Jim G. Thomason


The free-wandering lifestyle of a vagabond adventurer is filled with spur-of-the-moment decisions, an incredible variety of places and people, and – most importantly – a healthy dose of planning.

That’s right:  planning.

While there is plenty of spontaneity baked into my journeys, I do find myself spending a large part of it actually planning the next adventure.

I mean, let’s be honest: sleeping on the street sucks – and as a general rule – the better planned the adventure, the better time I have.

Are you someone who enjoys traveling and immersing yourself in new cultures?  You might have what it takes to be a vagabonder.

While the carefree lifestyle a Vagabonder like me may seem out of reach, you don’t necessarily need to be rich to enjoy a life that allows you to have the freedom to travel. By understanding how to travel cheaply, you will be able to travel to various places without needing a huge bank account.

Below, we will be going over some of the top tips on traveling cheap I’ve learned over the 10+ years of traveling light…