You don’t need a trust fund to travel the world—I know because I’m a starving New York City writer, and I’ve still managed to cover more than 30 countries across five continents thus far.
Most recently, I booked a flight from New York to Bangkok for $7. That’s cheaper than some IPAs, the sunscreen I’ll pack for this trip and the bus ticket I buy to visit my parents 30 minutes away in New Jersey. It’s cheaper than a lot things, and yet it’s a 20-hour journey to a far corner of the globe.
Truth be told, it wasn’t even that difficult. I woke up one morning feeling adventurous, grabbed my laptop and, before breakfast, had a Thailand trip confirmation in my email inbox. Here’s how I did it, and you can, too.