Couchsurfing, Hitchhiking, Greece and an Indian Robbery

You ask, and I answer!

Every Thursday, I answer your travel questions in an episode of “So You Want to Travel the World: Q+A.”  This week’s questions are:

1) If staying in a place for several weeks, is it cheaper to rent an apartment or stay in a hostel?

2) Do you use Couchsurfing or hitchhike solo?

3) What was a challenge I’ve had to face? What was an experience I dwelled on?

4) Being a poor student, do you have any general advice on travelling in Greece?

A big thank you to all who submitted questions this week.  Each and every one of them was great, and if I didn’t get to them this week, I will in an upcoming episode.  To submit a question, you can tweet me @HTGlobe, or message me on Facebook.  You can also leave a comment on the above YouTube video or in the comment box below.

Happy Travels! 

Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.

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2 Comments

  1. Jenna
    July 15, 2013 / 1:24 am

    Hi, you are so inspiring to me! I have a couple of questions as I am planning on pursuing my dreams and travelling within the next couple of months…

    1. How can you get discounts on plane tickets?

    2. Do you know of any low cost volunteer abroad organizations? I found grassroots.org, do you happen to know if this is a legitimate site or not?

    andddd…3. Were you afraid the first time you travelled the world alone?

    • kristenj
      July 23, 2013 / 9:01 pm

      Hi Jenna!

      1) I use Kayak.com to search for plane tickets. The website takes all of the lowest prices for flight online and gives you the cheapest to choose from.

      2) I have heard of grassroots.org. I’ve never done anything with them but I’ve heard they are good. You can also look into http://www.realgap.com/ Another options is to just go to the country you’d like to volunteer in and see what places need help. That will save you a lot of money and also allow you to help places/people/organizations that really do need the help.

      3) The first time I travelled alone I was nervous, but mostly excited. It’s normal to fear the unknown, but that’s what makes it all so exciting. Booking a plane ticket is the hardest part. You will also find that most travellers are solo females. You are not alone and it is an incredible experience I recommend everyone do in their lifetime.

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