Travel the World for $25 a Day
According to a blog by a couple of young Polish travellers, it is possible to enjoy touring the world for less than $25 per day. The site www.eTramping.com details their strategies and recommendations for ways to visit even pricey destinations at low cost.
These ways include things like Couchsurfing (www.couchsurfing.com) and staying in hostels, so it certainly is not luxury travel. But for the adventurous, it offers some good tips, and even those of us who are willing to spend more can benefit from some of the advice.
One recent post names six European cities that are especially affordable--Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Nice, France. By choosing these destinations rather than the bigger places like London, Paris and Rome you can stretch your travel dollar a lot farther.
Along these same lines, check out Tim Leffel's Cheapest Destination blog (www.cheapestdestinationblog.com. Tim is an American who has written a lot about budget travel, and he is worth reading for inspiration if you are contemplating long-term travel. I learned recently from this source that Kyrgystan in Central Asia fits into the category of cheapest destinations, and that alone in Central Asia it offers visa-free travel for citizens of many countries. The difficulty and cost of getting visas for the Silk Road lands is one of the major deterrents to travelling there.