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How To Travel The World On The Cheap

Graham Hughes, the first person to visit every country in the world without flying offers his expert advice on how to travel the world on a shoestring.

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? When I travel, 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 a day is fairly easy if you’re CouchSurfing (free), eating street food ( a meal) and travelling on the chicken bus ( per 100 miles). That’s just 00 a year — less than a typical British cigarette smoker will spend on ciggies over the same period and much, much less than the rent on a 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 NOW, while you’re young, 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.

To read about my Guinness World Record Breaking journey to every country in the world without flying visit htttp://www.theodysseyexpedition.com or you can watch the BBC documentary about my travels here: https://www.youtube.com/show/theodysseylonelyplanet (UK Only)

Filmed on location in Sorong, West Papua and various places on Planet Earth.
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  1. Michael Lee Reply

    TIP 22 WHEN IN AFGHANISTAN, TRY SOME BLACK TAR HEROIN. MAY AS WELL RIGHT?

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  3. CNVideos Reply

    Interesting how the travel insurance excludes America!

  4. CZ Reply

    No, street food isn't dangerous, Google maps or isolationism isn't a substitute for travel, and Khao San Road. Just responded to every comment in one

  5. giuseppe nero Reply

    If you need emergency health care in the middle of nowhere why would you consider an Indian doctor to be corrupt by ordering a helicopter? Or perhaps you consider all non-whites to be corrupt?. "If it sounds too good to be true"….perhaps like a luxury hotel allowing a bum to take a shower? These are the kinds of travellers that end up calling for consular assistance sooner or later.

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  7. Lily Grantcharova Reply

    This inspired me to make a trip with my school. I've organized a school trip to Ireland, Austria and Germany for 2 weeks in July of 2016. If you or any fans happen to see this, help make our journey a reality at http://www.gofundme.com/nrhschorale . Once again, thank you so much for this video. Very well done!

  8. CZ Reply

    What road?

  9. Capt Eric “WeBeYachting” Bergeron Reply

    Thanks for sharing this video & thumbs up. Cheers from Sint Maarten

  10. Vegantastic TV Reply

    that seems like a good idea to get taxi fare upfront without a meter

  11. Joe Shaw Reply

    Wicked Vid Bro

  12. Dalia Lourenço (Getting Close to) Reply

    I wish I can visit more countries. Taking all the tips from the video.

  13. Nathanael Alhazred Reply

    Fyi; Subway is annoyingly expencive in norway. If you want cheap, go to Mac Donnalds. (NOT Burger King, for some reason they cost more)
    Also, kebab shops are alot of food for little money.

  14. Nathanael Alhazred Reply

    I would imagine taking a tablet/ipad is better than a pc, as it's lighter and preforms most of the same functions…?

  15. Crogomu Reply

    Also, are malaria pills for preventing malaria or for when you've already got it? I was a little confused by number 3.

  16. Crogomu Reply

    What does it mean to "blag" a student card?

  17. M AlSulaiti Reply

    The Taj Mahal tip is very offensive!!

  18. DYLAN'S PRODUCTIONS Reply

    if you use a debit card can you still earn flyer miles?

  19. DYLAN'S PRODUCTIONS Reply

    when you unlock your phone does it stay unlocked for any sim card? i do have a travel sim which i have used so if i bought another wherever will it automatically transfer?

  20. Markuzio Andres Reply

    Que buen video, y buenos consejos para viajar por el mundo.

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