10 Easy Ways to Travel for Free this Christmas & Beyond without Spending hours Shopping on Airline Air Miles! #4 is our Fav!
Okay we bet you reckon Pkjulesworld have gone cuckoo, certifiable crazy claiming you can travel for free, in this time and age…Maybe we have! After all who is 100% sane :p
Plus, we have the added claim that you don’t need air miles to do this…WHAT?
Duh, travel is not just about flying mate!
Ohhh heck so maybe we shall talk a lil bit about air miles. But then again, we don’t like to re-invent the wheel so, why not go check out our post on travel hacking!
Let’s burst some myths first okay…!
Travel isn’t always Expensive, if you know what to do…mic drop!
For real, there are easy, available ways to get to travel for free and you don’t need to be sat for hours on a gadget squinting at Screens to get them! In fact, to ensure you don’t do that, let’s get straight into the beesnees of you scoring free travel! 🙂
10 Easy Ways to Travel for Free or Score Free Travel – Christmas Special
#1. Travel for Free – Volunteer
For the serious freebie chaser, free accommodation can be found short or long term via volunteer programs. The only work to do is go through various sites applying consistently for their volunteer and charity programs. For instance: WWOF, which we talk about in more detail, the United Nations, Peace Corps, Medicines’ San Frontier, Art Corps etc.
These placements or assignments could be anywhere from 3 months to 2 years. Note that a lot of these can be in third world countries where you need Jabs and immunization so dont forget your First Aid kit. And you could take an adventure safari while you are there!
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#2. Travel for Free – Travel Blogging
Seriously if you want to score free travel consistently then do start a travel blog. This is not a short term fast results option, boy it does work! You can learn What to Post on a Travel blog and get doing!
Nothing delivers Success like Focused Intentional Action!
The brands interest is in your Growing Audience of readers. With a readership that keeps coming and a great Alexa ranking, brands will start to propose, offers, collaborations, reviews etc.
Once you build up an audience and Strong social presence, many travel, hospitality, tour operators and airlines will be keen to make offers to your audience. Some of the perks they may offer could be free; flights, vacation, trip, accommodation, giveaways, in return an attractive but honest review on your blog.
Your accommodation could also include, Resort credits, excursions to some local attractions and all for your readers! 🙂
One of the more coveted ways to travel for free.
#3. Get a new Credit card with Free Flights Benefit
This can be a pretty dang fast way to get free travel. Pssst, By the way, it doesn’t have to cost you a thing either…Not at the start anyway! 🙂 HOW is this even possible?
Some travel rewards credit cards do offer a joining/sign-up bonus. (Not as many as there used to be though.) The join up bonus could be enough for a domestic round-trip flight ticket.
Be patient & earn some more points via use of your card and bingo you could go on a free international flight.
Word to the Wise: Make sure to pay off your Credit Card Debt Fast before you accrue fees. We are not pro debt so please do!
And, our Pro-Tip is below:
Chose a credit card with Airline benefits. Make sure you check the T & Cs. Read that fine print so you don’t end up having to use the card to earn miles by force majeure.
#4 Travel For Free – Join a Travel Club/Community
We are members of a World Class Global Travel Community, where one of the perks is you can earn 100% FREE vacations if you make a choice. (T & Cs Apply)
We wrote a pretty detailed review of this club, which we do find pretty useful as a travel resource. We highly recommend it and suggest you check it out below!
You don’t have to dig far. You can read more about it here!
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If being part of a supportive, fun loving, forward thinking community is such a foreign concept. And you really don’t fancy being part of such or even earn free vacations, then….
#5. Travel for Free – Get Free Zzzs at Zero Cost
Yes, you can sleep for next to nothing or get free accommodation in various destinations. Here is how:
- Land free accommodation by volunteering or staying in places such as ashrams. This is more so in Asia. You would be expected to clean, cook, etc. in exchange for free accommodation and food! Quite a unique way to experience local life.
- Do you have a nice apartment or Home in a sought-after destination like London, Paris etc.? Then think about joining a home exchange program. Homes in high demand travel locations do attract interested tourists and travellers in exchange for staying in theirs too, almost like a home swap! We know a few friends who do this. Like Airbnb, but free! 🙂
By the way, the Home Exchange service is quite secure and taken seriously. If you are willing to pay the initial $150 sign-up fee! You will definitely make it all back in the amazing free accommodations you too will score after signing up, to amazing destinations.
#6. Get to Fly or Travel on Trains for Free – Secret Shopper perks
Heck it takes going thru a load of websites and applying to lots more, to bag a flight to destination for review purposes. You could observe “fly on the wall” style aka Secret shopper, and get your costs and a bit of money paid! This is easy cash!
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Got green fingers? And don’t mind a bit of work for your food? Then you could earn a free vacation, at least the accommodation and food are covered although not transport costs. If you can get to work on an organic farm. Europe is especially popular, free travel the Green way. 🙂
Where to learn more, or get a gig: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms aka (WOOF). This organisation connects you with farms all over the world who will host and feed you in exchange for a few hours of work on their farm daily. We believe its serious Graft here..build some muscles, get fit and a super Tan on! Cool or what? 🙂
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#7. Travel for Free – Be a Repeat Customer
Are you a creature of habit, then this could be for you. If you are a frequent traveller already, then why not use the same airline and stay in the same hotel chain as much as possible!
Paul and I have so many loyalty cards: HH, Marriott, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Premier in, Flying Blue, Avios, Virgin airmiles, Jet Airways etc. These and more loyalty programs were created to help you earn points and go use the same brand over and over. We earned so many Marriott points, Paul bagged an Upgrade in the Pune Marriott, India. He got a Full Mini suite for a month and an invite to the Super exclusive Pool Party!
Brand loyalty pays, so why not find the brand, business, company you like to use and stick with the product or service. Availability and costs taken into consideration of course. With time, your loyalty will pay off via free trips, accommodation, events, flights, excursions, meals out etc.!
The next one is obvious, yet not many people consider it as Travel!
#8. Travel for free by Bike or walk!
Walking or Biking can be done in your local area or a place you have visited. For absolutely no cost you can take a walking tour or get on Ya bike and check out some local sites and attractions. Get your sweat on and keep fit too!
Seriously, we live on a beautiful planet and seeing some of it by biking or walking is the best way to experience some of it’s beauty! We specially love to Walk in Wales and my children love biking too!
Walk up Mt Snowdonia and you will love the views at the top! You can stay in rural B&Bs or take own tent, and pay $0 in accommodation costs.
If you are a biker, you can also use your bike to and from the scenic sites and to work too! Saving a ton in transport costs on a daily basis! Cool Beans. 😉
#9 To Travel For Free – Review a Hotel or Airline…
While you can only attract the big brands once you are also a wee bit more known, or have a power blog. You can find some simple and smaller brands to review accommodation on sites like Craigslist, and ReviewStream.com. The pay is pants on the latter but steady at $1.50 per review.
#10 Travel for Free – More Free accommodation
Yes, you heard right. According to our research, since we haven’t tried this out yet anyhow. Our friend and travel blogger pro Ryan Biddulph has won lots of free stays and accommodation to awesome destinations by either pet sitting or house sitting.
You can bag yourself a cool crib 100% FREE for a few days via Couchsurfing.
Final Word on how to Travel for Free more!
To travel for free is the dream of every travel lover, hitchhiker, entrepreneur, pro-traveller ad anybody we know to be honest! J Well, free can be costlier than paid, and you don’t get to complain about the Freebie. So, keep this in mind when looking to ravel for free anywhere. It’s not impossible, it simply takes a keep interest and patience to seek and find what you want. 🙂
You don’t have to travel far either, unless you have seen every attraction, site and location in your local area. You do not need air miles either to earn or get free flights, you just gotta spend the time searching! Be vigilant and you could be saving far more money than even the most extreme frugal, coupon-fanatic shopper can get!
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