Forget hitchhiking. The best new ways to travel for free rely more on tech savvy and social media connections than old-fashioned backpacking skills. Got Champagne taste on a beer budget? Here's what you need to know about home exchanges, crowd funding, and other ways to see the world without paying a dime.
Arrange a Home Exchange
You can eliminate the cost of travel accommodations by participating in a home exchange. There's nothing complicated about it—it's basically the old-fashioned barter system—and you can do it either through a free site like Craigslist or a members-only site that will vet or provide references for a small fee.
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