I'm new to the forums so I hope this is the correct place to post my questions.
I want to go travelling, starting in Europe, over to Asia and onto Ozz, but who knows.
Unfortunately I don't have much money saved and have been looking at websites such as www.helpx.net which i'm sure you are all familiar with. This will cut the food & board costs right down for the time I am staying and working with these people. I would hope to do this in every country I visit.
I have been debating using my plastic friend on my travels but that is something i'm not too sure about.
If anyone has experienced traveling on little money or has any ideas I would be very grateful.
PS. I'm from the UK
If you are insistant on travelling then the best thing to do is... save save save! if you are on a v.strict budget, then may i suggest travelling to Oz first and working down there. you didnt mention how long you want to be away for but if you can afford your flights and have enough in the bank for your australian visa then this would be a good time to build up some forms whilst also exploring a new country
Definitely save as much as you can; I can imagine that it'd be the worst being stuck in a foreign country if you get in trouble with no money or even back up money.
I'm not a fan of spending money I haven't got either, and would only use my credit card if it made the purchase easier to minimise the amount of cash I have on hand.
I'd also try getting working visas to the countries you're going to (coming from the UK, that'd be quite easy to do in Australia and other Western countries) and working as much as possible to supplement your accommodation costs (which would be the most expensive cost while travelling) and food etc.
Also staying in backpacker hostels rather than staying in proper hotels would save you money too.
I would suggest that maybe you don't set your horizons too far in the distance for starters.
Try Eastern Europe. There are very cheap flights from England to Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic. The experience will be a great one - and these countries are as close to ideal as you can get, with a limited budget.
I live in GB as well and can tell you from having many years of experience in Eastern Europe, that you'll enjoy the prices compared to back home.
There are singles available with EasyJet, and Wizzair - that will allow you to fly into one country, then out to another.
You will know after a few weeks if you're up to limiting your budget well and you'll love the culture everywhere.
Once you've tried it, you'll have a much better idea how much you're gonna need to do the faraway places you wanna see.