25 Ways To Travel For Free

People travel all the time.

Travel is lovely.

Travel is expensive.



Here are 25 ways to travel for free.

25 Ways To Travel For Free

Volunteering in order to travel:

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Other cheap options for traveling:

  • Become a tour guide. Organize trips for other groups and be the tour leader. You’ll get paid to travel πŸ˜‰
  • Become a house sitter and care for houses in areas you’d like to travel to.
  • Work as crew on a cruise line.
  • Relocate vehicles. Many travel cross country.
  • Carpool.
  • Work for a room. Hostels often offer opportunities to work in exchange for a free place to stay.
  • Swap houses.
  • Work Seasonal at a ski resort. Just imagine a picturesque resort in the mountains…
  • Teach English as a second language in another country
  • Work as a nanny in a location you’d like to travel to
  • Hitchhike, probably not the safest option.
  • Go human powered. Bike/walk/run across the country.
  • Work at summer camp. They’re all across the states and also in other countries too!
  • Enter contests, you never know what you could win.
  • Get free flights by cashing in on credit card deals
  • Be a secret shopper or reviewer. You’ll get to check out travel locations in exchange for your review.

If you could travel anywhere for free where would you go? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Paul (@luxury__travel)
    January 7, 2016 at 2:51 am

    26. Become a travel blogger

  • Charles McCool
    January 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Great stuff.

  • Kathleen
    January 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

    For those with racetrack experience, one can ride with the horses across country with the big horse riggs. Or even on equine air transports, not always safe, but it’s the job of the traveler to keep the horse calm..lol..

  • Shannon Gurnee
    December 27, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I’d never heard of some of these before! Sounds like creative and interesting ways to travel for free!

  • The Bonfire Dream
    December 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I would go to Amazon rainforest. It’s been my dream since my early teenage πŸ˜‰

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      I like watching things about the Amazon on tv… But I know going in person, I’d probably not enjoy it as much as you πŸ˜‰ I don’t handle bugs well. Lol!

  • Eileen
    December 24, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I was a flight attendant for a long time and then worked at the airport, not necessarily free, but worked for free travel πŸ™‚ I always wanted to work a cruise ship. Great tips – have to work these into my life

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Great idea! I forgot about that!

  • Josh C
    December 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Love the Peace Corps idea. I did it, lived in Ukraine. It was an amazing experience.

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      I’d love to go to Ukraine someday!

  • angie
    December 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    wow never thought anyone could travel for free thank for sharing

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Angie!

  • Ave
    December 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    So many great ways to travel free and I had no idea about most of them! I had no idea you could travel being a secret shopper.

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks, Ave. I’ve been looking into the secret shopper route. That would be a dream πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Mouton
    December 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    What an awesome list! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!

  • Claudette
    December 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I have travelled a fair bit and travelling for free do have strings – ones that I am not sure I would like to pull or cut. When I was a youth, and had no other way, maybe. Not now.

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Very true. If you’re young and have a lot of flexibility and independence, it’s much “easier” to pull off. Thanks for stopping in, Claudette πŸ™‚

  • Lexie Lane
    December 23, 2015 at 11:43 am

    These are great choices, I’d love to spread this into my friends.

  • michelle
    December 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    i want to travel to Alaska for free

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      I’d love to go to Alaska too! Thanks for stopping by, Michelle πŸ™‚

  • Liz Mays
    December 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

    If I was pre-family, I would do several of those things! There are some super ideas here.

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      I know what you mean! I just have a husband and a dog. No kids yet. So… we could still try some of these πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, Liz!

  • Mardene Carr
    December 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I think I would like to travel to Italy for free

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Italy would be fantastic! Thanks for stopping by, Mardene πŸ™‚

  • Ana De- Jesus
    December 23, 2015 at 4:01 am

    I would like to be a tour guide or secret shopper in exchange for a free trip, how do I go about doing that?

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Hi Ana, I’m actually still doing some research on the secret shopping. There is a site called Amusement Advantage that you can apply for secret shopping gigs. It’s mostly theme parks, but it’s the first legit one I’ve found πŸ™‚ As for working as a tour guide, find a destination and look up wanted ads. Or create your own tour guide service and post in classifieds!

  • Victoria
    December 23, 2015 at 3:32 am

    SUch a great idea. I am going to try this

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Victoria!

  • Krystal Miller (@hhtfamilyblog)
    December 23, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I’d love to go to Australia for free! Only a few of those suggestions would work for me, though, since I’d want to take my kids. I wish I had known about all of those earlier in life!

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Australia would be amazing! Thank you for stopping by, Krystal πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth O.
    December 23, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Those are awesome suggestions. It sure would be great to be able to travel without spending too much!

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Yes definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth πŸ™‚

  • Glenda
    December 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Great tips! A few there I had not thought of. I am looking a relocating a camper van next year. Not free in my part of the world, but certainly at a reduced price and good incentives to do so.
    You can also do Relocation Cruises which are at a reduced cost if you are interested. Google it and you will see plenty to choose from. They are normally offered for countries that are just about to have their Summer.
    Merry Christmas!

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      I’d love to relocate a camper. In the US, road trips could be very epic. I’ll have to look into relocation cruises. Sounds intriguing! Thanks for stopping by, Glenda πŸ™‚ And for your super helpful comment!

  • Melanie
    December 22, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    These are great ideas! Are any of these available in Bora Bora?

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    December 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I am going to have to try some of these! I would love to save some money on travel.

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Robin πŸ™‚

  • Faye
    December 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Great list! I’ve always wanted to join the Peace Corps – never too late.

    • Jenn
      December 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      So true! Thanks for stopping by, Faye πŸ™‚

  • tara pittman
    December 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Great ways to travel for free. I need to check some out.