Vacations are expensive, especially to exocit destinations in all corners of the globe. But travel resources online are making it easier and easier to travel for cheap or free. Today we want to share the best hacks for getting a 100% free vacation. Some happen by catching good deals from new companies, others happen from earning the trip.
Regardless of what type of lifestyle you live, there’s a way to earn a free vacation in the list below. You’ll find the best resources are just some research away. You may need to be flexible on your vacation, but they’re out there to claim, you just need to know where to look.
1. Aggregated Deals Websites
Travel is a very competitive industry, and new players are always looking to attract attention away from their competition. That’s a great thing for you, the consumer, because it means if you look carefully enough you can find things for free.
Travel aggregation website’s offer routine deals you can enter to win or bid for. With a quick search, we found some free giveaways from one of these sites. If you enter enough contests, you’ll win a free vacation. This strategy may take some time, but it’s worth it.
2. Get A Press Pass
There are many vacation destinations that love free press, and in many cases, allow them to be a part of the vacation experience for free. PR directors, and now, social media influencers have exclusive access to brands and free vacations around the world.
If you want to be a social influencer you can find out how big of an audience you need to build before you can get free vacations. It’ll take some time to build your audience, but once you’ve reached the influencer status, you’ll be happy you did. Many influencers get paid to go on vacation.
3. Earn Travel Miles
Typically airlines have the best miles earning programs. But there are all types of strategies involving credit cards, rental companies, banks, and travel companies built to incentive you to buy from them. These programs give you more travel miles giving you free travel.
If you have a day job, and spend money on normal household expenses, being on one of these programs will eventually pay off in a big way. You can travel the world
4. Work On A Cruise Ship Or At A Resort
Working at a holiday destination is a great way to get free vacations. While there is a large demand for people that work on cruise ships, for travel companies or at exotic resorts, these jobs are out there.
This hack requires someone adventurous because it means changing where you live, but it’s possible for almost any aged person in the service industry. From Hawaii to Malibu, there are lots of destinations to work in, you just have to choose where you want to go.
5. Contests & Coupons
With a simple Google search you can find the best coupons, and travel give-away websites. There are ton’s of them, so you’ve got to sort through the ones that give away things on a consistent basis. Look for forums and user generated content to find the best ones.
You can also layer coupons on top of each other in some cases. This combined with some of the other hacks on this list can make for a free vacation as well.
6. Become A Writer
Writing for magazines is a great way to get free travel. Many writers have done this by focusing in the part of the world of travel niche that they want to. This means, you’ll need to hone your writing skills, get a job at a travel magazines, and focus on experience driven stories. (That way you’ll need to travel)
Whatever you decide, travel is there for the taking for those who want it. With a little discipline and a few good hacks, you can travel the world.