Have you ever dreamt of a tropical getaway or other vacation, and wanted to do so uniquely? Here are the top five ways you can travel adventurously, all while saving money.
Start traveling differently the easy way, by booking a place at Airbnb. You can find unusual accommodations all over the planet, including treehouses! To get you going, here is a coupon for a free $40 on your first booking.
After you have your feet wet, feel free to go Couchsurfing! Here, people open their homes to visitors. Stay at farms, co-ops, and more. Remember that this is a cultural exchange, so get to know your hosts, and share something of your own. You may want to open your own home!
For greater freedom, consider camping! Just take a tent and sleeping gear, and any other equipment you want. Campgrounds are easy to find, and gorgeous. These usually offer fun activities like hiking and swimming.
If you want to travel more closely to the ground and meet the people in the places you visit, while getting a workout, consider biking. It's extremely affordable, and you can even carry camping gear. A hospitality exchange exclusively for bicycle tourers is Warm Showers.
If you want to go faster, farther, and meet different people, then hitchhiking is for you! For tips and tricks to learn how, visit the Hitchhiker's guide to hitchhiking.