Simon Dabbicco: "Many people believe that travelling is something that only a few of us can afford. I’d like to prove not only that money is unnecessary, but also that travelling without money is more fun."
Traveling without Money
"Life is too short to be unhappy." Don't Pay Me is a portrait of people who follow their heart and decided to live an alternative lifestyle. People who consciously chose to disregard conventional priorities about money and ownership of goods.
Many people love traveling. Discovering new places and meeting new people. Common belief is that traveling is expensive. This doesn't really have to be the case. How to travel with no money? First of all, change your attitude towards money. Then change your attitude towards traveling. Here some tips.
June 15th 2013 we're starting our trip from the Polar circle back to the Netherlands. A distance of 2577 kilometers. Hitchhiking, without money. We don't have a clue where to sleep and what to eat. If we eat. But we have an especially good cause: attention for Foundation Metakids.
To reach our goal we'll be dependent of hospitality of our encounters on the road.
No money for food? If you're in this situation now there are two different approaches: 1. free food at the food bank or through appropriating food waste. 2. make or borrow money quickly. On Moneyless.org we have quite a few tips to get food without money. There's no reason to starve if you don't have money. On the contrary.
Last summer I was traveling in Portugal. Walking and thumbing. I hitchhiked from North to South and enjoyed all received hospitality. In those three months I have not spent any more, except sometimes when I received money from people and needed a break. I didn't have anything myself.
The Peace-Pilgrim was a woman living almost 30 years without money, in the walhalla of money: the United States. She made many walking trips and took only little on those trips. She lived just from what people gave her and she never needed any money!
A car costs a lot of money. A whole lotta money. Insurance, maintenance. Initial buying costs are very high and gas prices are mainly rising. And many cases you don't really need a car. Forget about it and go hitchhike!