How to travel the world with almost Learn to travel -- travel to learn: 3 months ago   18:19

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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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AntiSocial Club
What if theyre serial killers??
Londyńskie Porady
But youre not a woman
Cruise Control
Very interesting!!
Prakash Choudhary
How did you manage your visa for entering this all countries
MuSIcand EntertAinMenT
because india is great
Matej Maric
Im also from Croatia 🇭🇷! 👑✌️💪👏Svaka cast legendo. 👌
There's a new trend called begpackers.
Hami Nami
I am a Japanese girl and I started to travel when I was 19. I've done hitchhiking alone over thousands of kilometers. I use couchsurfing and do work exchange at times.

It can be scary at first especially if you are a solo female Traveller.
But once you learn how to choose a right host to stay with, right driver to ask for a ride and trust your gut feelings.. You will enjoy this way of traveling.

Stay wild and Safe travels!
honest diplomat of the important things
honest diplomat
Thank you Mr.Tomislav .......
vegan til I die
Fear stopped me going to India til the age of 40! Then I went and loved it and am going to be an environmental activist there and on the subcontinent for the rest of my life. And that after living in Spain for 20 years, renting and saving NOTHING. So I had to spend 12 months killing myself working in Saudi Arabia of all places! So now, with 25K saved I'M OUT!💪Follow me on my blog and You Tube soon! 💃
Tarak Tara
And I'm definitely gonna do it🙋
Great speech brother
Wow. This is truly wonderful. I'm almost 19 and left to travel 6 months ago. At this exact moment I have about $20 in my bank account and nowhere to stay tonight, but this video has managed to put things into perspective. I actually feel a smile on my face. The last few days, I've been feeling so anxious, worried about where I'm going to sleep, what I'm going to do. But I realise this is part of it all. This is one tremendously exciting adventure, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I've met so many amazingly kind people- only this morning a lady started talking to me at a bus stop and gave me her number if I needed any help. I'm appreciating all of these small, but significant moments. I really don't need much at all. My urge to travel has always been so strong, and I couldn't settle for the same life plan that everyone seemed to be following. It is hard, and a lot of the time it feels like I'm crazy for doing this, but I own it all. I haven't felt so happy for simply being alive.
Sasha Volos
Helloo virtual friends!

I don't want to waste anyone's time so I'll make this as short as possible :). I'm 19 years old and I've traveled to 25 countries which inspired me to start a travel app made for travelers like us - people who want to learn about and embrace other cultures. This is a project with a vision of deepening connections when traveling abroad.

I really appreciate anyone that's taken the time to read this so from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.

If you'd like to sign up for the launch or just get some more details, please feel free to check out

Thank you times a million, 
Adriaan Pretorius
how much is almost no money?
Dominika Łykowska
Wow, one of the best tedtalks I've ever watched 😍
amazing what a personality praiseworthy you are inspiration for lots of young people to know about reality of world
Voyage JazzyVibes Travel We only live once.
When there is a will there is a way , and you also need to have and believe in your vision. And you will be able to achieve great things and have extraordinary experiences.
Darius Scorobete
Maria Juana, hmmm..... interesting name :^)
S Done
Travel on charity.
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Learn to travel -- travel to learn: How to travel the world with almost 3 months ago   21:05

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