How many of us can say we have avoided travel at first because we didn’t think we could afford it? (Definitely me!!) I feel like I am pretty well past that point, but I could not believe it when I saw that Imogen travels on only €10 a day including accommodations! Based on her YouTube channel, she said:
“People are always wanting to know how I do it. It’s honestly not that hard! I break my budget into three sections; accommodation 🏠, food 🍝and transport 🚂.
My accommodation is free as I use the app ‘Couch Surfing’. BEST. App. Ever. Seriously get on board, You meet awesome people from around the world and it’s free accomodation.
I cook the majority of my own means which is HEAPS healthier and around €1per meal. I still make sure I taste the local cuisine, just not every meal otherwise my insides and bank account will HATE me 🤢
For transport I am currently sponsored by EUrail 🚆, which is actually such a convenient way to travel. BUT I used to hitchhike 👍🏼 and catch buses 🚌 which was super cheap. PLEASE read my tips on how to hitchhike before you go and do it yourself, it can be super dangerous!
Travelling on a shoe-string budget like this means things turn to DISASTER pretty quickly 💥. I don’t have any secrets on my Instagram, I give details of everything that goes wrong without sugar coating it.”
-Imogen Blow (YouTube, I travel on €10 Including Accomodation, 2018)
“Ginger Globe was founded by me, Imogen Blow. For years I was in conflict. I had been bitten by the travel bug, but was also a dirt poor uni student. I tried doing cheap road trips between uni semesters, which were great, but I was always after something more.
‘I don’t get why people travel, holidays last a few months but then you’re back to being broke again’
This was actually a quote from me when I was 12. I couldn’t comprehend how people would spend that amount of money when you could put it into something lasting like a house. Well I eat my words. In my old age (21 lol) I’ve discovered that life doesn’t revolve around possessions, but people. When you’re on your death bed, you don’t remember that amazing car your brought, you think about people you’ve met. SO before things get soppy, I’m essentially here to share the funny stories about how awesome travel can be, no matter the budget.”
A Message from Imogen
Travelling on €10/day wasn’t always easy, but it allowed me to see the world from a different perspective. This, in conjunction with having terrible luck (being homeless in Mykonos, hospitalised from bed bugs in Greece, having both passports stolen, drowning my phone, having my GoPro and bank cards stolen….) allowed me to have the most incredible journey and appreciate the little things. People often come back from a big holiday (or just a week holiday haha) saying “Travelling changed me”, but in my case, it truely did. I’m wanting to change other peoples perspectives to not focus so much on material possessions, but building experiences, because those are the things that we carry with us to old age 😛