Five Ways to Travel the World for Years - Page 2
5. Minimize discretionary spending. It's stunning how fast some tourists blow through their money on going to every museum, boat tour, and souvenir shop. Before you go to the $50 festival, remind yourself that you could travel for three more days with that.
You don't need to take all these steps, but the more you take, the longer (and farther) you can travel. You can travel for $1,000 month, although some vagabonds do it for much less. Don't buy the $30,000 sports car or remodel your bathroom. Instead, use that cash to travel nonstop for up to three years! Experiences are worth more than objects.
On the other hand, don't be a stingy bastard. Too many cheap travelers skip going to the Louvre, don't give their couchsurfing host a gift, and never offer to pay the gas to someone who picks them while hitchhiking. Be frugal, but not selfish.
You don't need to be rich to travel for years. In fact, most who do it aren't rich: they're people in their 20s who have mastered living simply to have rich, unforgettable experiences. For some, that's a sweet deal.