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The Best Ways To Travel the World for Free

Posted on
July 2, 2021

We all believe that traveling the world shouldn’t be so hard and we should do it whenever we want. Almost everyone dreams of traveling the world and spending as little as possible. 

However, this is not always the case as traveling the world most of the time means that you spend a lot in traffic and accommodation. For this reason, most people have the idea that to travel the world, they have to be stuck at their jobs for longer hours to be able to afford a vacation. 

Traveling the world for free might sound like such an unachievable dream, but it is actually possible. There are various proven ways to travel for free or at least pay almost nothing for their trip. 

This includes volunteer work, working overseas, or even spending time with the locals. There are also free travel opportunities out there that require some education qualifications and experience, but they’re all open for anyone looking to give it a try. 

The following are some of the best ways you can travel the world for free or end up getting paid for it:

  • Teach English abroad 

English is a very popular language even in non-English speaking countries. This explains why in recent years, there has been a high demand for English tutors. 

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If you’re a traveler, teaching English in non-English speaking countries such as China, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, among many others, can be such a profitable job. By teaching English overseas, you’ll get yourself a travel stipend, free housing, and a decent salary to top it all. 

It might interest you to know that you do not necessarily need a teaching degree or even a college degree for that matter to teach in these countries. 

Some of them only require you to have a certification like that offered by Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and you’ll be good to go. Teaching English abroad has become so popular that students are using it to earn an income during their gap year. 

  • Take advantage of credit card rewards 

One of the most effective methods you can use to travel the world for free is by redeeming your credit card rewards. By having the right credit card, you can make purchases for anything you want, and you’ll end up increasing your points. 

When these points reach a certain amount, you can always redeem them and get a free flight or even free dining. For this reason, if you’re a traveler and would like to capitalize on these travel rewards, ensure that you go for the credit card with the best travel perks and a bigger sign-up bonus. 

After doing this, ensure that you use the card regularly to earn even more points. When you’ve accumulated enough points to win yourself a free trip, you can also make good use of the travel tips from Lottoland. These tips will ensure that you have a great time out there without breaking the bank or even taking out a loan for it. 

  • Take a job as a flight attendant 

Taking a job as a flight attendant is a great way to travel the world for free while also getting paid. As a flight attendant, you get to travel to different countries regularly, and you don’t necessarily need to pay for anything. 

This is because some airlines pay for the meals and expenses of their flight attendants while also getting discounts for leisure travel in the process. The best thing about the job of a flight attendant is that you do not need higher education. 

A high school degree is the minimum education requirement, but a degree in communication and hotel management is always an added advantage. 

  • Couch surfing 

One of the most renowned methods to travel the world freely is through couch surfing. This method involves hosting or staying with foreigners at your house or theirs. People who take part in couch surfing are those who share the same passion for traveling the world. 

The best thing about this method is that it is 100% free and can be a great way to socialize with people from different parts of the world. This can be a great way to visit a foreign country and learn about its culture. 

What’s even better is that you’ll not be exploring the country alone, but you’ll have people who can guide you every step of the way. However, some people tend to be afraid of opening their homes to foreigners. So it’s best to use your best judgment before you go through this. 


There are many opportunities out there that can have you traveling the world freely. All you need to do is pick a country or countries, and you’ll find a way to get there for free. 

However, you’ll need to be creative, flexible, and ready to exit your comfort zone if you want to travel the world while spending less or next to nothing. 


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