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

  • Опубликовано: 9 фев 2015
  • 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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  • etsy/ mylovelylady
    etsy/ mylovelylady 22 часа назад

    This guy is a clown

  • dj Delazion
    dj Delazion День назад

    its definitely possible to travel on a shoestring... however it really depends on your DISCIPLINE too.. Especially for those of us from more rich countries where we grew up with everything, perhaps in Croatia he learned from an early age to be frugal. its important to learn NOT to over spend when traveling, its important to learn some quick maths so you can calculate the exchange rates quickly and NOT get ripped off. its also important to have discipline, maybe you will be traveling with people who have money and want to stay in nice hotels or go our drinking to clubs every night... The style of traveling he did is not the same,,,,, what he is advocating its a different road less traveled compared to the gap year students backpacking on their student loans... but still dont let that dissuade you, learn discipline and enjoy the simpler things...

  • Ryuu Sakurai
    Ryuu Sakurai 3 дня назад

    blaženi ti jebe se tebi što Mađarska mora nema.

  • Suniet K Verma
    Suniet K Verma 5 дней назад

    India is a world in itself..india has supreme power but niether india scare anyone nor india fear anyone....welcome to india foreigners. ..✌

  • stephanie hammond
    stephanie hammond 7 дней назад

    I hitchhiked many years in California even during the time that poor girl Had her arms chopped of maybe I was crazy but I still did it

  • Abdul Razak
    Abdul Razak 7 дней назад

    Which is the. Bgm?

  • Bushra Сирия
    Bushra Сирия 8 дней назад +1


  • jbaby007
    jbaby007 9 дней назад

    I'm starting my travels at the end of this month in Hawaii!!!

  • Travel with James
    Travel with James 10 дней назад

    Did anyone noticed he look a like Indian Cricketer Yuvaraj Singh

  • vinay tomar
    vinay tomar 10 дней назад

    What about visa ?

  • Nick Alex Cage
    Nick Alex Cage 11 дней назад

    If I hadn’t hitchhiked by accident I would say this guy is full of it. It is one of those things you need to do experience in life .

  • Gabbs dy
    Gabbs dy 11 дней назад

    For people saying women should travel with a male companion thats just such a great solution!!
    So this world is unsafe for women due to males animalistic mindset and the solution is to become dependent on them. Thats equallity and democracy. Such great idea, just unbelievable!

  • Mobaba Moba
    Mobaba Moba 12 дней назад

    What he forgot to tell is you're better be a straight butch male to travel like this.

  • Mobaba Moba
    Mobaba Moba 12 дней назад

    Don't you have to be a citizen of Australia (or any country) to work there?

  • Orlaith Hendron
    Orlaith Hendron 14 дней назад

    Only applies to White Men!

  • xChao5x Gaming
    xChao5x Gaming 14 дней назад


  • Eleni Carali
    Eleni Carali 15 дней назад

    Tgis is an amazing video! You're pretty cool, thanks for sharing your story!🙌🙌🙌🙌👍

  • tl travel
    tl travel 15 дней назад

    my target is traveling around the world although I am a girl. but I believe I can do it

  • Moad yousef
    Moad yousef 16 дней назад

    why would anybody kill you I mean come on

  • Davegetaway
    Davegetaway 18 дней назад

    As a traveller I can say that this is totally true!!! You don t need money you just need to go out there and experience and stop believing that conventional things are the only way to live a life. That s what other people tell us because they are afraid to do what we do

  • Kalal
    Kalal 18 дней назад

    Still anyone out there who wants to go on an adventure with me (i'm 20 btw)

  • Southpaw Frames
    Southpaw Frames 18 дней назад

    India never attacked any country in first place.

  • Blert Shabani
    Blert Shabani 19 дней назад +1

    Instructions unclear got rekt

  • yuriy arutiunian
    yuriy arutiunian 19 дней назад

    I think one of the most important thing is to know how to behave with different people in different places, because the way you behave in one place can be absolutely inappropriate in another one. Also you have to know the places to never go to. People might not to kill you somewhere, but might involve you in the actions that are difficult to get out.

  • rahul raj show
    rahul raj show 19 дней назад

    This is what i want in my life..

  • Rajesh Godara
    Rajesh Godara 21 день назад

    Save money and spend on travel

  • Manpreet Singh
    Manpreet Singh 21 день назад

    This man is amazing..

  • la crema
    la crema 21 день назад

    Any want wanna do southameria and see all the poverty and become part of it? Planning on doin this soon .

  • Adelaida H. Buteler
    Adelaida H. Buteler 22 дня назад

    I traveled for almost 4 years, doing all that he said. I did hitchicking so many times, i worked as volunteer in more than 15 hostels . I really think that travel is more control your mind than anything else. You have to trust that everything is going to work out. And i'm completely agree about that famous crisis when you go back home. When you feel that you dont belong to any place. And all your friends are around the world. When you came out of the bubble is not easy to go back. But in the end you know that you need to be part of something. As he said, you have to find the balance between have a home and dont stop exploring.

  • kara max
    kara max 23 дня назад

    I love this guy

  • vijay
    vijay 24 дня назад

    dont you need money for the visas?

  • Themeextension
    Themeextension 24 дня назад

    how you manage your visa for countries?

  • Khrawbok Y Nongtdu
    Khrawbok Y Nongtdu 24 дня назад

    What about visa or even passport????

  • Chasing the Wind
    Chasing the Wind 24 дня назад

    nice one :). kind of random but not random question, what's been your fav place to travel?

  • Scorpio Moon
    Scorpio Moon 25 дней назад

    I realize that no one is really all that interested in hearing all the cool details of your travel adventures but you have your memories and experiences in your soul.

  • Petra Skylar
    Petra Skylar 26 дней назад

    naš čovik

  • Jerca Razvan Adrian
    Jerca Razvan Adrian 27 дней назад

    What does '' Almost no money'' means, exactly?
    For those who say that hitchhiking is dangerous... I must tell you guys.. Everything is dangerous. Everybody has to sacrifice something. You cannot have it cheap and safe in the same time (but if you do, please share ). Plus you know i can just come and kill you at home too😉➕

  • Fergal Downes
    Fergal Downes 27 дней назад

    Howdy mate, very good video that you have here. Nice work.

  • Anjith Reddy
    Anjith Reddy 27 дней назад

    I get full laugh everytime I listen the statement about Indian 😁😜😂
    Might be warned about people of other states inside India 😜

  • Das Kai-ser
    Das Kai-ser 29 дней назад

    i have untreatable major depression, severe ptsd, anhedonia, etc for 10 years. ive been eating like 9 pills a day for 3 years. ive lost all my friends and family.
    i recently found out that i can live a life that maybe has meaning, by volunteering work in social and charity work, through sites like wwoofing, workaway, helpx , where accomodation and food is provided. i think i might want to live out my entire life volunteering and doing charity work until the day my body is unable to.
    i really need to find out if this is the cure i have been looking for for 10 years. i would like to see even a candle, in this dark place i still cant escape from.
    i just need about $1,000 - $3,000 worth of gear though. i dont even have hiking boots. heck, i don't even have a backpack. and some of these volunteer sites expect you to camp out on site.
    my illness has taken everything away from me, and left my bank account at near $0, while I get food stamps from the government, and am unable to secure a job, nor hold on to one.
    do you think anyone would help me if i set up a gofundme or something along those lines? im not american though.
    may peace be upon us all.

  • Abhijeet Darode
    Abhijeet Darode Месяц назад

    Yes I'm indian & Frontier 😎🔥❤️

  • Mavisss K
    Mavisss K Месяц назад


  • Mavisss K
    Mavisss K Месяц назад

    I would only travel when i will get a very short hair cut. I am a npn binary person, I would love it and thanks it I would look like a boy and not attractive for straight men, okay and thinking that way it provides me a safety. Pls, someone make a guide for women!!!! We are AFRAID!

  • Mavisss K
    Mavisss K Месяц назад

    How to travel if you're a girl. I mean, if you're a woman, of course, not a teen... There might be men who would use your vulnerability

  • Miguel tvid
    Miguel tvid Месяц назад

    im going to disneyland

  • Christina Reynolds
    Christina Reynolds Месяц назад

    Why would you want to travel in the first place. Just stay at home

  • Migre Seu Negócio
    Migre Seu Negócio Месяц назад

    Dá uma olhada no canal da nossa nave Tedxtuhh!! ????

  • Ghumakkar SC
    Ghumakkar SC Месяц назад

    Awesome man. You just nailed it.

  • youtoober2013
    youtoober2013 Месяц назад

    5:03 Lesson #58 lol

  • youtoober2013
    youtoober2013 Месяц назад

    "why? haha what are you doing?"

  • Grace G
    Grace G Месяц назад

    In India you have to show your bank statements to even apply for travel visa and then you have to buy travel insurance and air ticket to apply for visa. If its not there they won't accept the application also. LOL!!! Only easy for people who are either rich or born in Europe, US, UK, Canada, etc... You are even granted visa on arrival for so many countries.

  • Supermsbros
    Supermsbros Месяц назад

    One day when I grow up I'm gonna travel the world. I don't care about where I go all I want is to make a journey and stories to share with people

  • Vishwadeep Kapoor
    Vishwadeep Kapoor Месяц назад

    Fear story ends at the gateway of India 😂😂 at (15:14)


    Perfect story!!!!! Cheers from TURKEY!


    U should make tv shows. Perfect speech and humour balance! Cheers.

  • Sayan Majumdar
    Sayan Majumdar Месяц назад

    You forgot to mention how to and where to poop for free 😜

  • James Adam
    James Adam Месяц назад

    Can someone help me in 15 and i started to think further in my life so im wondering how do i travel to england like what do i need ? so i cloud stay there and live and get a job house familly and stuff to But the thing is i don't know what do i need to go there like what kind of credit card i would need what documents i would need to enter the country to fly there from lithuania and can i drive in uk with eu drive licenses ? help please

  • S BrazCan
    S BrazCan Месяц назад

    Good luck hitch hiking to Iran if you're a woman....

  • arzoo bijlani
    arzoo bijlani Месяц назад +1

    hello yeah we are the last frontier !😂😂

    • Sayan Majumdar
      Sayan Majumdar Месяц назад +1

      arzoo bijlani we are the one who doesn't get threatened by anyone 😉

  • Kat the blender
    Kat the blender Месяц назад

    Croatia?!? I literally threw my phone when I realized we are from the same country 😂😂 shook af

  • sandy0811
    sandy0811 Месяц назад

    It wanted him so bad to stop moving so his head would be between the E and D letter (some OCD maybe?)
    But amazing Ted Talk. Love his slight humor and all the tipps he gave are so helpful for someone who alsways wanted to move on in his/her life but is too fearful (yeah, because maybe someone could you).
    LOVE IT !!

  • Christian
    Christian Месяц назад

    There is a reason why everyone lives in his own safe house, because we don't know everyone. If we stay and hitchhike at some stranger, the chances are pretty high they are up to no good. Yes the media makes things worse than it is, but there is always a true side behind it. Always have a backup and be careful of people you don't know.

  • edie maar
    edie maar Месяц назад

    “Talk to the drivers” Good day Ivan Milat

  • Ibtissem Benhammada
    Ibtissem Benhammada Месяц назад

    The best tedx talk ever ✌️✌️

  • Akshay k Godara
    Akshay k Godara Месяц назад +1

    India 🇮🇳 “last frontier”

  • Divya Somani
    Divya Somani Месяц назад

    I really like your story. Your life seems to be an adventure. I love to travel but can't because of some personal commitment but i have tried couchsurfing, and it was an eye opener for me. I came across another concept called work for accommodation on Hippohelp. Have you tried it?

  • T O P
    T O P Месяц назад

    I would do that but I would probably miss my nice cool AC-ed room and my computer 5 seconds in

  • Velen Mah
    Velen Mah Месяц назад

    Answer: Watch travel documentary

  • Om Boogie
    Om Boogie Месяц назад

    Great correlation to how to approach life

  • Eduward Willem Storbeck
    Eduward Willem Storbeck Месяц назад

    Now that is all i needed to hear. see you on the road.

  • gthrsrthsrht
    gthrsrthsrht Месяц назад

    首先 你要是個會英語的白人

  • Triaz -Travel & Tours
    Triaz -Travel & Tours Месяц назад

    Really super one

  • eRRoRoiD
    eRRoRoiD Месяц назад

    Sucks that hitchhiking here is illegal and could get you arrested.

  • kosagi padma
    kosagi padma Месяц назад

    I wish i could

  • kosagi padma
    kosagi padma Месяц назад

    I wis

  • Neues Projekt
    Neues Projekt Месяц назад

    the wooooorld is a vampire

  • genuinelycool
    genuinelycool Месяц назад

    how many of you wish "5 star hotels" on "Couchsurfing" ...

  • genuinelycool
    genuinelycool Месяц назад

    how many of you wish "5 star hotels" on "Couchsurfing" ... :P

    NILOY KUMAR SAHA Месяц назад

    14:57 that's why it is not just India... it is The Incredible India :)

  • Olja Kockarević
    Olja Kockarević Месяц назад +2

    Bravo Tomislave! Pozdrav iz Srbije! 💝

  • Rodrigo Segura
    Rodrigo Segura Месяц назад

    I want to travel but I want to study physics

  • Ajay Jadhav
    Ajay Jadhav Месяц назад

    Notice , he only visited poor / beggar full countries except Australia .

  • o0LoveLove0o
    o0LoveLove0o Месяц назад

    I have two children. If I would've ever thought this was possible, it would be the only thing that would make me regret having them. But I love them, so I just have to work harder so we can travel safely together

    SM TALKS Месяц назад

    Hitchhiking may be safe for men but for women that's different. Unless you hitchhike with a woman driving but that's not always the case so men can and may take advantage. Any other advice on ways to get around cheaply or free for women, esp young women !

    • SM TALKS
      SM TALKS Месяц назад

      Reinhard Or Die Trying I love hostels. I find them great. Hostel world or hostel bookers are great sites. Not tried air bnb but want too

    • Reinhard Or Die Trying
      Reinhard Or Die Trying Месяц назад +1

      SM TALKS hostels are your best bet, especially in Europe or South America. One of my friends traveled round Argentina for 6 months on her own.

  • mino bino
    mino bino Месяц назад

    it's not just the money it's also the country you born in and the passport you carry 😧
    when your nationality prevent you from seeking this dream it's more than nothing, it makes you hate your home, I don't know if you can imagine that just the geographical coincident make you a prisoner..and you know what this video make me more depressed to see other people achiev my dream easily just because of piece of $**t paper called passport.😧😖😫

  • sadanand yadav
    sadanand yadav Месяц назад

    F*** man

  • omkar shinde
    omkar shinde Месяц назад

    around the world in 60 blowjobs

  • Karma Dorji
    Karma Dorji Месяц назад

    this is the video that really touch my heart.i love it and i love traveling, though i have not travel yet!

  • Yogesh Gosavi
    Yogesh Gosavi Месяц назад

    not for those who fear running out of battery and finding no socket to plug it back to charge it 😂

  • d'ethereal kayaker
    d'ethereal kayaker Месяц назад

    very inspiring. :) am already doing half of this. will perhaps dive deeper..

  • Irsyad Said
    Irsyad Said Месяц назад


  • Ame Malik
    Ame Malik Месяц назад

    em i have a query can a road traveler enter any country without passport?or visa?

  • idjis narif
    idjis narif Месяц назад

    Thank you so much for share with us your story

  • Rauno Loik
    Rauno Loik Месяц назад

    Alexi Murdoch - All My Days

  • Riya Rana
    Riya Rana Месяц назад

    Positive vibes

  • Chandravijay Agrawal
    Chandravijay Agrawal Месяц назад +1

    Have you used mobile phone

  • travel log
    travel log Месяц назад

    I'm a frequent traveler, I'm traveling for 8 years. frankly speaking, the world is too small to explore. The different cultures, languages, peoples its fun to go into the unknown areas.

  • Jalan Rina
    Jalan Rina Месяц назад

    My passport only let me to travel to 71 countries that many of them not close to each other. I am jealous with western people. So far has been travelling to 10 countries in asia. Backpacking can be quite cheap. Once i tried to apply visa to australia and get rejected. Oh well. I dont mind getting rejected. But after so much paper work and i dont get the money back. It is about $150. It sucks

  • IntoPC
    IntoPC Месяц назад

    did all 5 milion watchers make it? LOL

  • Zed Kami
    Zed Kami Месяц назад

    i wanna do this in the future , anyone got any tips , whats the list of stuff you need (money,food...) to start?