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Practical advice for those traveling alone

Once the fears we have overcome we must point the finger on the world map and go! Not for everyone is an easy thing, many remain hours to decide where and for how long. What I always say is: follow your desires, try to go right to the place you have been thinking about for years, it’s just the beginning, you always have your whole life ahead to go to the other 180 countries.

For many, the economic factor is still an important limit, I am honestly money is not the hardest thing to find, but time. In the journey there is an axiom, the more time you have and the less you can spend, vacationers think the opposite but we let them think that we go on vacation to an all inclusive resort! On the journey it is different, the time gives you the luxury of choosing the cheapest means of transport, of negotiating the price for a room for a week instead of two nights, it gives you the opportunity to cook instead of always going to the restaurant.

What makes the difference in the amount of money you spend is your ability to be flexible, to adapt, to renounce comfort in the name of the street. It’s not easy for everyone, I’m sincere, but I’ve met people who give up everything to keep on traveling, kids who spent only € 3 a day! So the next time you don’t use the money as an alibi, confess that maybe you can’t make it so much low-cost travel. However, there are several tips to save on travel.

How to stay for little money
The easiest ways to spend little are camping and doing Couchsurfing (ie staying free at people’s homes), another alternative that I always recommend and go to the hostel . I think the hostel is the perfect solution for lonely travelers, you spend little, meet so many people, you don’t feel obliged to socialize, if you get bored of being quiet, you talk, you can ask everyone for advice and then if you need your privacy you can always take a private room. I am sincere, most of the times when I book a hostel (which happens very little because I usually go there in the morning walking or even by phone) or when I happen to take a hotel I prefer to book with Booking, for the simple reason that they don’t ask me for the money at the time of booking and then I can cancel up to 15 days before.

If you have a house of your own and are planning to stay in one place for about a week, you can always do a home exchange, I have been doing it for over 10 years, I have exchanged my house with many others in places like Brazil, Guadalupe, Bali and I had crazy experiences.

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