Budget Travel: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

From couchsurfing to house swapping, here's how to take the cost of accommodation out of your travel budget.
Hosting international volunteers requires a considerable amount of time and resources. But does that mean you have to pay to volunteer abroad?
A first-time hitchhiker learns the subtle art of thumbing to Serbia. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has us confined to our quarters for the time being. We've come up with a few suggestions for how to keep that travel bug alive and well.
Signing up for a homestay means navigating a new culture, family and diet. From dietary restrictions to vehement dislikes, here's how to find your place at the table. 
Four Chinese students share their favourite local snacks—and some history of their city in the process.
For travellers on a tight budget or anyone looking for a truly immersive experience, the utility of couchsurfing is obvious. But is it safe for solo female travellers? The answer might surprise you.
Whether it's a quest for self-awareness, a cure for mental maladies or just the next big high, travellers are turning a traditional Amazonian healing ceremony into a multi-million dollar industry.
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