Monday, December 19, 2005

Four Low Cost Travel Ideas (And I do mean dirt cheap)

Cheap travel is all a matter of problem solving. Liana Metal, has taken t he idea of cheap travel and made it fit into even the tightest budget. The only word I could think of to describe her ideas is “ingenious.”
But her approach to cheap travel is one that will pay off huge dividends if you are looking for a travel adventure and want to really plunge into the local experience in a way few tourists ever do. So if you want to come home with more stories to tell than any other traveler you know, without breaking your travel budget, give some of Liana’s ideas a try.

Four Ways to Free/Low Cost Travel - By Liana Metal

  1. Free lodging!

    Find a pen friend. Maybe you haven’t thought of this. It’s the best solution to your budget problems, but you can’t have it overnight! Greek people are hospitable and so are other countries’ people if you become friends with. It’s the simplest thing to do if you like writing letters or just exchanging cards and souvenirs. I’ve done it and a lot of other people have, why not you? Your friend will probably be happy to put you up for a couple of nights and show you around as well. The other alternative is to exchange your house/flat with somebody else’s abroad. There is a site online that will help you find a place . …….
    Try, they advertise ‘exchange homes free of charge’. Also try for offers and discounts.
  2. Low cost travelStay at campsites. The cheapest alternative to free lodging, at least in Greece. You save money and have fun . Find a campsite at
  3. Invest on a bike.
    If you like cycling, then you can do it. In Greece you can cycle to most places and see areas that are worth visiting. You can easily rent a bike , and if you are in Corfu you can try
  4. Rent a room in a village or at the port
    There are families who rent rooms in their own house ; cheaper than hotel rooms but you have to follow the rules. Where can you find them?

    Watch the port area if you come by ship. There are people who approach you and tell you about their own rooms around the area, at low prices. Sometimes you can even bargain to get a better price.

    Well, if all these don’t suit you and you may own a caravan , you don’t have to worry about lodgings. You can stay at campsites at low cost, at the side of the road or even in a field for free. You can also hire a caravan and share the expenses, if you travel with friends.

    Don’t know where to find one? In Greece you can try
    Greece is ideal for traveling at low cost. But you must be inventive and explore all the sources available. Visit
    This is a search engine that will help you find all the info you want. Just type the word Greece and click on Search.


Liana Metal has been writing fiction ,non fiction, ebooks and reviews for many years. Visit her at to read more about writing, books and markets.


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