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: 5 235

  • Lea Tanesha
    Lea Tanesha 31 минуту назад

    haha this is the best :D

  • Xx_N0B0DY_xX
    Xx_N0B0DY_xX Час назад

    Annnnd another reason I am happy I was born a male

  • shawarmageddonit
    shawarmageddonit 7 часов назад

    Videos like these are why YouTube needs a 'heart' button.

  • Nik Maheshwari
    Nik Maheshwari 11 часов назад +1

    Look alike yuvraj singh..

  • Princess Wahid
    Princess Wahid 14 часов назад

    But how is it possible? We need visa for each countries

  • Rj Naveed
    Rj Naveed День назад

    Sir can I join you? I live in Pakistan....

  • krutoyinfo
    krutoyinfo День назад

    smells egoistic. you won't travel whole life. what will you eat when you get older?

  • Pirah Sapna
    Pirah Sapna 2 дня назад

    Seems like dream 😬

  • Arun Kukku
    Arun Kukku 4 дня назад

    world traveling is my dream

  • a5k0r79 7//3
    a5k0r79 7//3 6 дней назад

    So he was basically a bum and enjoyed his life at the expense of other's time and resources

  • Siros Ali
    Siros Ali 7 дней назад

    This video definitely changed the way i was thinking about life, thank you so much

  • JD&Friends
    JD&Friends 7 дней назад

    Did not find the right partner yet

  • Jamersom Cesar Drumond Silva
    Jamersom Cesar Drumond Silva 7 дней назад

    simply amazing!!!

  • Dhruv Baria
    Dhruv Baria 8 дней назад

    I tried to get into US by hitchhiking through ship ,I don't know why the US Navy guards stopped me and asked for Visa.I am in jail now.

  • Bibek Aryal
    Bibek Aryal 8 дней назад

    what about VISA ??

  • Nathan Sison
    Nathan Sison 9 дней назад

    I would love too. I'm just 22 and had been couchsurfing around Asia and been based outside my native country (Philippines) since graduating from college but can't travel further due to the need to apply for tourist visa for Europe and the West.

  • Noe Clements
    Noe Clements 9 дней назад


  • Café au lait
    Café au lait 9 дней назад

    This only works if you're a white dude from a nice country. If you're POC, a woman, from the third world or all three like myself, good luck. I'd probably be ruined in just visa fees lol.

  • Mh4Productions
    Mh4Productions 9 дней назад

    According to all of these comments, I guess if you're a woman or if you have dark skin, you literally can't travel. I guess you guys gotta just stay at home; no opportunities are out there for you and your only safety is within your own home with your own people. (satire) I believe that this way of thinking is an impediment to one's ability to experience travel at it's most basic/least costly. Of course if you're a woman, there might be some creepy dudes out there looking to exploit your solitude. Simple fix: travel with friends or your partner... it's as simple as that. And even if you are alone, you can still have like, mace or something. Regarding the skin color issue... I don't necessarily think that that would matter, especially considering where you're traveling. I mean, even if you are being treated badly by the people in the car, at least you're IN the car; they didn't have to pick you up. Anyways, basically what I'm saying here is stop complaining. It's annoying to hear "oh only white males can do this" when this guy just wants to show you how to live a happy life. If you want to do it, do it. Don't let your worries or insecurities regarding demographics control your ability to travel. Stop whining about why you can't do it and how the world is terrible; do it and make the world a little less terrible.

  • Issho San
    Issho San 10 дней назад

    I just need a place to sleep, some food and water, and some weed

  • Raden Febry
    Raden Febry 10 дней назад

    Go out there, enjoy your life and challenge yourself...!!!

  • ThatOnePerson
    ThatOnePerson 11 дней назад +1

    Lol, not only do you have to be a white male to do this, you also need to have a nice passport from a nice country. I have a Colombian passport and the amount of limitations and checks and raised eyebrows they give you is so ridiculous I'd just rather never freaking travel

  • Explorer Nick
    Explorer Nick 11 дней назад

    I hitch hiked in Japan from Tokyo to Fukuoka. I'll make a video on this soon actually!

    Guess I gotta travel out soon... Gotta make it happen! cool video

  • Internet Stranger
    Internet Stranger 11 дней назад +1

    I almost forgot I was a girl

  • Thi Diem Quynh Doan
    Thi Diem Quynh Doan 12 дней назад

    It is the fifth time i watch this video.
    Once time, I talked to my friend that I want to go backpacking to West Asia after graduating from school in 2 years but he said "it is dangerous, you are a girl and when you travel alone you maybe killed or raped". I am really scared and I wish I was a man that I can go anywhere i want 😢😢

  • Pavan Kethineedi
    Pavan Kethineedi 12 дней назад

    I reached India and nobody warned me about other countries, that is India. We could only love ,visit India to get it !

  • Blair McClure
    Blair McClure 13 дней назад

    I'd love to do that but it isn't safe for the average woman to do the same 😓

  • Hoang Vinh
    Hoang Vinh 13 дней назад +1

    I think only american can do that. Im Vietnamese, so if I want to travel to other country Must show proof about my income, Visa... no money no travel :((

  • Meemik
    Meemik 14 дней назад

    good advice !! love it

  • Sarah 1
    Sarah 1 14 дней назад

    This is perfect

  • Akshara M Ramesh
    Akshara M Ramesh 14 дней назад

    wish I was a boy.then I would have nothin to be afraid of

    • BluBerry537
      BluBerry537 13 дней назад

      I'm a girl and I did it by myself. Only for 5 weeks though and I didn't leave Europe :)

  • Simply Sookie
    Simply Sookie 14 дней назад +1

    Girls! Do travel if YOU want to. Yes take a friend, yes be smart about it and yes perhaps bring some (a lot of) pepperspay. But DO go out there. Explore the world. Get new experiences. Don't let them stop you just because you're a girl.

  • ngali
    ngali 14 дней назад

    Three words and one name - rich countries only - Ivan Milat

    There's something not right about begging your way around the world when you're in empoverished regions.

  • Lol Phan
    Lol Phan 15 дней назад

    so how do i do it with a pet? it's not possible right? if not, i'm killing everything i love for myself. i'm done being delayed. first i was too young, then my sister gives me a dog in highschool that i can't get rid of because it's my best and only friend. I AM NOT GETTING A WORTHLESS JOB JUST SO I CAN PAY FOR A DEFORMED DOG TO GO ON TRIPS WITH ME IN A FUTURE WHERE MY DOG MIGHT JUST BE DEAD ANYWAYS DUE TO TIME.

  • Nik Anissimov
    Nik Anissimov 15 дней назад

    Subtitle arabic

  • Nat Babe
    Nat Babe 15 дней назад

    Mmm I don't see hitchhiking an option for girls or you have a health issue or condition

  • Meta Reimie
    Meta Reimie 15 дней назад

    To all the females commenting here about not being able to do it. Im a guy & I wouldn't even like to do it. I came here to, simply, experience it, vicariously.

  • akshat kumar
    akshat kumar 15 дней назад

    One of the advantages of being a white skinned Caucasian male.

  • Vivien Rougegrez
    Vivien Rougegrez 15 дней назад

    Another funny guy selling bullshit for what ? Cash money beware

  • Ali Kaya
    Ali Kaya 16 дней назад

    I shouted that Oh really! Is it possible? As soon as I saw the title lol😂

  • Gurpreet Singh
    Gurpreet Singh 16 дней назад

    how you get visa for all the countries around the world n what was the fees that u paid for visa...plz reply

  • m k
    m k 16 дней назад

    I want to travel the whole world....but I have no money

  • m k
    m k 16 дней назад

    I want to travel the whole world....but I have no money

    • Fabian C
      Fabian C 14 дней назад

      Me too, but our time will come. I'm sure about that

  • Pretty Xeena
    Pretty Xeena 16 дней назад

    This is where being a woman kills me

  • Conceptual Panda
    Conceptual Panda 17 дней назад


  • Adam Luo
    Adam Luo 17 дней назад

    TBH, if I were a white male, I could do the same. imagine why you never see a black or Asian face present in these kinds of activities.

  • fdxdhg
    fdxdhg 18 дней назад

    I would rather not travel, than travel like he has..

  • Joseph K
    Joseph K 18 дней назад

    I wish I could do this but as a straight white man, this is FAR too dangerous

  • Ryan Lovett
    Ryan Lovett 18 дней назад +1

    this guy is cool af

  • Bo bo
    Bo bo 18 дней назад

    I could beat this guy on traveling even though I've never travelled much. He is teaching dumpster diving and hitchhiking sounds like he's teaching how to be a HoBo 😂

  • Catherine Mengue
    Catherine Mengue 18 дней назад

    This is outrageous and illegal.

  • Jake Ciechoski
    Jake Ciechoski 19 дней назад

    Won't you need to pay for visas and such?

  • atulpebrahim7
    atulpebrahim7 19 дней назад

    That's indians

  • yuva yuva
    yuva yuva 19 дней назад

    what if a pelophide murder picks me up 😨😨😨😨

  • Tarun Kasana
    Tarun Kasana 19 дней назад

    And what's about the visa nd all things to travel in foreign countries? Please give me suggestions for this problem.

  • Aidan Murphy
    Aidan Murphy 19 дней назад +1

    Ive been to multiple live ted talks. Didn't see this one live but wish I had. Most inspirational ted talk I've seen.

  • Narender Dhandan
    Narender Dhandan 19 дней назад

    everyone loves girls even God himself! If it was safe for them these crazy little creatures of goodness would never be home...they would be wondering all over the globe for free and I would get so many to see! but Alas! everyone likes them too much and thats where the trouble lies.
    if i was safe for them who could imagine charging them for a plane ticket, a ride, lift, meal or whatever, their company alone is a paycheck to guys like me. those ginger, gold, black haired tall or sort soft soft girls are never out of my head ever since I was 5. GOD!!!!
    Did my one died in an abortion or what?

  • Ethereal Stranger
    Ethereal Stranger 20 дней назад

    God Willing, I will travel the world one day. one day.

  • MARCO 713Texas
    MARCO 713Texas 20 дней назад

    is southern Australia good? I have friends there

  • king nick
    king nick 20 дней назад

    lol it's cool because I'm in great shape. I should be able to get free rides every where

  • YouTube Nation
    YouTube Nation 20 дней назад

    I always wanted to travel the world...and meet new people,know new languages,cultures etc.....and i have the willpower to leave my comfort zone but the biggest hurdle is "I AM A GIRL"...

  • Maria Krania
    Maria Krania 21 день назад

    If only this was possible also for a woman travelling alone. Of course, you never know, you might be so lucky and nothing will ever happen, but the possibility of this being true is very hard to find.
    And the story whould be so much different... sadly.

  • samin2012
    samin2012 21 день назад

    sensible talk! thanks!

  • Sam P
    Sam P 21 день назад

    this is probably the root cause of begpackers

  • Narender Dhandan
    Narender Dhandan 21 день назад +1

    hahahhaahahaha...Indians didnt warn me about
    had a wonderful experience myself doing the same in New Zealand. Adventure of life time.

  • Defensor
    Defensor 21 день назад +1

    I'm almost seventy years old And still have that itching in my soul to go places and meet new people,did a lot of traveling in my life (40 countries in 4 continents)my advise to young people,don't let life pass you by,you only live once and after thirty,time goes by so fast and never returns.❤

  • Niki Lina
    Niki Lina 21 день назад

    hello from India...

  • Omkar Kumbhar
    Omkar Kumbhar 22 дня назад

    After i turn 20, I will travel like him too😍

  • amit gupta
    amit gupta 22 дня назад

    Certainly lovely insights

  • Amir Shalaby
    Amir Shalaby 22 дня назад

    I have no Money please tell me how to come back

  • Arnolds Vega
    Arnolds Vega 22 дня назад +1

    What is the name of that website where you can host visitors and they host you when you visit their places?

  • Bolivar
    Bolivar 22 дня назад +2

    He was wrong. Actually Indians warn about Indians themselves.

  • Tomasz Wojtowicz
    Tomasz Wojtowicz 22 дня назад

    How did U pay for visas??? Im on the way to Australia and I had to go from Poland to the west and cross Atlantic cause visas on the east are cost too much comparing to MY budget so if U can tell me how much money U had?? Just for visas and all stuff for visas??

    AC PRA VEEN 22 дня назад

    It's simple just download google earth, install it and travel anywhere you want.

  • Percy Mcglocklan
    Percy Mcglocklan 23 дня назад

    I'm down for everything this guy talks about but one thing makes me hesitate, language barrier. How would one deal with that?
    You can't just learn the language of every country. So what do you do?

  • Rohit Basfor
    Rohit Basfor 24 дня назад

    what about visa ?????

  • Joel Lukose
    Joel Lukose 24 дня назад

    Great.. I wish I could travel too..
    But can't get that start...🙁

  • Lada Alimova
    Lada Alimova 24 дня назад

    It was amazing. His easy way, sense of humor, all these wonderful stories. I would definitely do it. Thank you very much for your inspiration!

  • Kevin Urbanek
    Kevin Urbanek 24 дня назад

    What I wonder: what happens when his parents get really old and sick and will need his help in daily life? What he s gonna do then without any money? Or if the parents must go to a retirement home with professional help. Whos gonna pay the fees? Anyway really sympathic guy.

  • Usman Kamal
    Usman Kamal 24 дня назад +1

    I am happy he came to Pakistan

  • Patrick Shirek
    Patrick Shirek 26 дней назад

    How did you get the gig on the boat? Tomislav Perko.

  • World Of Possibilities
    World Of Possibilities 26 дней назад

    How did he arrange visas and stuff?

  • Paijemu
    Paijemu 26 дней назад

    All these comments from women talking about how they wish they were a man so they could travel like this. If you have that mentality, even if you were a man, you wouldn't travel. If you want to travel, you just go.

    • Jordan Murphy
      Jordan Murphy 2 дня назад

      Paijemu incorrect. May I assume some things about your life?

    SAMURAI DOGS 26 дней назад

    Amazing video!

  • drkg
    drkg 26 дней назад

    At work and I really enjoyed this one.

  • Crazy Drazy
    Crazy Drazy 26 дней назад

    Without friends, money, girsl dis "journey" aint gonna be funny .. So id betta make more franklins n then go wherever i wanna

  • Lisa F
    Lisa F 26 дней назад

    When I read the title I thought to myself "yeah, i can finally do it, travel the world, be free and brave". But as the video continued I lost hope. As the man said, the world is dangerous. I would hitchhike but as a young blond girl im afraid someone might do sth to me.

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  • ArachnidXKing
    ArachnidXKing 27 дней назад

    what are some of the perkos of travelling.

  • TJ Williams
    TJ Williams 27 дней назад

    I think my perspective of "Almost no money" might be different to urs
    As a student Being -£515 in your £500 limit overdraft with £5--£10 maximum left to spend in life before HSBC starts declining transactions completely with payday another 2weeks away and living off pasta and beans and uni's free water dispenser

  • Samuel Kipyegon
    Samuel Kipyegon 27 дней назад

    I want to do this

  • Isaac Splinker
    Isaac Splinker 27 дней назад

    I'm sold I'll definitely try this next time I travel :)

  • C
    C 28 дней назад

    I'm 35 and still want to do this

    @# SNEHASISH@# GHOSH 29 дней назад

    one of the most true words i have ever heard thanks for sharing now i am sure that i am not insane good luck and if fortunate meet you some day.

  • VHS Studio
    VHS Studio 29 дней назад

    Any problems in travel??, unbelievable!! do not believe you, you lieying man, do not mislead people!!!

  • a K
    a K 29 дней назад +1

    a woman can travel whole world hitchhiking a single vehicle😂😂


    hay how this guy crossed the border without visa...

  • Max
    Max Месяц назад +2

    It's good when most of the world is visa free for you 😑

  • Jerry Collins
    Jerry Collins Месяц назад

    Thanks for the heads up on what to expect.Will be on the look outs for bigots who'll warn me about their killer neighbours haha.

  • Rafael Fernandes
    Rafael Fernandes Месяц назад

    He does have some good points but unfortunately this isnt as easy for a girl/woman. Yeah, for me as a man, it's relatively safe to hitchhiking and sleeping at stranger men's houses, for females it's a whole other story.