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To be able to travel longer and become a full time Become a Gypsy Traveller!Become a Gypsy Traveller!gypsy traveller, the possibilities are endless and the choices are only up to you and your will to be engaged in a nomad travel: there are even people travelling without money, so don't complain and don't find silly excuses not to start backpacking even tomorrow!

In these guides we will talk mainly about money: but you should never forget that travelling is about experiences, feelings, people and places! Money is not feeding your soul!

Reduce your expenses

The first step to take is to reduce as much as possible your expenses: the less you spend, the less you'll need to earn. This is a simple concept, but the most precious for a gypsy traveller, and it might involve a changement of lifestyle. If you have a limited budget, you can either choose to travel comfortably let's say for 2 weeks, going out every night enjoying nightlife and paying for your accommodation, or with the same budget, you can give up on comfort and some of your habits and extend your trip up to 2 months.

Eliminate fixed expenses

The second tip to be a gypsy traveller is not to have any fixed expenses back home: car, rent, health insurance, loans: if you have any, try to get rid of them!
Stop buying new clothes: in second hand shops you can find plenty of options as good as new, just for a few bucks. And if you are lucky enough, in some cities there are also "free shops" where you can take what you want and need, and leave what it's not useful to you anymore. If you are travelling outside of western countries, it will be much cheaper to buy new clothes abroad, and much easier to find something suitable for the local climate.

Mini guides to become a Gypsy traveller

There are mainly three macro areas where you can reduce the expenses of your nomad travel: accommodation, transportation and food.
Clearly this is not all, since it's not including entertainment and culture in example. But while not everybody is a party animal or a museum hunter , everybody needs to eat, sleep and move while travelling: it is independent from your travel style.
Saving it's not all, because you'll still need also some cash for your expenses.
But don't worry, it's easier than it looks, and we condensed for you our years of experience travelling, into four mini guides with a lot of travel tips, that will help you on your transformation from a temporary tourist to an happy "gypsy traveller".

How to save money on accommodation

How to save money on transportation

How to save money on food

How to make money for travelling

As an example, by following these simple travel tips, we were able to travel for one month in the most expensive country of the world, Norway, with 130€ all included.
And if we still didn't convince you, you can find some more useful tips to start your nomad travel in the section Travel tips. Check what to pack with our backpacking checklist!
If you'll find these guides useful, consider donating us one day of travel, so that we can keep updating the website. Good karma for you!

Davide VadalàDavide Vadalà
I like to say that I'm a gypsy traveller. In 2009 I quit my job to chase my dream of exploring our wonderful planet in a sustainable way; thanks to my itchy feet, I had a lot of incredible adventures and I got closer to my goal of becoming a travel photographer. I love nature, sustainability, outdoor and hiking, and I never stop dreaming. More about Davide Vadala'. Content attribution on Google +

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arpan
0 # arpan 2016-06-03 09:36
Hi I am Arpan....I m 31 nd I dnt wana sit back with this viscious cycle of life. I wana live a life of a traveler. I want some advices frm u coz I m planning to start off dis mnth n njoy the beauty of nature and different tastes culture thoughts. My email is if u could contact me coz I nid ur help.
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chanel
0 # chanel 2015-12-24 10:42
Hi there,

I wondered if you can help me out!
I've just came back in the uk as ive lived all my life in france but coming back for my mum with one condition I settle in a caravan or a static one
And my problem is how to find a place to park it all year???? As ive no gypsy blood or wot!
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Davide
0 # Davide 2015-12-28 18:25
Sorry Chanel, but we don't own a caravan and also legislation is changing so much from country to country!
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Swim
+1 # Swim 2015-11-17 04:38
Hello, i am a middle aged male age of 28. i am healthy and outgoing and i am desperately trying to join a circus or dive into the gypsy culture. I would love to travel with a band of gypsies/circus and just live like they do. I dont have any acrobatic skills but am willing to sleep in a lions cage and let someone throw knives and swords at me. my willingness for showbiz is the only thing i can bring to the table besides my interests. i dont know anything about gypsies besides what others tell me or from movies so im sure my expectations will outlandish and based off lies. please if anyone can help me find a roaming gypsy circus please contact me at the following email.
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Davide Vadalà
0 # Davide Vadalà 2015-12-11 19:45
Hello Swim,
Sorry for the late reply.
28yo and you call yourself middle aged? Come on you are 6 years younger than me!
Unfortunately I don't know directly any gypsy Circus, I hope you'll be more lucky with your research!
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crisy
0 # crisy 2015-10-09 04:28
hi im crisy, I've always wanted to travel and leave this tiny town, but I've never had a chance. I did run away to the beach for about a week once tho. it was the best experience of my life! i got to meet incredible people who are just such free spirits, and they have inspired me to really trry to get out there and see the world. i don't have much holding me back except fear. i have no idea what to do, and I'm scared to do it alone! someone please help! email me or look me up on Facebook, i don't check it much…but eventually ill reply lol id love it if someone coming through alabama could let me follow them or something, i just want to see something different, i know there has to be more than rednecks shooting deer and spitting dip spit into mtnDew bottles out there in the world! i know there is bad, ugly, scary things out there, but there has also gotta be something beautiful, good, and its gotta be filled with so much happiness
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Davide Vadalà
0 # Davide Vadalà 2015-10-13 12:39
I know how it feels at the beginning, but once you move the first steps, and you are out there, everything becomes natural and easier! Try to search on FB for this group
NOMADS - a life of cheap/free travel
and get inspiration from other travellers. You can also look for nomads in your area, and maybe start a trip together, it's much easier! This text first appeared on "Nomad Travellers". Read more on: nomadtravellers.com/.../...
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David
0 # David 2015-07-15 17:25
Free Travelers is a traveling community of like minded people that share almost everything and enjoy living simple, together and free spirited on the road.
This group may help you find your dream of travel. Visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/.../
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