How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH

Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse - lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.

Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.

Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website:

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Author Aaryan Dewan ( ago)
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Author Marko Sterpin ( ago)
I am sorry but in his book he explains that he quit his job after the stock market crash. the money he invested was money from his friends and family. He didnt pay their debt back and was actually making money on them while he was on stock exchange. So the crash came and he was having a huge debt, but guess what, he didnt need to get that money back to banks but family and friends so no fuss. it is all explained in his first book.
sooooo he came to the idea to go hitchiking and repay his debt through books videos and stuff. Again, described in the book, he always had his family behind him. If anything went wrong as it did, he had his family to pay him for a plane ticket home.
So guys and girls, it is all nice and wonderful, but as it often is, the truth is much more different than what it actually is portrayed.
I dont want to be a negative talker but how he and countless others portray this shit seems like a fairy-tale. and ofc it is, when you know you have everything waiting for you at home if something goes bad ;)
keep on exploring and hiking people! just know what is real and what is a money making cow ;) he is a bussiness man after all!

Author MightyNeko ( ago)
Guys i want to travel soon. I will go with 10k and try to travel the World with that, i will start vloging my Journey and im searching for someone who has the same Dream like me wich is TRAVEL THE WORLD, im not rich but i think traveling around doesnt need for someone to be rich, if someone is interested to take this Journey with me pls text me :)

Author Narendhiran T ( ago)
humorus man

Author Nahian Deepro ( ago)
what an amazing inspiration!! This video has inspired me 100 times more to travel the whole world! :)

Author కిరణ్ కుమార్ బొక్కిసమ్ ( ago)
Just one question. Did you go through similar documentation every time that we have to when we want to travel for tourism? Didn't anybody ask you for confirmed Hotel and flight bookings and an itinerary for the whole stay and things like that?

Author linus kotte ( ago)
what about VISA charges?

Author ssegawa francis ( ago)
wow!!!! it works

Author Saket Arora ( ago)
Well coz Indians don't have any problem with other countries. And even if we do, we don't wanna ruin your experience to other countries! Also, you already survived Pakistan, so, you know!

Author Potato Chips ( ago)
it's easier for guys, I love adventure and so, but then guys can ride with strangers and pee anywhere, do some real heavy labour work, as a girl in an arab country, firdt think that will happen to me is rape, the least of things, sexual harrassement

Author Samuel Rodrigues ( ago)
I'd do it with a travel buddy

Author Vale ( ago)
687 people are envious

Author FeyRoxcks ( ago)
hes stealing my words :)

Author ruthegreat richard ( ago)
i so want to do this .. i want to quit my job and travel.

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Author Raymundo Gallardo Gonzalez ( ago)
yeahh madafucka, i desided i´m gonna travel around the world, is my dream, to learn new cultures, new languages, new people and amazing places. I´ll only work for a year to pay the flight to europe and then move .

Author Sapphire Beaumont ( ago)
What an awesome talk! You really can't put a price tag on the life experience gained through travel! I've handed my notice in for my job and my partner and I are backpacking through Europe in July - I can't wait! I definitely agree with the balance - I still want a place to call home but would like to live in a way that feels right, not just working 9-5 to survive.

Author TaysDays ( ago)
I just did a video with more tips on my channel. Feel free to check it out 😊

Author Philip Ahn Deese ( ago)
Ask these alleged "refugees", how they do it. They are masters at this.

Author AutsajderRR ( ago)
Amazing story :)))) So you were paid 20 AUD per hour or USD for job as a traffic diverter in Australia? Assuming you were working 8h per day, it's about $2000 for 13 days, so it's really very cheap for travelling 8 months worldwide... I wish I had so much courage to travell this way

Author CikisHelyzet ( ago)
Yeah, this is super kool. But as soon as he said hitchhike, most women began seeing this talk an option for someone else. It's not impossible, and I wholly encourage women to travel alone, and be adventurous.. to not be fearful. However this suggestion is just beyond the line of comfort, and beyond reasonable safety for women in most every society. We live in a world that does not value the freedom of women the same way it does men. Enjoyable to watch, but aimed at those of a certain privilege.

Author Nesthy Adventures ( ago)
This guy is hilarious!!

Author jan ( ago)
lol naravno da nema para kad je iz hrvatske xd

Author mohammed mohiuddin ( ago)
via google earth???

Author Claudia14757 ( ago)
I want to see the world so badly experience it and learn that way I hate those stupid book in school I want to see it for myself.

but yeah I'm 15Years old now. I'm afraid of falling into the usual pattern school, college, work family all these things I want to live my life!!

I probably should just go through these years of school first.. should I travel after highschool and then when I'm back start college? Or first do my whole learning process and travel. I'm a bit afraid of travelling and then after it it will be hard to get back in school.

Author curtis dean ( ago)
if i was caucasian

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Author Davis Maina ( ago)
so sad I have never had a chance to get out of kenya

Author Davis Maina ( ago)
thats a myth

Author ineuifity ( ago)
Best way to travel! If you travel with bling, you will get robbed. Also, perhaps this works for males, but I don't know if it'll be the same outcome for young females. :/ Bad weather, accidents, and the unpredictable can be more then some can handle alone. You do need to be rather clever about planning it.

Author Ghassan Alsalhi ( ago)
arab might kill you :) hahaha

Author Amar Nath ( ago)
very cool guy i ve ever seen

Author Karim Badr ( ago)
Where can I find working opportunities during travelling??

Author tamago ( ago)
the sign said "iran" but he was hichhiking

Author Daphventurer ( ago)
Totally Inspired. With God everything is possible.

Author Overrated Kid ( ago)
money isn't the main problem in my situation.... visa is my problem ..

Author luis Guerrero ( ago)
Shooort term loaaans 200$-1000$ here =>

Author Flow ( ago)
So by your logic, traverse the world with little to no money, would in essence just make you temporarily HOMELESS. You didnt even really go any place significant...i mean Iran, Middle East, Australia? The whole thing looked liked a shitty adventure, if you want to call it that.

Author CreaTuber ( ago)
did u travel in bangladesh? it is situated at asia.
i hope u didn't.
you are invited.

Author Elen Vošten ( ago)
He vidited my school library fyu months ago. Everyone was so inspired. I'm so glad we have a Croatian so devoted😄

Author Junaid Razack ( ago)
I wish I could travel the whole world

Author Terrence Mathews ( ago)
i love this guy

Author Simple Nature Decor ( ago)
LOVE This so cool!

Author Nexio Septimus ( ago)
The first time I got the idea to travel, I went to the library and read a bunch of travel books. By the end of the day I had narrowed them down to two: "See Europe on $75US/day", and "Lonely Planet: India", which said that if I was willing to live like the locals, after transportation costs I could get by for ~$3US/day. (Not a typo, three US dollars a day.) If I sold everything I owned I might be able to afford three or four weeks in Europe, or an estimated 6 months in India. My girlfriend and I ended up spending 12 months in India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, flying home two days before our 1-year open-ended plane tickets would have expired. Together, aside from the cost of plane tickets, the two of us spent $2300US. Rent for the one-bedroom dive apartment we'd lived in before the trip was $500US/month plus bills; enough money for three months at home turned into a whole year traveling. On the road we spent even less than the Lonely Planet guide estimate, partly by renting an apartment in Varanasi for 2500 Rupees per month - ~$60US at the time - and cooking our own meals.

After we got home we immediately started planning for our next trip. But it is much easier to do those things when you don't have kids, don't own a house, and aren't paying off student loans so travel *first*, if you can. (If that decision would require a time machine, travel *soonest*.)

The biggest thing we learned: money is NOT the thing holding you back. You might *think* it is, but unless you have special needs it's not. Convincing yourself to take that first step is what holds people back. Convincing yourself to let go of the excuses and the fear and the numbing comfort of the familiar. Trusting that there are good people *everywhere*, and if they can survive where they are you will too.

It won't be easy. But everyone I know who took that first step considers it to be the defining moment of the rest of their lives.

Author Nexio Septimus ( ago)
From the look in Her eyes, next time you want to take a picture of Kali you might consider getting her permission first.

Author First Last ( ago)
All those people who are able to hitchhike, where is this? I couldnt get a ride when it was below freezing wearing a T shirt in the middle of the night, I only got honked at.

Author noura saad ( ago)
This was my life dream tell now, to travel the world and publish my own story

Author raghu veera ( ago)
its really amazing !!

Author pamela ortega ( ago)
this is my dream life

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Author Robert Dusper ( ago)
I had chance to meet him, very nice guy ✔️😃

Author Nero Magic Baobab-sanctuary ( ago)
For anybody needing a hand or couch in madagascar, drop me a line

Author Nero Magic Baobab-sanctuary ( ago)
Great presentation! I travel since 28 years, I can understand what he's talking about.. and I enjoy his clear mind loaded with subtile humor. Way to go!

Author Chris Davis ( ago)
Anybody want to travel with me with no money

Author Jorge E ( ago)
My dream is to travel around the world and know many cultures, go to many places, that's one of the things that I would really like more than others things in my life, I just want to travel the world because I've always been fascinated about other cultures and knowing this small planet. But to be honest, I don't think I have the guts to do what he does, especially hitchhiking and asking people for money on the streets. I don't care about money, I don't want luxuries, but I guess I'm not as adventurous as he is.

Author sonu verma ( ago)

Author silverace08 ( ago)
haha only halfway in and already lovin it - your take on hitchhikin "rules" is hilarious and nice to meet your sheep maria juana, lol glad you found the courage to travel like this solo, something i hope to find the courage to do someday soon as well, thx for this inspiration homie :)

Author Dean Behan ( ago)
Check out my Travel video in New York City on my profile

Author avila palmer6971 ( ago)
Wanna make money >>>>

Author Joseph McCurdy ( ago)
and beautiful presentation

Author Joseph McCurdy ( ago)
beautiful transportation

Author Elisabeth Tobing ( ago)
what's the website name?

Author Carlota Figueroa ( ago)
I love youuuuuuuuuu!!! Thanks for encourage me !! I love this kind of inputs!! Thanks thanks thanks!

Author Razif FA ( ago)
I'd like to do this in my late 20s in the future. But one problem that I still don't have a clue about is the bureaucracy, the visas and passports. And to make a passport here is quite expensive too. SIgh.

Author Gaurav Vaidya ( ago)
how do you cross border.?

Author Gaurav Vaidya ( ago)
umm,what about passports and permissions?

Author Bella Baiy ( ago)
I love the idea!!! I want to travel around the Europe on this summer, who wants to go with me?

Author Klaudia Shabani ( ago)
I was basically living the same life, then I left everything behind and started my travel around the world.
Today it's been 8 months and 4 countries later... I have no regrets and I'll definitely repeat it another 1000 TIMES.
It really is possible, believe me!!! If you'd like to know more about my experience check the channel Vivere Viaggiando ( kla and Gio) !!
Good luck to all of you future travellers ❤️

Author Tarun Simha ( ago)
"Indians didnt warn you about anything"...... ha ha ha

Author Hanane Zen ( ago)
Very inspiring , thanks a lot.

Author moez ettabal ( ago)
IT is good experience

Author TravelingStudent ( ago)
You know...
If you are just a student or something you can always find an exchange program to another country (if you're not daring about just going to a new country all by yourself like that) there will be groups of people who will help you. Now in college level, you can even work in some countries (e.g. Germany).
I was an exchange student in Germany and the US.
Best of luck!

just one word... Grt

Author Vibhore Modi ( ago)
Hello Sir , I want to travel the world as You,have You came across any one like You in india ... i want to travel the world as You Do can You please help me in doing so ......I want to know if there is any one who can help me to get paid while travelling

Author MARCO 713Texas ( ago)
This isn't traveling, this is being a bum in another country

Author Faith Takes Flight ( ago)
We hit the road in an RV last fall taking our family on an adventure of a lifetime posting vids as we go. Create a realistic goal and take the steps to make it happen.

Author Patricia Lee ( ago)
Did you get scabies?

Author Diego Nunez ( ago)
Wonder why it's called bitching? look at the comments.

Author Harold Ventio ( ago)
Great presentation. A lot of excellent points made here.

Author genuinely dont know what my name is ( ago)
im norwegian, so let me just warn you about the swedes. they're not dangerous, they're just really stupid

Author TripBloggerUK ( ago)
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Author Samarth Gupta ( ago)
How you got the Visa of countries?

Author James Supplant ( ago)
It seems the man wearing specs doesn't raise his hand both times when Tomislav asks from 1:35 to 1:39 that how many of you have heard about couchsurfing and how many of you haven't heard about couchsurfing"

Author Can'tFindaGoodChannelName ( ago)
Indian's didn't warn me about anyone! ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Author Can'tFindaGoodChannelName ( ago)
What about visa passport and stuff?

Author Abderrahmane Oumbark ( ago)

Author Erhajelllll ( ago)
how did you manage to get a visa to work in Australia tho?

Author John Obremski ( ago)
no way o jose

Author Robin Raynor ( ago)
did you use

Author Eddy Mbatia ( ago)
First time I actually laughed while watching a TED Talk

Author Ai Learn English ( ago)
Man, you're awesome

Author snehal kumar ( ago)
With my indian passport, I ain't going too far. What a bummer.

Author Gretel velazquez ( ago)
No le des like a este comentario

Author Noureldden Elomrani ( ago)
Packing my bags xP

Author aidana m ( ago)
it is easy for guys..girls are mostly in danger during traveling alone, especially hitch hiking part. that's sad.

Author Yoda ( ago)
Dont read to much comment i can summerize it for u.
"woman and hitchhiking hell no"
"it's easy for a white guy"
"wish i could live like this"
"if i was a man"

Author Robert Langdon ( ago)
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Just download the proxymate app , where a buyer will request you to shop for him from the place you are travelling to and you'll get a commission on it! Download it at:

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