Budget + Backpacker

At Matador, we know firsthand that it doesn’t take tons of money to travel the world, and that you don’t even have to be a backpacker to travel on a budget (though sometimes it helps). We’ve compiled hundreds of valuable tips on how to travel for free (seriously), or close to it.

These include guides to places with lower costs of living as well as budget guides to pricier destinations, ideas for making money on the road, info on how to fund your travels through writing, photography, and filmmaking, and opportunities to travel or volunteer abroad for free.

We also have articles focused on the budget backpacker lifestyle.

Photo: Ian MacKenzie

5 ways to make your trip to San Francisco cheaper

19 budget-friendly things to do in New Orleans

The 20 cheapest places to visit in the Caribbean 2017

18 awesome things to do in Amsterdam for free

12 awesome free things to do in Bratislava

10 awesome things to do in London for free

12 cheap things to do in Portland this summer

The cheapest summer spots in Europe 2017

3 businesses changing how millennials are traveling

10 totally free things to do in Philadelphia

Top 10 things you can do for free in Barcelona

Top 10 free things to in DC

15 totally free things to do in Austin

12 totally free things to do in California

The 20 cheapest countries to visit in 2017

21 awesome things you can do for free in Las Vegas

The 11+ ultimate destinations to visit in Asia this summer

Solo hitchhiking for women. Here’s how to do it

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