How do people roam the earth with $5 in their pockets?

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1. Posted by eits (Inactive 50 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I hear about people roaming the earth with very little money in their pockets. And I mean going to multiple continents for months. How do they do this? I will have about 2k when I plan to drive across the US, take off for Europe and Asia.
Thank you,

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

goodluck, but for $5 a day even in some of the cheapest places in the world you'd be living off scraps in the rubbish bin and sleeping on the streets. $2000US in Europe wont stretch more than a month and a half very max but most likely less than that unless you sleep on the streets and eat barely anything.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Eits:)

There are a lot of ways to do it cheaply, which a person learns over the years when travelling a lot.
For a start, if u are driving, u could sleep in or beside your car, to save accomodation money.
Will u also be driving in Europe and Asia, or just in the US? If u are not, and u have plenty of time, u could cycle or walk accross Europe and then from there to Asia. U could sleep in a tent. Not in camping sites, because they tend to be expensive. Ask farmers if u can camp in their fields, or sleep in their barns.
U can also get some information about voluntary work, that u can do in return for accomodation and food.
If u want to stretch your money as far as possible, u can start considering even before u leave, how much u can buy with for example $5 per day and see if there is a way u can buy more, if u buy different things instead. If u buy certain things, that much money can go quite a long way. At the risk of sounding silly, I will say that living or travelling on very little money is almost an art form and takes practice. There have been quite a few times when I have had to live and travel on very very little money, but I did it, because travelling is more important to me, than being comfortable and having things.