32 Practical Ways to Make Money While Traveling

One question we get asked most is how we can afford to travel for as long as we are.  We of course try to cut our costs as much as possible (free lodging, anyone?), but we do also work.  Many people don’t realize the plethora of opportunities that abound for making money on the road, so we will share some of them with you.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should get you started!  With these options for income abroad, full-time travel is all the more possible.

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Aaron standing atop Mauna Kea at sunset
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Know the Common Scams in Each Country

One thing that can take your trip from epic awesomeness to complete misery is getting scammed. It can happen to anyone, but it is good to know what the common scams are in the country you plan to visit. This can help you take precautions to avoid these potential traps and better enjoy your stay. Here are some examples from the simple search of “Scams in [country of your choice].”
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Money in Japan

In America, most walk around with a few credit or debit cards, and that’s all they need. Few carry cash. We use cards for everything from gas to shirts to dinner. We’ll even bust out the card for few-dollar transactions like parking meters and coffee. Even our sole-proprietor food carts take credit cards, and restaurants have to explicitly state if they don’t meet this widespread expectation.

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