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:

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Комментарии: 4 761

  • Private Master
    Private Master 4 минуты назад

    How did he manage visa for visiting those country?

  • Koonsville
    Koonsville 3 часа назад

    One of the best tedtalks I've ever seen. Really enlightening on core values and human nature.

  • Thiago Cantão
    Thiago Cantão 11 часов назад

    Hey guys, I wanna hit the road , travel around the world and share amazing experience. My home town friends don't wanna do that coz they called it craziness. Someone to enjoy me in this adventure

  • Anurag Kumar
    Anurag Kumar 11 часов назад

    Man, actually you already passes pakistan, Indian didn't warn you about anyone.

  • Anurag Kumar
    Anurag Kumar 11 часов назад

    what about visa???

  • Aju Karthikeyan
    Aju Karthikeyan 18 часов назад

    yes very Interesting to watch this Amazing guy to travelling to world for me this inspirational ... Thanks T P

  • mudit mittal
    mudit mittal 1 день назад

    But how did he managed to get visa for different countries without money? Or i have i missed something?
    Can anyone please answer.

  • Yogesh Sinkar
    Yogesh Sinkar 1 день назад

    Song at 6:48 Alexi Murdoch - All My Days. You are welcome

  • Amazing Videos
    Amazing Videos 1 день назад

    anybody wants to join me for the same? in India

  • Dragonfly
    Dragonfly 1 день назад

    Amazing Ted talk💟 I've watched quite a few Ted talks and this one was one of the best. I've travelled to over 15 countries and lived in 7, so I have some experience, yet to travel like this still blows my mind and gets me nervous just thinking of it. Especially because I'm female, sadly. But it's just some more precautions to take. I will get my degree first and work some. After that I'm joining on that road. 😊👍👍

  • Israel Manrique
    Israel Manrique 2 дня назад

    Get upрpр toоо 1000$ short tеerm lоооoаn heere =>

  • Charlie Gu
    Charlie Gu 2 дня назад

    I don't wanna tell you the truth, but first you need to hold a powerful passport...

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2 дня назад

    So funny and inspiring!

  • M1NDZ
    M1NDZ 2 дня назад

    Im 19, With almost no money as Well I went to Asia, I Just got back from travelling for 4 months, What an experience.. i miss it already 🌎

  • Shibilin
    Shibilin 2 дня назад

    after 20 years from nw u will more disappointed by the things that u didn't do than u did

  • mahakhalil1
    mahakhalil1 2 дня назад

    You neglected to recognize that a large part of why this was possible and relatively safe for you to do is that you are a white, European, male...

  • Brianna
    Brianna 3 дня назад

    I didn't have time to watch the whole video. I do have one question. What about racism and sexism? As a black female, I'm not sure which countries and specifically which cities would be safe and accepting of me outside of common diverse travel destinations. White men can easily travel because of their global stigma. I am not here to start a race war or cause problems. This is a legit concern of mine. Don't call me a racist, feminist or other useless insults. I just want advice on this concern. That is all.

  • Naims Bond
    Naims Bond 3 дня назад

    it's amazing thanx 4 sharing !!!

  • S Kumar
    S Kumar 3 дня назад

    Awesome man

  • karimkopra
    karimkopra 3 дня назад

    i don`t trust the streets of my own country
    i`m sorry but i love my kidney very mush

  • Akshay Walia
    Akshay Walia 3 дня назад


  • karimkopra
    karimkopra 3 дня назад

    i said wow ..that`s really a small audience

  • Technopian
    Technopian 4 дня назад

    indian here. agree completely. we love peace

  • Aden Khalif
    Aden Khalif 4 дня назад

    change the title to, "how to travel the world with your white male privilege card."

  • Fatma Marouani
    Fatma Marouani 4 дня назад

    I'd really like to travel like him and live freely but I'm not brave enough to do it and i think it's because of the amount of American horror movies that i saw and all these serial killers shit.. Added to that I'm a 20 year old girl

  • Sangram Singh Rajvi
    Sangram Singh Rajvi 4 дня назад

    "..... Indians didn't warn me about anything😂, they are like last frontiers."

  • Sharun Garg
    Sharun Garg 5 дней назад

    Yujraj Singh English version.

  • Seraph 37
    Seraph 37 5 дней назад

    I intend to travel the world throughout my life. And I'll be taking my future wife so she can feel safe doing it. Either way I've started early... cause I ain't waiting. Lol

  • First Last
    First Last 5 дней назад

    One of the amazing ted talks that I watched!

  • First Last
    First Last 5 дней назад

    12:58 i think its true, i've only travelled to one country and I interacted with the locals eventhough they dint speak english, but I was surprised to find many things similar, the family things(even thogh different race) and many day to day things that we see in our country n people talk in my country, it was basically the same. I just laughed at myself : I thought I traveled to another place thinking people would be different here, and look where I ended up!

  • Monique Simas
    Monique Simas 5 дней назад


  • Alex Spencer
    Alex Spencer 5 дней назад

    Don't forget the Clay! :D

  • Asmit Ghimire
    Asmit Ghimire 5 дней назад

    Did you travel nepal?
    Nepalese are the most helpful and happy people around the world

  • Pseudo
    Pseudo 5 дней назад

    Simply wow! But can a girl take the risk of hitchhiking and couch surfing? Am sure most of us would have this question in mind.

  • Tj Cunt
    Tj Cunt 5 дней назад

    idk i could understand that people wont harm you if you do what this dude did, but that being said if people know you have money or your someone important eg. celeb or even look like one. you probably will be harmed either physically or financially

  • rajen joshi
    rajen joshi 5 дней назад

    amazing.. inspirational..! and yeah we Indians r always welcoming n don't threaten people.. haha just kidding!.

  • ganesh gundeti
    ganesh gundeti 5 дней назад

    can i know the name of the website

  • Tenzin Zomkey
    Tenzin Zomkey 6 дней назад

    I always wanted to travel, hopefully soon m gonna hit the road. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  • Captain Vietnam
    Captain Vietnam 6 дней назад

    from MMD

  • Eric Nguyen
    Eric Nguyen 6 дней назад

    Came from MMD

  • zane marcelo
    zane marcelo 6 дней назад

    This is dangerous they might kidnap and rape you, you know but so what go for it.

  • Dean the Machine
    Dean the Machine 6 дней назад

    A real Inspiration and very funny 😂

  • Cali Babe
    Cali Babe 6 дней назад

    Hello from Croatia

    • Cali Babe
      Cali Babe 6 дней назад

      Wishing to leave

  • Wealth On A String
    Wealth On A String 7 дней назад

    The world is full of friends you haven't met yet.
    I've hosted over 150 travellers on my couch via couchsurfing and Helpx from all walks of life and countries - 18 year olds to 80 year olds.
    I've also travelled all my life.
    I'm 47 now, a Mum & a student and we travel on school holidays - we squat with friends, couchsurf, camp or stay in inexpensive homestays.
    We live in Australia and earn below the average yearly income, choose to live below our means and in a small unit instead of a house - last year we went to France, Bali and Gili Air off Lombok.
    Next week we are driving 3000 kilometres to see the Barrier Reef - as a family of 3 it's cheaper to go by car than by air so we're making an adventure of it with sleeping bags, tents and hopefully a couchsurfing host along the way.
    At the end of this year we might go to Thailand to volunteer on an eco community where we only need to buy our food and help 3 hours a day or we might head further north to Nepal where we would like to help out Circus Kathmandu with some of their projects.
    The world is exciting and full of opportunities and adventures - once you start on the journey and open yourself to the world you make friends and share information that makes the path less scary and much easier. Just save that 1$ instead of getting that chocolate bar, tell your friends you can't see them at the restaurant but how about dinner at home with a pot of pasta and board games instead? Use the library, have a garage sale and host some travellers - it's not impossible.

  • Michael Gibson
    Michael Gibson 7 дней назад

    The thumbnail looked like weed

  • Atal Here
    Atal Here 7 дней назад

    He does not say taking a VISA of any other country in Afghanistan is more expensive than a ticket to that country.

  • abhinav sharma
    abhinav sharma 7 дней назад

    i ws already planning a trip nd ths video worked a lot bow..i got know how i cn do it without 💰 ...thnk u so much

  • abdul Majid
    abdul Majid 8 дней назад

    Tbh this is a good story....but honestly when you are a. Muslim and black so Many countries will reject u or not give u visa especially if u are from a 3rd world country. But still even he had the same scares and travelled so who knows .. ;)

  • ADR Trampo
    ADR Trampo 8 дней назад

    in Kosovo this is impossible because we aren't part of the Shengen

  • Eva Valeros
    Eva Valeros 8 дней назад

    Is it possible to cross countries without visas?

  • Legionary Cohort
    Legionary Cohort 8 дней назад

    I know what Im going to do. Im gonna do my freshman year ir university and earn money in night shifts at work. save up a shit ton of cash and dont spend it on shit that I dont need and next summer... oh boy 3month trip around Europe and North America

  • Indra Yadav
    Indra Yadav 8 дней назад

    Indians din't warn me about anyone, I don't know, 14:56 was epic.. :D

  • Oceanofsand1981
    Oceanofsand1981 8 дней назад

    Thanks for the advice about that balance in life: "stay in one place but still do not loose that intensity"

  • Dawid Dudek
    Dawid Dudek 9 дней назад

    I am Polish 27 man, looking for someone to start from London, and totally leave thia boring state of life, we could work during travel for some people

  • Suleiman Baajun
    Suleiman Baajun 9 дней назад

    Right I'm off I'm packing my bag lol... Great video thank you buddy.. god bless you

  • Sheldon Fernandes
    Sheldon Fernandes 9 дней назад

    What about visa?

  • Dilli PH
    Dilli PH 9 дней назад

    ready to start.....hope I will cover the entire world before I die.....

  • Gesteppie
    Gesteppie 10 дней назад

    I think most people who'd want to do this would struggle to even find the finance to get a passport, let alone travel abroad.

  • Kh. Zanika Mahmud Joty
    Kh. Zanika Mahmud Joty 11 дней назад

    my my... i want to head the road like that...

  • Jack Mountain
    Jack Mountain 11 дней назад

    One of my favourite ted talks! Thanks a lot!

  • Lauren Basamot
    Lauren Basamot 12 дней назад

    I found this video to be inspiring and hilarious .

  • Sommy Logic
    Sommy Logic 12 дней назад

    " i lost the job, i lost the money , i lost the meaning"

  • Nathan Roberts
    Nathan Roberts 12 дней назад

    Who dislikes this stuff?

  • Manish Singh
    Manish Singh 13 дней назад

    India is great 😊

  • Akmal Salem
    Akmal Salem 13 дней назад

    That was BRAVE...

  • kanra orihara
    kanra orihara 13 дней назад

    Dear women: If you want to do it: Hitchhike. Don't let anyone stop you, just try it. Use your mind and look at the driver before you get in. That's all you need to do. I mostly move around that way while travelling since I'm seventheen and I will go to my next trip soon. Don't listen to people telling storys, that never travelled hitchhiking themselves about rapists and scary-movie-Killers. It's an amazing experience and being female is no reason to be scared of it, as long as you are a little cautious (which everyone should be either way before and while driving with strangers). I wish you all a wonderfull trip!

  • Philine Reck
    Philine Reck 13 дней назад

    I feel so bad everytime I drive by a hitchhiker. I'm such a depressed asshole though, people would probably regret entering my car anyway :D

  • David Livingstone
    David Livingstone 14 дней назад

    Won't the people at the embassy check on your bank balance before you enter a country?

  • Matthew Anthrax
    Matthew Anthrax 14 дней назад

    Im just gonna go to Alaska now.Packing my bags and roadtripping or maybe i would just hitchhike.

  • schalazeal07
    schalazeal07 14 дней назад

    Hahahaha!!! :D Another great talk! I'm not as brave as this guy and I don't wanna hitchhike but I can be pretty brave sometimes!
    I love it when people challenge themselves and go out of their comfort zones. That's one of the things that I try to do with myself when I wanna get better and gain more experiences. :) And media does portray the world to be a very violent place with very violent people in an exaggerating way. Travel is one of the keys to unlocking unique knowledge about the world and oneself. :)

  • Toyin Godson
    Toyin Godson 14 дней назад

    i met dis guy in india :)

  • Ondrej Hrdy
    Ondrej Hrdy 14 дней назад

    I have only one question. Is there a college for a professional traffic diverter?

  • Mihirr Barik
    Mihirr Barik 15 дней назад

    OMG,That was a awesome talk.Narrated beautifully ,giving insight into many things ,it touched to the core of my heart.One more thing i would like to add as to "why India seemed to be Last frontier to Tomislav Perko " is that It is in the culture of Indian people to treate every people like a member of family,irrespective of which colours,cast,and creed they belong to.It is written in ethos of India-Vasudheba kutumbakam-The whole world is A Family.

  • Da ny
    Da ny 15 дней назад

    I wish i could travel like that but It's not really safe when you're a woman traveling alone

  • Danyal Vigil
    Danyal Vigil 15 дней назад

    omg all these women need to stop making their gender as an excuse to throw away your dreams. buy a tazer or a knife. guys get kidnapped/assaulted /raped too (shia lebouf got raped. Think higher than that.

  • Inon Zur
    Inon Zur 15 дней назад

    Gеet pрреrsoоооnaaaal loaaаan hеееerе =>

  • Adel rizky
    Adel rizky 15 дней назад

    Gеt рpраydaаay lоans fаst hеrе =>

  • Brian Lee
    Brian Lee 15 дней назад

    Nice Video..You can share it on your First Fate Social Network profile as well.. Worth a lot of Reputation points LOL... You can recommend some great travel spots to your followers via FF MapMyJourney..

  • Michael Mebratu
    Michael Mebratu 15 дней назад

    Amazing and funny!!! Thanks

  • Zac Idzham
    Zac Idzham 15 дней назад

    im look for the couch web site that tomislav said, but i cant find it. can someone share the link here :) plzz.

  • Sanu
    Sanu 15 дней назад


  • Anand Baburajan
    Anand Baburajan 16 дней назад

    Just jump into the Pacific Ocean.

  • 天扬葛
    天扬葛 16 дней назад

    Lets Go!!!!
    Oh wait...... I have a Chinese passport

  • tampakwon ng
    tampakwon ng 16 дней назад

    I really love to travel someone plz help me 😂

  • atanliar
    atanliar 16 дней назад

    Most countries in the West have already banned hitchhiking although most people in the Third World Nations continue, good-naturedly, to assist travelers they encounter. Hitch-hiking is just another term for Freeloading . Young people should work and save some money if they want to travel and not to enjoy at the expense of others, who are worse off than you in the Third World !

  • Caroline Cannon
    Caroline Cannon 16 дней назад

    As a female traveling is ALOT scarier especially hitch hiking and couch surfing and traveling in more "dangerous" places. But my want to travel is crazy

  • Alen arteezy
    Alen arteezy 16 дней назад

    partner anyone seriouse? 😂😂

  • TravelWsal
    TravelWsal 17 дней назад

    so ive traveled 13 countries idk how im supposed to travel 200 more xD

  • jin Ali
    jin Ali 17 дней назад

    one of the best talks I've listened to in a while 👌👌

  • BaDum Tss
    BaDum Tss 17 дней назад

    A lot of us don't have passports that will just get us everywhere. Plus even if I managed to go to Australia I wouldn't be able to legally work there, even temporarily, he forgot how we third-worlders could get past that obstacle.

  • Ahmed Al-kanan
    Ahmed Al-kanan 17 дней назад

    whoever wants to visit Iraq I'm​honored to host you, I'm living in the South in Basra province, there are a lot to discover specially Babyl, Sumer and all other misopitamian civilizations. find me in couchsurfing

  • Ruben Roubish
    Ruben Roubish 17 дней назад

    Very inspiring...

    MRI NMR 18 дней назад

    He reminds me of Gru from the minions movie

  • Apu
    Apu 18 дней назад

    Inspiring ... Indians didn't warned of anyone ! Being an Indian I must say most Indians warned of Pakisthani

  • NomadCreations
    NomadCreations 18 дней назад

    Awesome talk, loved it!

  • Mary welcome
    Mary welcome 18 дней назад

    While talking he seems unconcerned and this is more funny😅

  • Elektroinstal Servisni Centar
    Elektroinstal Servisni Centar 18 дней назад

    or in other words how to be trailer trash

  • Dominik Cerny
    Dominik Cerny 18 дней назад

    I have dreamed about life like this.. I also made a plans.
    Today I meet you here and I am very pleased that there are pleople like I am...
    THANK YOU very much and I wish you good luck! ;)

  • Hardik Gameti
    Hardik Gameti 18 дней назад

    if u are from 1st world countries you no need to pay for visa ....but for us as Indian we have to pay heafthy visa fees !

  • Laughing Stock
    Laughing Stock 18 дней назад