Back in January when I was getting serious about making the trip to Australia, I started looking for ways to keep the costs down. I made some notes about things to look further into, which I never really did. I was cleaning up some old emails and found an email to myself with the following notes in it, so I just thought I’d share. I do specifically remember one of the biggest things I found, which goes right in line with something I’ve been saying for years: Never pay a fee to get free travel — such programs are usually just scams or ripoffs.
Here are the notes:
Check with cruise lines for free cruises in exchange for offering services to other passengers that you do already, such as teaching aerobics, organizing ballroom dancing, doing catering, or, for me in particular, preparing tax returns or hosting marketing seminars
Carry packages and documents – Check out courier.org or call them at 308-632-3273 – clearinghouse for courier services
Participate in archaelogical digs — these often require tons of labor, and they are under- or un-funded digs, so usually need volunteers – PassPortInTime.com
They had some travel savings stuff at the time — CoolSavings.com
Happy New Year to everybody!