We’ve all imagined what it would be like to quit the daily grind, pack our bags, and jet off on a worldwide adventure. Of course, between hotels, airfare, dining, and other expenses (not to mention the lost money from not working), the traveling lifestyle can seem out of reach to those of us without a trust fund to our names.
But don’t give up on your dreams of backpacking in the Himalayas or surfing along the Gold Coast of Australia just yet. Whether you’re looking to truly give up your desk job for an alternative lifestyle abroad or in need of a more temporary escape, there are ways to pull off becoming a globetrotter without blowing your life savings.
By following these tips, you’ll be dining on street food in Malaysia or strolling by the Seine in no time. (And you’ll still have some extra change in your pocket for a rainy day in Brussels.) Don’t forget to send postcards.