This Couple Travelled The World On Just $8 Per Day. Want To Know How They Did It?

Alex And Charlie have got cheap adventuring nailed....

Every single one of us has, at one point, sat back and daydreamed about jacking it all in, buying a van and driving off into the sunset.

The main thing  that stops the majority of us however, is money!  Sure, it looks like a life free from all financial stress, but when you think about it, it’s really not.

There’s so many factors to keep you and your vehicle moving that cost you some dollar.

Charlie Lewandowski and Alex Slusarczyk managed to travel across 50 countries for only eight dollars a day! Now they’re sharing their secret travel tips wit the rest of us….

“We wanted to travel but we did not have a lot of money so we bought old van for $600 and converted it to a travel car” say the couple.

“We visited over 50 countries on 5 continents in 6 years and we drove over 150.000 km.”

The couple traveled across many different continents, meeting many different people, before  they finally reached the Sahara desert and got engaged.

Alex and Charlie think that there are only six points to consider when travelling around the world on the cheap, that they’ve now shared:


The main cost of a trip is the fuel.

A great tip is to always be open to staying and travelling with other people and sharing fuel costs. The couple also often stay in one place for a few days and travel slowly.


Buying a van might seem like a big investment at the beginning of the trip, but owning your own moving home means that you have no accommodation expense whatsoever.

Of course, when its warm enough and you can, always chose to sleep on beaches, cliffs and mountains.


Learn to adapt with your changing surroundings and eat the cheapest food of the season and your current country.

Always cook and save food, there is no space for restaurants in the life of a frugal traveler.


Impressively, the couple carry out all their own vehicle maintenance and this is obviously the cheapest way to go. Try and make sure you have one person who has knowledge in your gang.


“We have our own electric shower and 150l water tank on the roof so we don’t pay for showers” say Charlie and Alex.

If you’re not able to do the same, then paying a couple of pounds for a swimming pool shower is one option. Other than that, lakes and rivers are always a viable fallback….


Karol and Alex can use sponsors because they have a following online that advertisers can tap into. Getting your own followers isn’t impossible, if you think that you’d like to travel with help of sponsors also.

Make sure your online presence has a definite tone and make all your imagery recognisable. Good luck!

If you want to keep up with Alex and Charlie’s adventures and get more tips on how to afford your own, check out their blog.

Travelling on eight dollars a day, we’ve worked out that we can travel for six months on £1000! Sure you have to save up, but that’s the same money you’d pay for a two week holiday in the snow….

We’re feeling super inspired to get our own van and try and explore the planet too!

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