Resources for Cheap, Free or Paid Travel

Struck by wanderlust? Want to see the world but don’t want to spend gobs of money doing it? Crave a less touristy experience in a foreign country?

Check out this compilation of the best websites to explore to get you started.

“From volunteer trips to vacations to short term jobs abroad, this list covers the spectrum of affordable and paid travel opportunities.”


In the Tampa Bay Times: Kayaking from Minnesota to Key West

“Daniel Alvarez woke up Thursday on a spoil island south of the Belleair Causeway and folded the tarp under which he had slept through pouring rain the night before. The clouds had parted for the morning sun, but he knew there would be storms ahead, so he wanted to get an early start.

He pulled his black hat down on his forehead and tucked the tarp into his 17-foot yellow sea kayak, the vessel that carried him here from Northwest Angle, Minn., the northernmost point in the lower 48, a journey of more than 3,000 miles.”

This guy is awesome. Great story by Ben Montgomery with photos and video.