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

Комментарии • 7 276

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer День назад

    I think the safety factor changes for a woman.

  • Viswa Vijeta
    Viswa Vijeta День назад

    But how you were allowed to visit countries after countries with no visa? Because to get an approval of Visa to visit countries like Australia is not an easy or short process.

    Of course you didn't cover the hardest parts of traveling the bordered world we live in today.

  • Viswa Vijeta
    Viswa Vijeta День назад

    Among the best Ted talk for me!

  • ajay singh
    ajay singh 2 дня назад

    I'm an Indian and we love everyone in the world !!

  • Ankit Sharma
    Ankit Sharma 2 дня назад

    Sir u have to also pay for visa

  • Juri Horstmann
    Juri Horstmann 4 дня назад

    This is still my favorite video on all youtuve

  • Zman44444
    Zman44444 5 дней назад

    Realized tonight how cheap travel can be, even when you are looking for air fairs, hotels.
    This video showed me how you can make travel VERY cheap. Cheaper than I was imagining.
    Now I’m debating. Do I wanna be boojie n posh, or north face/REI af

  • john richards
    john richards 5 дней назад

    wow, so great...natural storyteller.

  • JAmes12 y
    JAmes12 y 6 дней назад

    I'm so fan of Tomislav ! A man wtih a normal life who sees his life turning upside down and decides to travel to different countries. I wish been like him ! To travel around the world without money, without knowing where to sleep ! If only my life was like hers, as much epic...

    • Jennifer Cardif
      Jennifer Cardif 6 дней назад

      I totally diagree with your point of view. "You don't have to be brave", yes but no. You may be courageous to go in a foreign country without an accomodation where you can sleep. I'm pretty sure you can't get out of you comfort zone, so give up ( I know, I'm pessimistic).

  • Colin Svanberg
    Colin Svanberg 6 дней назад

    A wonderful talk, Tom. That was nearly five years ago. What are you doing now?

  • Suramya Gupta
    Suramya Gupta 7 дней назад

    It is so hard to talk randomly to people around you (strangers) with all these smartphones that people are engaged in. I am an extrovert and I hate this trend, especially when I am traveling.

  • Chantal Moulin
    Chantal Moulin 7 дней назад

    Propos intéressant

  • Ziv Barzilay
    Ziv Barzilay 8 дней назад +1

    I'm Israeli, don't worry about the palastinians, we're all brothers. BUT THE SYRIANS, SOMEONE MIGHT KILL YOU!

  • Keshav Rajput
    Keshav Rajput 9 дней назад +1

    I am watching it again

  • Gift son
    Gift son 10 дней назад

    I like ur journey experience but you are from developed country so no more restrictions but some developing and under developing countries guys can not think about travel to there it's more expensive for them

  • vinSGTvanthelion 26
    vinSGTvanthelion 26 10 дней назад

    so you can travel around the world without ppaying for visas

  • Around The World
    Around The World 10 дней назад

    wow! what an accomplishment!

  • Kaepora Gaebora
    Kaepora Gaebora 10 дней назад

    As a women I wouldn't travel alone.

  • elizabeth johnson
    elizabeth johnson 11 дней назад

    Totally unacceptable for safety and for women.
    But perhaps volunteering might be ok. But his route is very risky

    • spring Corp
      spring Corp 4 дня назад

      you ha ve been brainwashed

  • aaqib zahid
    aaqib zahid 12 дней назад

    Very nice information that he gave
    Who agrees?

  • İbrahim Nesibov
    İbrahim Nesibov 13 дней назад

    Allah belanizi versin tedxtalks bu iki oldu bundan da asagi alsam qelbim doludu qulagoviz cingildeyecek 1de nie soyus soyursen ae serefsiz

  • Prem Agaran
    Prem Agaran 15 дней назад

    he just took 12 extra seconds.

  • Prem Agaran
    Prem Agaran 15 дней назад

    he just took 12 extra seconds.

  • Sachin Janawad
    Sachin Janawad 15 дней назад

    If you survive India, then you survive the world.

  • Ogi Anon
    Ogi Anon 15 дней назад

    how do you get a visa for this kind of travel?

    IBRAHIM MOOSA 15 дней назад

    And that is Indian culture 😎

  • Mrfaisal Yusof
    Mrfaisal Yusof 16 дней назад


  • D Addict
    D Addict 16 дней назад

    I can relate especially post travelling depression thing.

  • Madhu Panta
    Madhu Panta 16 дней назад

    "see this one nearly stopped"🤣🤣🤣

  • Harish Adari
    Harish Adari 17 дней назад

    I can't understand one thing how we get visa for different countries with no money😨😨😨

  • Johnny Ray's Digital Nomad Lifestyle
    Johnny Ray's Digital Nomad Lifestyle 17 дней назад

    The main reason I founded the international digital nomad society was to help people be successful traveling the world and making income to do so.

  • vaishnav .b.ganesh
    vaishnav .b.ganesh 18 дней назад

    Thanku very much👍

  • Prithvi Brahma
    Prithvi Brahma 18 дней назад

    @Emiley J. Sparrow... are u in Face book ??

  • Shriram Kadam
    Shriram Kadam 19 дней назад

    i want to travle with you.

  • Nib Bob
    Nib Bob 20 дней назад +1

    The defeatism is strong in this comment section.

  • vidform
    vidform 21 день назад

    Now I know why he could travel with no money - he was a stockbroker in his twenties. Most of us don't have that as a starting point.

  • maro hartman
    maro hartman 21 день назад

    yeah, but please tell us what was your Budget/per day. It is easy to travel when you have a credit Card to spend from bank account 20Euro

    • spring Corp
      spring Corp 4 дня назад

      normally doing couchsurfing + hitchhiking you can live a middle class life at 400-500 dollars a month

  • vijayk gondi
    vijayk gondi 22 дня назад

    Bro u. R really Great

  • Alexander Knight
    Alexander Knight 23 дня назад +1

    Anyone approx 18 and want to go on a summer/ gap year trip

  • Hannah Finch
    Hannah Finch 24 дня назад

    I would hitch hike, but ya know, I’m a girl 🙃

  • Jeffrey D
    Jeffrey D 28 дней назад

    Cool, but not rare these days. Ive been on the road nonstop for 12 yrs now, and met 100s of cool people doing the same these days. Mad respect to those who did it beffore tthe internet....

  • amit agrawal
    amit agrawal 28 дней назад

    Every begger traveler do come to india

  • Ishan Kaushik
    Ishan Kaushik 29 дней назад

    Indians would have warned you of Pakistanis but you were travelling the other way around!!

  • Milan Jana
    Milan Jana Месяц назад

    U just blown me away...far far from my home..ur life experiences are thrilling bro... one thing I think all the hitchhikers got for sure, an awesome attitude for experiencing so much places, people, events, landscapes which keep them alive everyday till the last breath of their life 💓💕

  • Khalid Bashir
    Khalid Bashir Месяц назад

    Only a white guy can do this effectively with no money. Lol his skin is currency.

  • Chirantan Raut
    Chirantan Raut Месяц назад

    I am from India. Beware of the world, it's very good. 😸

  • Sharanayya Guthedar
    Sharanayya Guthedar Месяц назад

    Such A inspirational story.. With his little humor he made it best.. Lesson #58 eye contact with drivers and he nearly stopped. Lolz....:D

  • beba1611
    beba1611 Месяц назад

    heart heart heart

  • norton wayne
    norton wayne Месяц назад

    mans guide to travel the world with almost no money. Womens guide must be travel in large group with friends and boyfriends.

  • leslielani1980
    leslielani1980 Месяц назад


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    Jai Chhajer Месяц назад

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  • Zbriu
    Zbriu Месяц назад

    Travel without money? Go to Afghanistan and become a Taliban. You will visit a few countries in the middle east then probably you will travel to the US after refueling in Europe, and then to Cuba.
    note: Hi Echelon guys, i hope you are all doing great!

  • Dularfullur
    Dularfullur Месяц назад

    Thank you for making this video

    LAURA'S WORLD Месяц назад

    Hitchhiking rule #100. Never hitchhike in the US. We have serial killers that look for hitchhikers.

  • Bhaskar Bhuyan
    Bhaskar Bhuyan Месяц назад

    alexi murdouch songs these are

  • Blessings Ncube
    Blessings Ncube Месяц назад

    any zimbabwean watching this?

  • dave rosalejos
    dave rosalejos Месяц назад

    they might kill you😂😂 i love you bro

  • Sandra Toggenburger
    Sandra Toggenburger Месяц назад

    I am an expat in a very poor country doing development work. Been here for years. I have seen my share of adventure tourists who are so humbled by the hospitality they experience with local people and those tourists are so touched by the locals' generosity and (semming) joy of life. The tourist comes from a rich country, takes off and lives on the culturally mandatory hospitality of locals. Of course they share, of course they are welcoming. But they pay the price! The tourist leaves, happy and touched. The locals stay, food gone. Their share? Knowing they might make it to a photo presentation somewhere else in the world, at least their picture... Dont get me wrong, travelling is great and i am a couch surf host too, i am just saying please do not exploit the local (poor) community to make your dreams come true

  • John Estomaguio
    John Estomaguio Месяц назад

    Such a fun, encouraging and beautiful talk.

  • Marijana Majic Renjo
    Marijana Majic Renjo Месяц назад +1

    Odličan! :)

  • Eduardo Diaz
    Eduardo Diaz Месяц назад

    Not practical at all

  • Debopam Sinha
    Debopam Sinha Месяц назад

    "Be patient.The right ride will come." Yes!Thanks man.

  • Smallstudio Design
    Smallstudio Design Месяц назад

    Remember EVERYONE ... life is a risk ... travel because you love adventure.... or live a cloistered life in paranoia and fear and imprisonment.

  • Michael Choong
    Michael Choong Месяц назад

    tbh i just watched the video but i dont get it, how does he travel with no money?

  • Apricot90
    Apricot90 Месяц назад

    Men even follow me in my home town, I wish I could travel freely..

  • Louis-Philippe LONCKE
    Louis-Philippe LONCKE Месяц назад

    No time to watch the video? The answer to the question is: hitchhiking + sleeping with locals + buy cheap (or ask free) food. Voila, this is the only receipe to travel cheap.

  • AungKyaw Min
    AungKyaw Min Месяц назад

    Well maybe in next life for me :(

  • radioactive socks
    radioactive socks Месяц назад

    What a bunch of politically correct propaganda. YUK it makes me sick

  • Mira Cle
    Mira Cle Месяц назад

    Bravo !

  • Alwyn George
    Alwyn George Месяц назад

    At first I thought he is the elder brother brother of Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

  • akshay parmar
    akshay parmar Месяц назад

    Lovely but brother u can’t if you have Indian passport hehehehe

  • emmakdownes
    emmakdownes Месяц назад

    Hm. I would love to do this but I have to admit since I'm a woman it's scary to think about. Guess I'll just have to make my boyfriend come with me

  • Cliff P.
    Cliff P. Месяц назад

    Great story dude, I especially enjoyed the part about the different countries and each told you beware of the next.

  • Ijum Kadu
    Ijum Kadu Месяц назад

    Those who disliked this video are the one we should be aware about while travelling.

  • Ijum Kadu
    Ijum Kadu Месяц назад

    Sir, you're an inspirational. this video inspired me so much.. wish I could travel like you oneday but I have no talent and no money at all.
    Yeah, I think I could hardly manage to live in any place and travel to any places by following your tips. But problem is there will not be enough money for VISA for different countries when you are about to move on to next country. Continues travelling and doing some volunteer works in exchange food, by doing that you can't earn enough money for visa I guess. for that need to have enough money by yourself in startle itself and in my case I have nothing at all.
    And I'm still confused about the visa thing. On a continues travelling, when you're still in current country how can you apply visa for the next country? Don't you have to go back to your own country to apply for next country's visa?

  • Касперко
    Касперко Месяц назад +2

    Велико хвала и пуно поздрава из Србије. (пази се од Бугара) :D:D

  • Amrit Sandhu
    Amrit Sandhu Месяц назад

    He is gerat man inspired to everyone for travel to see the beauty of world

  • Stephen Designs
    Stephen Designs Месяц назад

    i want an adventure... anyone out there

  • Султан
    Султан Месяц назад +2

    woaaha He's so open minded)

  • anonymous 999
    anonymous 999 Месяц назад

    Right now. All i have in my pocket is 10 dollars. I’m packing my backpack right now. and i’m leaving the city. thankyou for inspiring me man.

    • anonymous 999
      anonymous 999 Месяц назад

      edit : nevermind mom said no

  • Home Bummingit
    Home Bummingit Месяц назад

    Been there done that

  • Leon Vigash
    Leon Vigash Месяц назад

    Osm bro....

  • Jadon Harper
    Jadon Harper Месяц назад

    1:07 I didnt think that for a second

  • Nilmani Parth
    Nilmani Parth Месяц назад

    Thats amazing of you sir.

  • Yash Kumar
    Yash Kumar Месяц назад

    Very Nice Video. Thanks for good suggestion.

  • Rachel O
    Rachel O Месяц назад +2

    i know its possible to do this, but to be honest I can't even walk my dog at my own apartment without getting harassed by someone, so it's pretty daunting. LADIES, you can do it, but be very smart about it and i'd say don't be alone.

    VELA RUGBY Месяц назад

    genial. felicitaciones.

  • Ishan43
    Ishan43 Месяц назад


  • jamesb101100
    jamesb101100 Месяц назад

    This guy is the definition of living the Yes Theory

  • Lauren Webb
    Lauren Webb 2 месяца назад +1

    He had me until the hitchhiking story. I’m a woman it don’t work like that with us

  • Mitali Vaidya
    Mitali Vaidya 2 месяца назад +1

    i'm sad that being a woman stops me from doing all this. hitchhiking is not even an option if you're female.

  • Muhammad Ilyas
    Muhammad Ilyas 2 месяца назад

    Man got the time of his life

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    Omanji sinkala 2 месяца назад


  • Muhammad Roshan
    Muhammad Roshan 2 месяца назад

    this 18 minutes video taught me a lot of things than some of the famous travel channels. truly great

  • walter finocchiaro
    walter finocchiaro 2 месяца назад +1

    Thank you 🙏

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    Adii Cr7 king 2 месяца назад


  • Ed Goretoy
    Ed Goretoy 2 месяца назад

    I'm Russian, don't worry about the Georgians. They are good people, they are our brothers. BUT THE UKRAINIANS, SOMEONE MIGHT KILL YOU!!!

  • Amitabh Joshi
    Amitabh Joshi 2 месяца назад

    At 14:58 - we Indians have a lot of frontiers... but we r not judgmental about anyone. we beleive there r both good & bad ppl everywhere. What happens to u at a particular place depends upon several factors... ur behaviour, situation, time & of course... ur luck.😊😊

  • Yash Nema
    Yash Nema 2 месяца назад

    That indian part 😂😂😂😂

  • Fei-Long遁水黃隆
    Fei-Long遁水黃隆 2 месяца назад

    so great