Being bitten by the travel bug can be both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because you get to see what the world has to offer, and curse because not everyone has the money to book holidays every month of the year. Thankfully, there are opportunities for free travel. Here are some ways to travel for free. Be warned, while you get to experience places for free, some work is involved.
So you have been bitten by the travel bug, want to travel, but cannot afford not to earn some money, well I suggest being an au pair. With the vast offerings, especially the United States, choosing an au pair job can assist you to see the world. An au pair is usually someone between the ages of 18 to 30. They usually offer 25 to 30 hours a week to help a local family with their children, cooking or running errands. The perks of this type of job, if you get the right host family, is going to differents during their own vacations, having the opportunity to explore, learn a new language and in some cases free airfare.
Teach English abroad
A few months ago, a friend relocated to Bangkok, Thailand to teach English. A few months later, he is having a great time learning the culture and its people. During his free time or days off, he gets to travel. Like him, many people are merging their love for travel and teaching together as an opportunity to have a new experience in a different country. A requirement for this a Teaching English as a Foreign Language(TEFL) certification , which can be obtained through part time studies.
Be a volunteer
Volunteering can be beneficial if you want free travel. Most organisations often take care of your expenses in exchange for your volunteering services. Whether its teaching village children in India or helping the aged in Cambodia, there is so much on offer just waiting to be explored.