of Sigrid from Mytravelsecret.nl. Jolien won tickets on her website a couple of weeks ago. So we made some time in our busy schedule to go. Sigrid, thank you very much.
Tomislav Perko is the author of 1000 days of spring. A book he wrote after he spend 1000 days traveling the world between 2011 and 2014. And all of this on a daily budget which lies somewhere between 5 and 10 euro’s a day. And now I hear you thinking… How did he do this? Well, our thoughts exactly.
First of all he explained you have 3 big expenses along the way, transportation, spending the night and everything else. Eating, drinking and activities are part of everything else. And you can save money on all three along the way. Tomislav had some good tips for all three subjects.
He hitchhiked almost every day along the trip. His adventure began in Croatia and the first part brought him all the way to India by land before taking his first flight. The main motivation of Tomislav to travel is meeting people. Not nature, not all the things you can see but the people who live in the country where his inspiration.
Tips for saving on hostels and hotels where couch surfing and camping. One night he even slept underneath a truck. Something we would not do but what he did was dumpster diving for saving money on food. The other thing he did was standing outside of a restaurant and asking people for their leftovers. For us this is a little extreme but still you will safe money.
Eventually he made it all the way to Australia. One of his best anecdotes of his adventures in Australia was, “I was working as a Traffic Diverter and the money I made with working as a traffic diverter for 13 days were equal to the amount I spend the 8 months before!”. Quite an eyeopener for us.
His lecture was full of humor and it is easy to listen to him. Of course he had a lot more tips but we don’t want to give them all alway. His lectures are a way to give back to the community. He wants to be an inspirator to people who think that they can’t travel due to no money or because they are female. We listened 1,5 hours to what he had to say and now we are very curious about his book. You can buy it before and after the lecture.
Do you want a preview? You can see his TEDx talk on youtube. Or you can go to one of his lectures around Europe. Look on his website where you can go and see him.