THE WORLD CAN BE AN EXPENSIVE PLACE. And between paying for flights, hotels, and just feeding yourself on a daily basis, traveling the world can get incredibly expensive. The internet has certainly done its best to help you save money while traveling, but frequently this means making some less exciting sacrifices — like sharing a dorm-style hostel room with 24 drunk Australian teenagers on gap year rather than getting your own hotel suite, or taking a rickety, dangerous bus through the mountains instead of a luxurious sleeper car on a high-speed train.
But not all affordable experiences are cut-rate. Here are some of the coolest totally free experiences you can have from around the globe.