Great article with good advice on saving money. Definitely agree with living, eating and drinking like the locals. The street food here in China is incredible. The only place we ever got sick eating street food was in Victoria, Canada!
Great advice from an experienced traveller.
I think it's good advice, especially about traveling light. Though I'd be packing more than the things he's listed. Bug repellent, sunscreen, a good hat, portable clothes line etc.
Pretty damn good.
Graham Hughes, one of the world's most travelled people, offers his expert advice on how to travel the world on a shoestring budget.
When asked how can I afford to travel so much, I feel like retorting with: how can you afford your rent? To keep a dog? To have children? To smoke? I have no rent to pay, no dog to feed, no kids to look after or cigarette companies to support, so 100% of the money I have can go on travel. Keeping to a budget of $15 a day is fairly easy if you're CouchSurfing (free), eating street food ($2 a meal) and travelling on the chicken bus ($10 per 100 miles). That's just $5500 a year -- less than a typical British cigarette smoker will spend on fags over the same period and much, much less than the rent on a squalid little flat in London or the cost of bringing up children.
"The toughest part of travel is deciding to go."
Travel isn't a question of being loaded, it's a question of priorities. Obviously if you want comfort and security, stay at home, work hard and maybe go on a cruise when you're 67 years old. If you're lucky enough to live that long. But if you want to see the world, rush headlong into the thrill and vigour of the unknown, wake up every day in a new place with new challenges and new friends, then the world is your dancefloor -- all you have to do is make the decision to GET OUT THERE and strut your funky stuff.