How to travel the world with almost The real reason I traveled to 196 countries 2 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:

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Yaro Travel VLOG
Huge respect!!
I think the safety factor changes for a woman.
Viswa Vijeta
But how you were allowed to visit countries after countries with no visa? Because to get an approval of Visa to visit countries like Australia is not an easy or short process.

Of course you didn't cover the hardest parts of traveling the bordered world we live in today.
Viswa Vijeta
Among the best Ted talk for me!
ajay singh
I'm an Indian and we love everyone in the world !!
Ankit Sharma
Sir u have to also pay for visa
Juri Horstmann
This is still my favorite video on all youtuve
Realized tonight how cheap travel can be, even when you are looking for air fairs, hotels.

This video showed me how you can make travel VERY cheap. Cheaper than I was imagining.

Now I’m debating. Do I wanna be boojie n posh, or north face/REI af
john richards
wow, so great...natural storyteller.
JAmes12 y
I'm so fan of Tomislav ! A man wtih a normal life who sees his life turning upside down and decides to travel to different countries. I wish been like him ! To travel around the world without money, without knowing where to sleep ! If only my life was like hers, as much epic...
Colin Svanberg
A wonderful talk, Tom. That was nearly five years ago. What are you doing now?
Suramya Gupta
It is so hard to talk randomly to people around you (strangers) with all these smartphones that people are engaged in. I am an extrovert and I hate this trend, especially when I am traveling.
Chantal Moulin
Propos intéressant
Ziv Barzilay
I'm Israeli, don't worry about the palastinians, we're all brothers. BUT THE SYRIANS, SOMEONE MIGHT KILL YOU!
Keshav Rajput
I am watching it again
Gift son
I like ur journey experience but you are from developed country so no more restrictions but some developing and under developing countries guys can not think about travel to there it's more expensive for them
vinSGTvanthelion 26
so you can travel around the world without ppaying for visas
Around The World
wow! what an accomplishment!
Kaepora Gaebora
As a women I wouldn't travel alone.
elizabeth johnson
Totally unacceptable for safety and for women.
But perhaps volunteering might be ok. But his route is very risky
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The real reason I traveled to 196 countries How to travel the world with almost 2 months ago   14:00

In 2017, 27-year-old Cassie De Pecol set two Guinness World Records for the fastest travel around the world to every sovereign country. Join Cassie for an in depth look at how she did it, what it was like, and for the first time publicly, the real reason why she started the expedition. Cassie De Pecol is a world traveler, keynote speaker, brand ambassador, triathlete, activist, and entrepreneur. Born in 1989, she was raised and homeschooled in rural Connecticut. She enjoyed "out of the box" educational and multicultural experiences at various universities before deciding to begin her solo travels to 25 countries at the age of 21. In 2015, she started fresh, traveling alone to all 196 countries and securing two Guinness World Records. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at