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Budget Travel: Transport

I recently wrote a piece on ‘How to Travel on a Budget’ which gave a brief overview of a few handy little tricks to keeping costs low while you’re on the road.

In this post we’re going to focus on the transport aspect of travel and how to make sure you’re not paying more than you need to on it. I touched on a couple of points in my previous article but, today, we’re going to have a more in depth look at how to take that first step on your journey (while still holding onto enough money to see you through to the end!)

What do you think?

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  1. Good advice, if you are in the USA or Europe. Thanks for the post. Hitch Hiking is not really safe in NZ as mostly people get away with it, but tourists have died due to trusting the wrong people.
    To keep yourself safe, trust your instincts. So if for some unknown reason you are suddenly afraid without knowing why. Get yourself out of there as fast as you can. i.e. if you go towards a lift and there is a man there you don’t know and all the hairs go up on the back of your neck, don’t go in the lift. Go away pretty fast

    • Yes, you’re right, it’s important to be safe while hitch- hiking. I tried to make that clear in my post but, you’re right, it’s important to bring attention to it.

      I like think there should still be plenty of information here relevant to those not in Europe or the USA though, such as the whole ‘flights’ section, ‘legs’ section and using BlaBlaCar. Hopefully it has a broader reach 🙂

  2. Such a great post. lol When I first saw the article title and the photo, I thought well shes inside the plane. ; ) Last year I broke my foot and ankle and was stuck in Arkansas with a standard car. I was eating up my savings in a dumb motel room, (I had planned on camping out all summer). A friend of mine in Florida said she had a guest room that I could stay in and heal without paying if I could just make it down there. I know there are a lot of bad people on Craigslist, but I am pretty good at interviewing, from previous jobs so I put an ad on Craigslist asking for a driver. I had some really good responses, and ended up picking a lady that was my age, that wanted a free trip to visit her daughter in the town I was going to. I got a free driver, and a new friend.

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