Welcome to The Broke Backpacker
The goal of The Broke Backpacker is to show budding adventurers how to ditch their desks, hit the road and discover the intoxicating levels of freedom that can only be found while traveling the world.
We believe that travel is the ultimate learning experience and that when you are out of your comfort zone, this is when you learn the most.
We are passionate about real adventures in far flung lands. We live for raw, challenging travel that pushes you out of my comfort zone and helps truly change your life…
For many moons, The Broke Backpacker was a one man band traveling the world on $10 a day, living rough, picking up random jobs, hitchhiking, Couchsurfing… It was an incredible experience yet alas; our lonely solo warrior found there was very little information on the art of true budget backpacking available online and so, a decade ago, The Broke Backpacker was born…
How to pay for your travels?
Originally, many of us on the team had some truly shitty jobs in our quest to save up enough cash to hit the road… We all followed the same basic pattern though; working our assess off (construction, unloading lorries, retail, lifeguarding, basic bitch, the list goes on), saving up as much money as possible over as many work hours as possible, quitting and then hitting the road…
We stretched out our money as far as possible by hitchhiking and couchsurfing everywhere and picking up odd jobs on farms, in bars and in hostels…
In a nutshell, we travelled super cheap in super cheap countries.
Today, The Broke Backpacker is packed to bursting with practical guides on how to travel cheap, how to make money on the road and how to travel forever by building a passive income as a digital nomad…
Do you have to be rich to travel?
Hit the road and you will learn pretty quickly that anything is possible if you want it bad enough. If, like us, you are passionate about seeing the world and willing to sacrifice a ton of comfort to achieve that dream – you are in the right place. Prepare for some truly epic adventures, sur-thriving on crackers and kindness…
Here at The Broke Backpacker, we like to get out and about… many of the team often camp out and we all agree that travelling broke is simply the best adventure experience – when you’re broke you’re forced out of your comfort zone, you learn, you evolve and you make friends all over the world.
THE STORY OF THE BLOG
The Broke Backpacker officially sprung into existence on January 30th, 2013.
The Broke Backpacker began with the aim of teaching others how to to hit the road in search of a real adventure and how to travel on the cheap.
THE BROKE BACKPACKER TEAM
Since 2017, The Broke Backpacker family expanded rapidly and have built an awesome team of incredible people who share a passion for adventure and financial freedom. Find out more about the team here.
THE BROKE BACKPACKER MISSION
Our mission is to provide a blueprint for others to ditch their desks and discover the world. We want to show you that it’s possible to travel the world on a budget of $10 a day whilst you set up an online income.
Travel can be more than just travel; it’s one of the greatest opportunities a person can find for personal growth and development. But you have to be open to that change.
At its core, the Broke Backpacker’s mission statement – what it means to be a broke backpacker – is seeking that growth. It’s being willing to step out of your comfort zone, live rough, and interact with the world from a place of authenticity. That is what The Broke Backpacker’s Mission is: to inspire people to find their best self through travel.
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Work with The Broke Backpacker
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And that’s The Broke Backpacker! Feel free to explore some of our favourite adventure tales from the road…
- Entrepreneurship: How to Become a Digital Nomad and Travel Forever
- From the road: The Hitchhikers Bible – How to get Picked up when Traveling!
- Travel Inspiration: The Broke Backpacker Manifesto
- Travel Resources: Everything You Need to Know to Hit the Road