If you are wanting to travel the world then camping is an amazing and cheap way to do it. No need to spend money on expensive hotels or places to stay when camping is so readily available in almost every country and is either cheap or free to do. In order to sustain oneself financially while camping around the world there are a few important things to keep in mind.
For starters, try to save up as much money as possible before the trip. Although cheap, it will still cost money for food, places to camp, travel, and entertainment so plan on spending around $30 to $50 a day on average. Skip out on getting that extra side or going out to see a movie and start putting your extra change in a little jar for safe keeping. Starting a savings account for the trip sooner than later so you can get going on your trip around the world as soon as possible!
A lot of people are creating GoFundMe.com accounts and ask for support from family and friends. It is a fantastic crowd funding source to look into. In return, you can create a blog or produce some adventure videos to highlight your trip. Here’s a great article about How to travel without ruining your career but how to actually take advantage of the diversity of this opportunity.
If you do not have any time for a savings account, or if you run into money problems while on the trip, then do not worry! It is very possible to make money while on the trip. You can always try looking for local jobs. There is almost always a need for manual labor, so, if possible, put those muscles to work! Another idea is to do some freelance work online. Websites such as UpWork.com offer freelancers with all kinds of work. There is plenty of work online that can be done from a nearby coffee shop or McDonalds with free wifi. A lot of campsites even offer wifi, so it is definitely an option worth considering.
Look into volunteering in an eco-community for either reduced or free stay. More than likely you will find someone willing to let you do some yard work or something of the sort in exchange for a place to stay.
Another good tip for sustaining oneself financially is to have good gear. Going with gear that is old and worn out means that you are running the risk of the gear breaking down on you and having to be replaced mid trip. To avoid any unnecessary speed bumps on your trip make sure you have a reliable tent, backpack, and the rest of the items discussed back on page seven.
Book your flights and campsites in advance. You can usually get a better price if you book in advance, so the earlier the planning starts, the better! Use SkyScanner.com to find the cheapest flights from any airport. It is a great source to take advantage of and save some money.
Talking to the locals is a great way to find out cheap spots for entertainment or food. It is also a good way to find a job. The locals will know the area better than anyone, so do not be afraid to ask!
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, keep an eye on your funds. It is okay to splurge every once and a while when you are traveling, but keeping to a set budget is the best option if you want to avoid running out of money. Going out and experiencing the local cuisine or partaking in the activities is expected and appropriate, but doing it every day and night when you have limited funds is a recipe for disaster.