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An Intentional Travelers Guide to Unconventional Budget Accommodations: Creative Ways to Save Money on Transformational Travel

Narrated by: Michelle Chang
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Summary

The book offers a fresh perspective on how to save your travel dollars. It’ll help you crack the code to meaningful, impactful, and low-cost trips by tackling one of the biggest trip expenses: lodging.

So much of the budget travel advice today is about how to save a few bucks here and there. Suggestions either include indulgent vacation packages that aren't that affordable or sharing dorm rooms, sometimes in sketchy parts of town. Hostels aren’t necessarily bad, but there are way more options out there that most travelers overlook.

With more than seven years of living abroad and long-term travel under their belts, the author and her husband have discovered a different way to do budget travel. An unconventional way. It opens doors to more meaningful, transformational experiences with locals while saving money and allowing you to travel longer and dig deeper in each place.

Skip the trial-and-error stage of unconventional budget accommodation strategies like work exchanges, house-sitting, homestays, and other travel hacks. Piggyback on everything Michelle has figured out, and start stretching your travel dollars soon after.

This book will help you to;

  • Stretch your money - travel for a full month, at the same cost or less, of a typical one-week vacation
  • Leverage the sharing economy to live rent-free in some of the most desirable destinations
  • Skip the trial-and-error stage with house-sitting, work exchanges, couchsurfing, and other platforms by applying lessons learned from case studies
  • Arm yourself with check lists and practical, step by step guidance to get the most out of each accommodation experience
  • Leave behind cookie cutter tours and standardized hotel experiences for more meaningful independent travel without sacrificing comfort and privacy

This book is for you if:

  • You want to travel more but don't have unlimited funds.
  • You are budget-conscious and want to be responsible with your money, but you're not interested in "cheapening" your travel experiences.
  • You love learning about new cultures.
  • You appreciate authentic local experiences.
  • You don't mind putting in a little extra effort if it means saving money and having a more satisfying experience.

A few things this book does not cover:

  • Flights and transportation - this book is exclusively focused on accommodations
  • Miles and points strategies
  • Hotel deals or cheap hostels that might save you a few bucks but have no other value to offer

With purchase of this book, you will also receive access to the following bonus materials:

  • A step-by-step guide to finding amazing work exchanges
  • How to be a great exchange/homestay guest
  • Interview with popular work away host
  • Sample work exchange proposal on Facebook
  • How to create a winning house-sitter profile checklist
  • Important steps to successful pet-sitting guide
©2018 Michelle C. Chang (P)2018 Michelle C. Chang

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