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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  • Hamadache Bahi
    Hamadache Bahi 10 часов назад

    This man is hilarious ♥

  • Karmel
    Karmel День назад

    been wanting to travel to the UK for about 2 years now, what ya'll think? should I do it?

  • Pradeep u
    Pradeep u День назад

    awesome dude

  • divy rajrishi
    divy rajrishi День назад

    How you got visa of different countries

  • divy rajrishi
    divy rajrishi День назад

    How charge mobile and laptop etc

  • Keshav Dev
    Keshav Dev 3 дня назад

    Your passport is very powerful man..1 Gurney passport one of the most powerful passport in the world.
    2 .your money also very powerful.

  • Melek Kübra Çatıklı
    Melek Kübra Çatıklı 4 дня назад

    Türkler Kürtleri öldürüyor ibaresini Son derece absürd buldum .

  • Daniel Reiman
    Daniel Reiman 4 дня назад

    dudes advise was hitch hike sleep on peoples coach or in park and my favorite eat out of dumpster

  • Natasha Natasha
    Natasha Natasha 4 дня назад

    I also agree with Isha . world is not same for men and women ........
    I wish such barrier of thinking will remove......
    n we get equal freedom......

  • Babuschka2.0
    Babuschka2.0 5 дней назад +2

    What about VISA?

  • Kira1Lawliet
    Kira1Lawliet 5 дней назад

    I'm sorry, but hitchhiking is one cheap alternative I think I'll be willing to forgo. I know the chances of getting picked up by some crazy person are exaggerated in movies and the media, but I still don't like the odds (especially when traveling in a poorer country) of getting a ride with someone like a thief or a crazy person, because once you're in their car, you're basically at their mercy. No matter how low the odds, you NEVER want to put yourself at the mercy of a stranger. I think I'll splurge on whatever public transportation I can get, thank you.

  • Travelling Kids Family Holidays with Adela

    Great tips for people who enjoy hitchhiking. However, I like my hotels and planes ;)

  • pratik bhawsar
    pratik bhawsar 6 дней назад

    This is one of the best ted talks I ever watched.

  • MegF
    MegF 7 дней назад

    You will remember "as long as you live"? Maybe, but people get dementia and all those travels and experiences would then be forgotten. Support Alzheimer's Research. Just sayin...

  • huda's space
    huda's space 9 дней назад

    I am going to travel the whole world one day, this was inspiring!

  • huda's space
    huda's space 9 дней назад

    I loved this

  • vireen thakare
    vireen thakare 9 дней назад

    what about visa & passport

  • random
    random 9 дней назад

    someone gooo with meee

  • riya lawania
    riya lawania 10 дней назад

    Indians don't have any negetive thoughts abouts other countries wow🙂 proud

  • Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa
    Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa 10 дней назад

    TEDx Talks, please supporting , thanks

  • JMB
    JMB 10 дней назад

    I can't even hitchhike in my own country..

  • JMB
    JMB 10 дней назад

    Way easier to do it as a man. Specially a big/tall white one.

  • Maddie Seifer
    Maddie Seifer 11 дней назад

    As a 5’5” woman, I’m not sure I would be able to do anything like this alone ever.....

  • 네 꿈을 펼쳐라! DREAM-ON!
    네 꿈을 펼쳐라! DREAM-ON! 11 дней назад +1

    Inspirational....Thank you~~ hi from Jeonju, Korea.

  • thelittlemuffet
    thelittlemuffet 11 дней назад

    My nightmare.

  • Deepak Choudhury
    Deepak Choudhury 12 дней назад

    Till date best tedx

  • deepankar singh
    deepankar singh 12 дней назад


  • Сергей Плугатырюв
    Сергей Плугатырюв 12 дней назад +1

    It is good when you live in Eupore but i am russian and cant travel so easy cause i need many documents to do this😥

  • Hardik Manocha
    Hardik Manocha 12 дней назад +1


  • Krush Works
    Krush Works 12 дней назад

    Good topic. Nice video. Cool stuff.

  • Ariot Myrtaj
    Ariot Myrtaj 13 дней назад

    In Mexico, a white American girl taught me how to hitchhike.. I was amazed! :)

  • Talidah Putri
    Talidah Putri 13 дней назад


  • Michael009
    Michael009 14 дней назад

    Not to be negative or anything, but essentially what he's saying is how to "beg your way around the world"

  • nebitnojemojeime
    nebitnojemojeime 14 дней назад

    You’re pretty amazing.

  • Vaisakh Somanath
    Vaisakh Somanath 14 дней назад

    Super cool guy

  • Staso Stergelj
    Staso Stergelj 14 дней назад

    nista novo. To sam ja radijo prije 40 godina !

  • Devika Lakshmeesha
    Devika Lakshmeesha 15 дней назад

    very much inspiring

    KETAN RAMTEKE 15 дней назад

    He is fun to listen to.

  • Muse J
    Muse J 15 дней назад

    A woman can't hitchhike like that and expect everything to be the same, though..

  • wiki iqubal
    wiki iqubal 15 дней назад

    Very much genuine..and funny.

  • ChadHesdon
    ChadHesdon 17 дней назад

    What a talk...I'm option 3..

    JERRIN THOMAS 17 дней назад

    For a country that became independent in 1991, they can travel to 158 countries with visa free or visa on arrival. Lucky people

  • Hadassah jackson
    Hadassah jackson 19 дней назад

    He would be a great missionary and I pray he does greatly in his life he's already done so great

  • sara arizmendi
    sara arizmendi 19 дней назад

    Such an inspiration

  • Mostafa Ali
    Mostafa Ali 19 дней назад


  • Edwin Howell
    Edwin Howell 19 дней назад

    there was a man who did his 3 std and failed . and became a teacher to a collage level , for 15 years.

  • suyrriah xo
    suyrriah xo 20 дней назад

    I want to travel with my siberian huskey is it possible

  • Kristal Wolff
    Kristal Wolff 21 день назад

    Thats me right there ✨🙌🙏

  • doron uzan
    doron uzan 22 дня назад

    good one!

  • sanjeev sampla
    sanjeev sampla 22 дня назад


  • DeMarcus Martinez
    DeMarcus Martinez 22 дня назад

    Once I get out of high school I want to live in a Jeep and travel America

  • soldaman132
    soldaman132 22 дня назад

    if you wanna travel the world and get paid to do it, join the army

  • Flora Amy
    Flora Amy 22 дня назад

    Love the talk, but my problem would be to ask strangers if I could rest at their house. I mean how do you ask for this ? :'D

  • Bugaloo Skrimp
    Bugaloo Skrimp 23 дня назад

    Please do this in the United States. You’ll make it as far as you can walk, and you’ll probably end up arrested lmao

  • NailMultiSkills
    NailMultiSkills 23 дня назад

    There will b a day..m gonna b there in ted

  • Venomlily16
    Venomlily16 24 дня назад +1

    I wonder what other SAFER alternatives there are to change the rut I'm in . I'm so tired of living this way . I don't have a job or any marketable skills . I went to a community college but couldn't afford to continue long enough to start in any profession . My diabetes has taken a turn for the worse and now my legs throb with my kidneys . I'm tired ALL THE TIME . It feels like I'm turning old before my time . I think if anyone were to write a story about my life, they would kill themselves before they even got past the third chapter, especially if they started where I am now reflecting over my "achievements " .

    • thebeatgoeson
      thebeatgoeson День назад

      Look into a daily regimen of ground cayenne pepper and turmeric and half a squeezed lemon. Start with a quarter teaspoon twice a day mixed with four ounces of warm/hot water and work your way up to a full teaspoon of each. You will be amazed.
      If you're on blood thinners and blood pressure medicines you'll need to convince your doctor to help you switch over and sometimes that's a difficult thing. Just remember that where there's a will, there is a way. It's up to you.
      Best of luck...and do your own research.

    • Dianne roy
      Dianne roy 24 дня назад

      Venomlily16 it seems like you are really suffering, physically and emotionally. Just a suggestion, but have you looked at your diet? You don't want to die at a young age. I would first suggest you get a hold of your health, then start to look at changes you can make with your life. Wishing you good health

  • InCaseOfEmergency EatAss
    InCaseOfEmergency EatAss 24 дня назад

    Rule #753 of hitchhiking: Don't be a woman or a teenager

  • Infinity Slayz
    Infinity Slayz 24 дня назад

    how many lessons did he skip?

  • stylish marker
    stylish marker 24 дня назад

    if anyone willing to travel like this plzzzz ping me in my whatsapp;;; I'm an Indian and i love travelling... 8332020420 add +91 as it is country code

  • Twistie G
    Twistie G 24 дня назад

    This chap is awesome, but it's quite strange to see someone advocating for hitchhiking in today's world (coming from a girl who has hitched A LOT.)
    There's a fine line between facing the world fearlessly and being realistic about the dangerous psychopaths out there - enter Ivan Milat or Ed Kemper for example.
    Hitching can be a great experience, but it is incredibly risky.

  • backpacker imblo
    backpacker imblo 25 дней назад

    hoax....but i want to traveling no money

  • backpacker imblo
    backpacker imblo 25 дней назад

    hoax....but i want to traveling no money

  • J.R. Productions
    J.R. Productions 25 дней назад +1

    This story is awesome, but when you are a vagabond for Jesus, well... You'll never stop. Hehe.

  • J.R. Productions
    J.R. Productions 25 дней назад +1

    He should've never shaved his head, now he's pulling a classic "LeBron James" cut...

  • gespilk
    gespilk 25 дней назад

    LIAR !
    Bacteria and disease is everywhere!

  • Tobias Tellefsen
    Tobias Tellefsen 25 дней назад

    Very wise and amazing guy😁😁

  • kishormani adhikari
    kishormani adhikari 25 дней назад

    Dont he need any visa ?

  • fjellyo32
    fjellyo32 25 дней назад +2

    The pictures with the Germans is probably from the 80s^^

  • Hemanta Murmu
    Hemanta Murmu 26 дней назад

    I'm from India,,, How can I be world tour without money can you help contact number is 8895014091

  • Edvinas
    Edvinas 26 дней назад

    People, lets go somewhere?

  • Richard Heinz
    Richard Heinz 26 дней назад +1

    back in my day we called these people freeloaders. bums.

    • TheSmartPorcupine
      TheSmartPorcupine 13 дней назад

      Shortsighted. Where I grew up there were people who would call them "freeloaders", but then again there were people who respected their "quest." So, no, your circle does not represent the whole world. It represents your way of thinking only.

    • Richard Heinz
      Richard Heinz 13 дней назад

      TheSmartPorcupine... they actually do represent my circle. there are only so many types of people in this world. and the number is pretty small. everyone in my circle and people around town represent them all. if they are freeloaders here, then they are freeloaders no matter where they travel.

    • TheSmartPorcupine
      TheSmartPorcupine 14 дней назад

      Not everyone did. Just remember that your circle does not represent whole of society.

  • vaibhavnitesh
    vaibhavnitesh 26 дней назад

    Good but not practical.

  • Guru Bhullar
    Guru Bhullar 27 дней назад

    but what about the visas, dude!

  • Sahil Rally
    Sahil Rally 27 дней назад

    Welcome our home INDIA !

  • Sumit Singh
    Sumit Singh 27 дней назад

    what about visa for countries we will be visiting

  • Sunnieee _
    Sunnieee _ 27 дней назад +1

    When ur too broke

  • Jose Espinoza
    Jose Espinoza 28 дней назад

    Definitely doing this after college, a job can wait

  • Mutha Flela
    Mutha Flela 28 дней назад

    its so pretty on the video but in really its really annoing exhausting , [ with no money ]etc

  • azaz z
    azaz z 28 дней назад

    switched off after i heard "i was a stock broker"

  • Yashwardhan Bhardwaj
    Yashwardhan Bhardwaj Месяц назад +3

    I loved it. I like the enthusiasm of this person

  • Фархад Абдуллаев
    Фархад Абдуллаев Месяц назад

    Call my name

  • elana vlahandreas
    elana vlahandreas Месяц назад +2

    I’m over 60 female. Traveling the world volunteer work at beautiful resorts, houses, Asia, Europe, teach English, pet sit, best time of my life, where ever they tell you not to go I GO. And I left the jet set world behind. This is more meaning than anything. Next place Mexico to rich beautiful safe areas, take my dollar there, and be rich. More gangs in Oakland than other world. Oh and they all have education and speak 2 languages outside the USA.

    • sanjeev sampla
      sanjeev sampla 22 дня назад +1

      elana vlahandreas in advance, welcome to India if you will travel, must travel ..... It is said that if you ever wants to travel whole world in one country then travel India. You can find whole world in India. . . .idk famous person said this about India.

  • Idahoborn66
    Idahoborn66 Месяц назад

    I often pick up hitchhikers, but when they first get in the truck, I tell them I am giving them a ride so don't hit me up for money

  • Tattyana Bertrand
    Tattyana Bertrand Месяц назад

    Amazing!! Inspiring ...

  • shasashu
    shasashu Месяц назад

    So.. basically, live like a homeless beggar.

  • Ivan Grozev
    Ivan Grozev Месяц назад +4

    This sounds all well and good but after studying forensic medicine for a while I can certainly confirm that the world IS a very dangerous place

  • yasir bhat
    yasir bhat Месяц назад

    Anyone wants to travel kashmir

  • raazkalra kalra
    raazkalra kalra Месяц назад

    The first question in my mind is how do you get multi country visa without money?
    Hitchhiking work in a country but not work to cross the border? How did you cross the border? Would you explain or just by Hitchhiking ?

  • Salil Saleem
    Salil Saleem Месяц назад

    what a life man , great :)


    "Indians din't warne about any one"this sentence is good in your journy all around the world.

  • Vishal Singh
    Vishal Singh Месяц назад


  • Mohammad Hossain
    Mohammad Hossain Месяц назад

    It's amazing!!!!!!!

  • Silver T Lyneng
    Silver T Lyneng Месяц назад

    Excellent Presentation !!

  • seb
    seb Месяц назад

    “The World Should Be Free For Human Exploration”

  • Lost with Ty
    Lost with Ty Месяц назад

    Hey amazing video Tom. Does anyone have the name and artist for the song used? Cheers everyone safe travels

  • Shanti Haring
    Shanti Haring Месяц назад

    Großartiger, inspirierender und witziger Vortrag! He is soooo right!

  • Micah Thorner
    Micah Thorner Месяц назад

    How to travel the world. Bum off of somebody else! 😄

  • GamingWithShadow
    GamingWithShadow Месяц назад

    I died laughing when he talked how Croats warned him about Serbs, Serbs about Bulgarians, Bulgarians about Turks etc.

  • Ken Mathews
    Ken Mathews Месяц назад


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    LilyGrace • Месяц назад +3

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