The World is Yours: How to Afford International Travel on a Budget

You can afford to travel where you want. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and resourcefulness. Everybody wants to travel, but it seems like everybody has an excuse for why they can’t. The biggest concern is usually money. More often than not, this concern stems from a lack of awareness of the resources available for budget traveling. The purpose of this book is to reveal different strategies for saving money on your major travel expenses. In this book, I will discuss how you can plan your next trip without breaking the bank. Here is what you will learn: How to reduce your airfare cost and find the cheapest tickets How to find inexpensive accommodations that suit your needs Which forms of transportation are best for you and your budget How you can eat out but still save money How speaking just a few words of the local language can help you save money Tips for taking advantage of every opportunity to travel An essential list of activities before and during your travel to ensure a successful trip This book will serve as a valuable resource to both new and seasoned travelers. You can decide which budget strategies are best aligned with your expectations for your next trip. If you are feeling adventurous, you can incorporate different budget tactics that you had not previously thought of. You may just be surprised by how much money you save.

Meet Andy Alcalá

Andy is always looking for an opportunity to travel. As an undergraduate, he participated in four fully funded study abroad programs to Central America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. He realized that he had a gift for saving money while traveling after spending less than $800 for a two-week trip to Jamaica. He traveled to different countries in East Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia while in graduate school and working a full-time job. After his separation from the Marine Corps, he embarked on a two-month road trip around the United States. He still finds time to explore the world as a doctoral student. Andy has traveled to over 35 countries. He recently returned from a 3 month trip around South America where he took Portuguese lessons in Brazil, went paragliding in Colombia, and explored small villages in Bolivia. You can find more of his work on