Matt’s page www.nomadicmatt.com
If your rent it $900 per month, that’s $30 per day, which is 60% of the daily budget set out in this book Add in food costs, gas, insurance and cable, and your set expenses are mostly higher than the number you need for a year abroad. And that’s before you have done anything else with your life.
Round the world tickets: Oneworld. It is the RTW pass you can buy.
RTW alternatives: www.airtreks.com
The best search engines are those with no affiliation with airlines, and those who make their money on advertising, not commissions:
Get a travel discount card: YHA, youth hostel association.
If you really need your mail while abroad you can sign up to www.earthclassmail.com
There are four major hospitality exchange organizations:
When I am looking for a couchsourfing host, I use the following criteria to ensure the host is legitimate:
- There has to be a picture with the profile.
- The profile has to be filled out completely.
- There should be reviews from other users.
- Though not necessary. I like when people have been verified by Couchsourfing.
Last minute hotel deals:
- www.airbnb.com the largest site.
If tap water in your part of the world is not drinkable you can use Steripen www.steripen.com
www.travelfish.org the best reference website on Asia.
Southwest Asia booking: There are not many online resources for booking online, however there are three that are worth mentioning.