So many people had asked me…how can you travel to so many places? You are not scare of traveling alone? You do not need to work?
First off, I want to ask all of you a question that was asked by the famous Chris Guillebeau.Do you prefer to own a SUV or travel around the world? I think a lot of you own 10 or maybe 20 designer bags which probably can support a year of travelling. But are you willing to give up your life and your work to go traveling? There might be a way to have it all-work and travel…..and I am still testing…
It’s a cold world out there:P
(1) Travel mileage–
I have explain in my previous post on how to incur 150000 miles with Fidelity.com. Also, I encourage people to apply credit card that will give you large amount of mileage after spending certain amount of money. Some credit card -eg Bristish Airway give out up to 100000 miles . This way you can use them for 1 return ticket to South America and 1 return ticket for traveling around continental US.
I first came across Chris‘s blog about 3 year ago when I was researching on how to earn Frequent Flyer Mileage quickly. I still remembered by that time he explained to people how to earn thousands of thousands of mileage using some special technique. I thought that’s pretty awesome but because I was still a student back then and do not have the “power or money” to do it, so I was NOT that curious about his blog. However, I did noticed this guy was pretty awesome because I thought he was as amazing as me because he travesl as much as me:P oh wait, he actually travels more than me:P But now, I found he is millions time more awesome than me. If you want to know how awesome he is. DO check out his blog or I have link of his books on how to get those free miles or be a travel hacker in here. He has helped so many to redesign their life, to break out 9-5 job and to be a travel hacker.
(3) Invest Smartly
I know a lot of girl like to shop but while you shop, I suggest people to invest something that will increase in value. For example I suggest people to buy 1 Classic Chanel bag rather than to buy 50 generic bag with no brand. Why? Because maybe one day you want to travel and at least selling a Chanel bag might still be valuable. Surprisingly they might even increase in value.
If you have check out this post, the Hemes Kelly bag I bought 7 years ago already increase in 30% in value. So, as the Chanel Maxi Jumbo bag. Also, check out the Louis Vuitton Trench Coat below, I bought 3 of them in 3 consecutive months about 8 years ago in Paris. the Black one is the cheapest and cost US$1100.
Then I bought the brown one one month later and it became $1400
and the last one-navy blue multi color cost me $1600.
However, 7 years later I stumble upon LV store in Soho New York and spot the EXACT same trench cost in black. Guess how much it cost- US $2200!!
Below LV coat I bought in a second hand store in Paris for $600, so I am guessing my trench cost probably cost around $1100 still:)
If investment is NOT and option for you then you might want to check this out-
I had a chance to met up with Michael recently and he is truly amazing! I first knew about him was spotting him shown up on Jay Leno’s Show to promote his book-how to travel the world for free. He said on the show he could earned money by letting people sit on his back!!! Funny!!Well, he is comedian and a film maker afterall. He told me he had traveled to 70+countries but he do not have any goal to travel to every single country. He will take his time and think of something awesome to do. Well, he already did, he gets the challenge to barter from an apple to a house in Hawaii in 200 days! I asked him, what did he gave the owner in exchange for the house, he said, 3 ounces of Gold, 3 ounces of silver, surfboard and some expensive Arts. Awesome!!! I cannot believe people actually can do that! I would love to do something like that someday:). OK, here are some facts about him after meeting up with him in New York-
(1) He used to have a Nigerian Girlfriend
(2) He love to travel and have been to 70 countries so far
(3) He base in Berlin but would love to base in New York Also
(4) Jay Leno paid for 3 nights of his hotels in LA
(5) He’s active in Couchsurfing and use travel B& B website often
(6) He found a time share room for $35/night in Midtown Manhattan
(7) He do think I have a very interesting life:P-I told him I have been to 7 continents and will have my 2012-2013-trans-Africa trips
(8) he would like to join me in some part of my 2012-2013 Trans-Africa Trip and I would love to have some collaboration with him later-OFCOUSE. If not, see you in BERLIN!!
Travel around the world for free might NOT be for you if you are a girl but you can definitely travel around the world in a budget girl. Trust me, Hostel might sound cheap to some fashionista but it’s the best place on earth to meet up new friends! So, ditch those luxury hotel and forget you are a princess!! Cus at the end of the day it’s YOU who decide whether you want to do the plunge:P
Polar plunge in Antarctica:P
Do check out some website site for Paid internship around the world and google work and travel website. Hope you guys enjoy this post:) Cheers:)