Hobo Basics

Having permanently itchy feet can be a real problem. You sometimes have to wear your undies four different ways before getting a chance to wash them. The only thing close to a house you’ve ever owned is a mouldy swag. You can speak bits of seven different languages, but nothing’s more foreign to you than trying to understand a tax declaration. But the only thing worse than having itchy feet is having itchy feet and not scratching them.

Too often, people will pass off travel with the excuse that they can’t afford it. But you can – you’ve just gotta be willing to slum it. Sure – you might have to spend a few nights a year sleeping on airport floors, in buses and under bridges; your shoes might be holier than the Pope and you may make some questionable life choices when it comes to finding uneaten food in a rubbish bin. But some people are so poor that all they have is money. Instead, you will have is a life so rich and bursting with tantalising new experiences that you’ll forget why you ever wanted something as petty as a new car or handbag.

So if your piggy bank is empty but your travel-bug bite is driving you mad, here’s how to make the world your oyster on a shoestring — and not be a cocky, ethnocentric prick about it in the process.

How to Be as Cheap as Humanly Possible

How to Make Important Life Decisions

Nailing Travel Basics

How to Not Be a Dickhead While Travelling

How to Beat the Blues

On Going Solo

Love (and Sex) On The Road