How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH

  • Опубликовано:  2 года назад
  • Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse - lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.

    Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.

    Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website:

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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Комментарии: 4 854

  • heat
    heat 2 часа назад


  • Linh Lê Diệu
    Linh Lê Diệu 23 часа назад

    how interesting his trip and himself is?

  • faiza fouzy
    faiza fouzy День назад

    I saw à movie when i was young :hitchhiker u Will think twice before hitchhiking if u c that movie

  • Ondrej Hrdy
    Ondrej Hrdy 2 дня назад +1

    Anyone in the age of approx 19 wanting to go on adventure?

  • Cambrae Thompson
    Cambrae Thompson 4 дня назад

    I so badly want to go solo backpacking on a low budget... but is finding another like minded individual to go with me the only way to not cringe at the possibility of walking down a deserted road and sticking my thumb out for a truck full of guys to pick me up?! Saying 'no' doesn't do a thing. :)

  • Arun Kumar
    Arun Kumar 5 дней назад

    The thing is i come to know i don't wanna a be a horse running in a pot
    Doing same thing, (work) again and again it really hurt's me.
    What's the life just living for a sake and earning with out any knowledge with in a circle?

    I couldn’t concentrate on anything. I had re-read emails over an over again. My mind was somewhere else. Totally distracted with what could be…
    So I Quit my job

    I knew that for anything to happen I’d have to quit my job immediately and tell people my plans. This was the first step and was all I needed to do so I’d have no other choice but to work on my dream.
    Who ever want to join me this is my number 9710198856 let's go together. Let's do blogging, create videos and upload it in you tube I have more concepts to travel by earning, only thing I want from you is content writing & grammatical knowledge.

  • Nadim Miller
    Nadim Miller 5 дней назад +1

    Posted on my birthday

  • Jen O'Hogan
    Jen O'Hogan 5 дней назад

    This was fantastic. And I love his sense of humor. ^_^

  • Ирина Гурулёва
    Ирина Гурулёва 5 дней назад

    Amazing , but I still cannot imagine myself hitchhiking 🤔 I wish I could travel like that. But I wish more I could leave my comfort zone and devote myself to the world...

  • My Travel Diary
    My Travel Diary 5 дней назад

    I have started a new YouTube channel.. you subscribe me , I will subscribe you

  • Huken On Android
    Huken On Android 6 дней назад

    my dream is to travel the world!

  • Panama Jack
    Panama Jack 6 дней назад

    Did this guy do the voice acting in gta 4?

  • sara louzzani
    sara louzzani 6 дней назад

    i wish if i cld do it ! but i'm muslim girl ...anyway i will find the right man to marry who will accept this kind of life its gonna be my only condition !

  • Ratheesh Mohanan
    Ratheesh Mohanan 7 дней назад

    Becoz Indians warns about their own state wise..

  • Cem Ofdıcangıl
    Cem Ofdıcangıl 7 дней назад

    yeah great job man; now please tell me at which part of the video do you mention how you can do it as a 3rd world middle east country citizen that has to go through cavity search if you even want to get a visa to go to market. not even mentioning the ultra costy passports of my country...

  • Sumit Thapa
    Sumit Thapa 8 дней назад

    You miss the Nepal .

  • Slirpz Social
    Slirpz Social 8 дней назад

    travel has a divide too. it is easier for people who come from first-world countries. their passports are "powerful". most do not need visas. for people like me (third-world countries' pips), aside from the fact that visas are expensive, you need to show the issuing country that you have a lot of money to prove you can afford to travel. so yeah! travel is expensive. it is even expensive to travel my own country, the philippines.

  • Bai Mangal
    Bai Mangal 9 дней назад

    I can do better with only one word ... Ryanair

  • TYLER Johnson
    TYLER Johnson 10 дней назад

    Not saying it’s the same experience but you could work at an airline and then when there’s open seats on planes, go on them. There’s protocols and everything even if recent events say the workers get the seat over passengers, and how long you have to wait between flights, but still an option

  • Chwayita Tshisela
    Chwayita Tshisela 10 дней назад

    His sense of humor is so rad. Overall I'm inspired. It's 2am and I want to walk out and just go

  • English EDAY
    English EDAY 12 дней назад

    There are some countries that ppl won't give you a lift if you hitchhike, like my country Perú. So doing that there is nonsense.

  • Leon Scholz
    Leon Scholz 13 дней назад

    Meawhile in the "recommended video section" : "How to become a Millionaire in 3 Years". It feels like there is almost nothing left to save this world.

  • Alexis O'Shea
    Alexis O'Shea 15 дней назад

    also, some countries will deport you or not let you in if you show up at their borders without any money. it happened to me; i tried to visit london to meet with a wealthier friend who was going to take care of me with $20 in my pocket and a debit card that didnt work over there. they kept me in a tiny room all day with nothing to do, interviewed me, went through all of my possessions and read my diary, had me sleep in a tiny uncomfortable bed, and sent me back the next day at 4am. they dont want you homeless and stuck in their country.

  • Shafiq Islam
    Shafiq Islam 18 дней назад

    just loved it........

  • Ralph Garrett
    Ralph Garrett 18 дней назад

    This is your season for GREATER in Jesus Christ name!!

  • Sean Banks
    Sean Banks 18 дней назад

    i traveled all across the usa when i was just a teen for about 3 yrs, loved it ! i have never been able to stay anymore then 2-3 years and i have to move to another state. i think i need to go abroad and travel, but i am wondering how much money would a person need to be able to go into different countries, thailand, vietnam. and so on? and did you always have your passport ?


    I wanna travel but I'm a woman. And it's really scary to travel by oneself!!

  • Chris Lalala
    Chris Lalala 20 дней назад

    Interesting way to go, but seriously, earning a little bit of money and then just going the usual way with cheap hostels, cheap food and having a relaxing time is the better way. Do you really want to spend your travel time with annoying jobs, dumpster diving, alone and without fresh water, fresh clothes and a proper place to stay ? Plus the legal stress when working somewhere for money.

  • buckeEU
    buckeEU 20 дней назад


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    Mayankzebo 21 день назад

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  • Mr Happy N
    Mr Happy N 22 дня назад

    Amazing, how he can do that? I want to do. No, i will doing

  • Jamie Britt
    Jamie Britt 24 дня назад

    I'm going to Amsterdam to do this on the 3rd october. Wish me luck guys

  • Rabbits Lovers
    Rabbits Lovers 25 дней назад

    What is this website?... And any one trying it before?

  • Movies and Literature
    Movies and Literature 25 дней назад

    this guy is my inspiration. I wish one day I will be able to be jst like him .my god his sense pf humour😍

  • Khagesh Salina
    Khagesh Salina 26 дней назад

    What is the website he mentioned?

  • maria coor
    maria coor 26 дней назад

    This will be my life someday after I go to school

  • ConnollyCove
    ConnollyCove 26 дней назад

    nice one!!..Keep it up. :)

  • Leona swift
    Leona swift 28 дней назад

    I have plans to travel like this next year. I've wanted to do since I was 12, I'm excited 😊 But also worried, as I'm a girl. Has anyone got any tips? I've considered travelling with people from home, but I'd rather meet new people and form new connections

  • Gilberto Medina
    Gilberto Medina Месяц назад

    Hi guys (: I am from Las Vegas NV USA. I am traveling to south america, currently I am in Mexico in a city called Zacatecas any other travelers in the area or planing to go to south america too?

  • Lelija45
    Lelija45 Месяц назад +1

    hitchiking sounds cool and adventurous in theory, but you can never know when you're gonna be picked by a psychopath....

    • Gilberto Medina
      Gilberto Medina Месяц назад

      Lelija45. Its pretty safe usually It helps to use common sense and trust your gut feeling it can keep you safe.

  • Varm Krieg
    Varm Krieg Месяц назад +2

    Did someone tried the couchsurfing website yet?
    I Want to try it

    • Sarah Joyy
      Sarah Joyy 2 дня назад +1

      Varm Krieg Tried it many times and it was great!

    • Gilberto Medina
      Gilberto Medina Месяц назад +2

      Varm Krieg Yes it's pretty good, I used it 2 times already. Good experiences :)

  • Alexander Samilton
    Alexander Samilton Месяц назад

    Massive respect the the guy but this only works in certain cases, if you are a woman, elderly, or part of a large family this probably isn't the best for you.

  • None of your business
    None of your business Месяц назад +1

    a journey like that seems amazing, I would never do it alone though

  • Eric
    Eric Месяц назад

    Easy for him to say, he lives in Eurasia, one of the most easily navigable places on earth

  • Akash Gaur
    Akash Gaur Месяц назад

    How you solved visa problem?

  • Thomas Morgan
    Thomas Morgan Месяц назад

    God so many videos to watch but such hard choices

  • chayanika sonowal
    chayanika sonowal Месяц назад

    do it safe to travel as girl.. the way u travel.

  • xXva x
    xXva x Месяц назад

    Oh gadness ! He's a crazy man 😁😁😁😁 I love you ❤

  • Ash Evans
    Ash Evans Месяц назад

    hehe man your awesome

  • Dmitry Ichetovkin
    Dmitry Ichetovkin Месяц назад

    How about the documents and other "paper" issues? Crossing the border etc.. (really interesting). Anyway, great experience.

  • Archi Ari
    Archi Ari Месяц назад

    I know how! tumblr.

  • Maz Dela Cerna
    Maz Dela Cerna Месяц назад

    Glad I stumbled across your channel! We have a lot in common!

  • robberblood
    robberblood Месяц назад

    Nothing like having a mid-life crisis and watching this video. Hoooooo boy!

  • Tkuma Cabrera
    Tkuma Cabrera Месяц назад +1


  • Tetsuo Jensen
    Tetsuo Jensen Месяц назад

    "Never got mugged"

  • Trueberg Show
    Trueberg Show Месяц назад

    Amazing !

  • XiL H
    XiL H Месяц назад

    he is a boy and he as no period,

  • FoodforThought
    FoodforThought Месяц назад

    Why are there so few people in the audience?

  • Abhishek Prashar
    Abhishek Prashar Месяц назад

    how did he manage to get visa for all these countries?
    Do they allow a random wanderer easily in?

  • ECHO Du
    ECHO Du Месяц назад

    the speaker's humor is so fascinating

  • Ánh Ngọc
    Ánh Ngọc Месяц назад

    If I were a boy.... Y.Y anyway, your talk is inspiring and genuine

  • Abigail Anderson
    Abigail Anderson Месяц назад

    I feel like this is different because he is a guy. Like I hate to say it but as a girl it would never be safe to hitchhike and stuff with random people

  • Mariel Starnes
    Mariel Starnes Месяц назад +2

    I did backpacking on my own in my 20's was a great experience like this guy says is not for everyone I have no regrets . I learnt to respect other races, cultures, religion, belief . Meanly, say NOT to fear you will accomplish anything u want to do not just traveling.

  • Travelling hotel booking sites
    Travelling hotel booking sites Месяц назад

    Good job

  • Golden-Leaf
    Golden-Leaf Месяц назад

    I want to travel to some places but I feel like to travel like this you need certain physical strength that I lack.

  • Gaurav Shrivastava
    Gaurav Shrivastava Месяц назад

    Loved your sense of humour. Amazing :)

  • Danielle Christian
    Danielle Christian Месяц назад

    this talk is nice, but the world is infinitely more dangerous for women and people of color.

  • Travel Explore Fun with SG
    Travel Explore Fun with SG Месяц назад

    Lovely 🌹🌹

  • TheRealTraveler
    TheRealTraveler Месяц назад

    Cool video! Would you mind checking out my brand new travel channel and possibly subscribing? Thanks!

  • Tony Velo
    Tony Velo Месяц назад

    18 years old almost 19 in September 30. I have 900 in my bank account and I'm in El Paso Texas. I want to do this as well and find myself through leaving.

    • Tony Velo
      Tony Velo Месяц назад

      Thinking about leaving tomorrow

  • Hong Liang Pun
    Hong Liang Pun Месяц назад

    is language a barrier to travel around the world??

  • rose
    rose Месяц назад

    why does it seems like a commercial of couchsurfing?

  • Masud Uddin Washel
    Masud Uddin Washel Месяц назад

    awesome & smiling journey.Educative journey

  • Yeti Trail Adventure Nepal Treks & Tours

    So interesting video on travel around the world with a little money.

  • Wol Wol
    Wol Wol Месяц назад

    I listened to this word by word till the end. Funny and at the same time as important as planned to be. Thank you.

  • y37chung
    y37chung Месяц назад

    Only if you are a man. Its very dangerous for women to travel in some places.

  • Banks
    Banks Месяц назад


  • Quỳnh Giao
    Quỳnh Giao Месяц назад

    I wish I were a boy :( I'm girl and doing the things like that is imposible :(((((

  • jkh
    jkh Месяц назад

    See a lot of people making excuses for themselves because of their skin color. Quit the excuses and just do it.

  • Filthy Connoisseur
    Filthy Connoisseur Месяц назад +25

    All the feminists are saying we can't hitchhike as a women. But at same time they say I can do anything a man does.

  • Miyurin
    Miyurin Месяц назад

    As a woman is still dangerous to travel alone? Kidnaps, prostitution, rapes...

  • Shruti Singh
    Shruti Singh 2 месяца назад

    I'd like to see this from a woman instead. THEN, I'll be convinced!

  • Ho Kwan Cheung
    Ho Kwan Cheung 2 месяца назад

    traveling do have risks but i think most people are kind-hearted. put down our prejudice and pick up our backpack!!!!

  • neo187rah
    neo187rah 2 месяца назад +1

    cool , till you and up on a HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PERSON poster

  • Luflua 199x
    Luflua 199x 2 месяца назад

    the thing is what am afraid to travel alone with no money is because am a female & wearing hijab! 😞
    its kinda sad bcz I want to feel free, to meet new ppl and to be part of this world.

  • Divyani Bhagat
    Divyani Bhagat 2 месяца назад

    visit nepal

  • Asobo Studio
    Asobo Studio 2 месяца назад

    if AFRICAN is your destination HIT ME

  • narendra naren
    narendra naren 2 месяца назад


  • Ngọc Thể Võ
    Ngọc Thể Võ 2 месяца назад

    If you can't!? Don't say anything, just listen to him, your way are your choose.

  • Jay 29 rules
    Jay 29 rules 2 месяца назад

    if anyone travel to ajmer(rajasthan) I'm on couchsurfing you search me and request ..... search Jay

  • Rico Law
    Rico Law 2 месяца назад

    I really enjoyed watching, thank you 😊

  • Just Justin
    Just Justin 2 месяца назад

    Man, wish I could do this. Too bad I hate boats, flying, trains, long voyages, and people.

  • DCD
    DCD 2 месяца назад

    Hitchiking in muslim countries, you are lucky you are alive

    NEW WORLD 2 месяца назад

    Where is my backpack??....

  • Shiran De Silva
    Shiran De Silva 2 месяца назад

    Tomorrow never comes, the idea has robbed so many lives that could be life
    You can imagine tomorrow you can never hold tomorrow this way my approach to life since I was 13 and travelled the world every country and beyond

  • Joe Harrold
    Joe Harrold 2 месяца назад +2

    Comments - 1% Good Video
    99% feminists

    • # 187
      # 187 Месяц назад +1

      Joe Harrold hahaha trueeee

  • Snežana Panić
    Snežana Panić 2 месяца назад

    heheheheh Pozdrav iz Srbije :)

  • Hai Nguyen
    Hai Nguyen 2 месяца назад

    "please go this way, not that way". Best.

  • B V K
    B V K 2 месяца назад

    "I learned to not trust the media."


  • Kadri Liis Hein
    Kadri Liis Hein 2 месяца назад

    Hahahaha and when I talk about travelling by hitchhiking/couchsurfing people often reply: "of course it's easy for you, you're a girl" :D