What’s it all about?
I know what you’re thinking: another book on how to travel the world on a budget from another travel blogger. But Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo isn’t just any other travel blogger. She used to run a financial planning practice until she decided to sell everything (and I’m not only talking about her business!) to travel. By using her financial skills, her network and good common sense she discovered different methods that enabled her to stay in places all over the world… for free.
These different methods each get a chapter in How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World:
- volunteering (8 pages)
- house-sitting (10 pages)
- couch surfing (9 pages)
- living on boats (8 pages)
- home exchange (5 pages)
… and each of these chapters follows the same structure, containing:
- an introduction to the method
- a list with resources
- tips on how to land a gig in volunteering/house-sitting/couch surfing/…
- n idea of what will be expected of you during the ‘job’
- a way to combine each method for acquiring free accommodation with a life on the road and, more specifically, with maintaining an online business while traveling.
This structure doesn’t only make How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World an easy to use resource, it also saves you time when you’re looking up specific information for a next trip. After all, you’ll be reaching for this guide more than once.
Nora didn’t write a book that you read and then put away to gather dust. She managed to put together a resource that, because of the many links and references, can be used by different kinds of travelers for planning different kinds of trips all over the world.
Okay, but is it worth my money?
How To Get Free Accommodation counts 56 pages, but actually it’s so much more as Nora continuously links to articles and books that elaborate on the different aspects of getting free accommodation.
On top of that, Nora’s guide isn’t only great for anyone who wants to know more about getting free a free stay worldwide, it also pays special attention to those of you who are permanently or often on the road and have to manage an online business while traveling. Nora makes it clear that ‘for free’ and ‘for free’ aren’t synonyms by explaining how she combined the work she had to do to keep her own online business going with the work she had to do to get her ‘free’ accommodation.
Using the methods outlined in How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World, Nora has managed to save over $63,500 in accommodation from 2007 until 2012. Her yearly cost for accommodation is about the same as the cost of renting an apartment in most places… for a month.
And that’s why Nora isn’t just any other travel blogger.
So what are you waiting for? Go get How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World now!
I received a copy of the book for review purposes. The links to Amazon are affiliate links. That means that if you decide to buy “The Red Rucksack” I’ll get a small commission at no extra cost to you.