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:
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Комментарии: 5 087

  • Evada E
    Evada E 8 часов назад

    Great guy -- well-told story!

  • bd C
    bd C 14 часов назад

    One of my goals had been to have my 30th birthday in Kabul, Afghanistan. My late wife and I quit our jobs, put our things into a couple of rented garages, bought tickets to Europe and threw away the return tickets. I had my 31st birthday in Kabul. The German ambassador's wife baked the cake. $10,000 covered all expenses for 8 months plus for two people. We met interesting people. Joe had taken one year to travel (mostly walking) from the Mediterranean to the tip of South Africa. Another couple had been on the road for over 3 years. There were the three British shop girls who flew to India and roughly traveled overland back home - they wanted to see the world before settling down into marriages. There was single British woman riding on top of the bus through Afghanistan.

  • Aphiwe Mambi
    Aphiwe Mambi 18 часов назад

    I am crying!!! Happy tears!!! I have been wanting to do this for a very long time and I still do, Truly appreciate the inspiration

  • Deepank Sheth
    Deepank Sheth 21 час назад

    Really Inspirational!

  • Funny Sammy serra
    Funny Sammy serra 23 часа назад

    Thank you for this !

  • Gooz Guz
    Gooz Guz День назад

    Why am I crying lol
    life is so simple

  • Jennifer Dallas
    Jennifer Dallas День назад

    Women can't just hitchhike the world like that. That's so dangerous.

  • Joseph Paterson
    Joseph Paterson День назад

    I'm Scottish, don't worry about the Irish, we're all brothers. BUT THE ENGLISH, SOMEONE MIGHT KILL YOU!

  • Muskaan SMILY
    Muskaan SMILY День назад


  • Merri-Sy Liverpool
    Merri-Sy Liverpool День назад


  • Aaditya Rimal
    Aaditya Rimal День назад

    How did you get the visa's?

  • SSS - TV
    SSS - TV 2 дня назад

    I'm worried about your memory cards . How many you have ,TB card is not invented yet

  • Hamna
    Hamna 2 дня назад

    If you want to leave this life then go on BUT;- Wouldn't you want to settle down and have a family and have kids, also you wouldn't get lonely- have a safe home to go to every day

  • KEBZ
    KEBZ 2 дня назад


  • YouTube
    YouTube 2 дня назад

    Awesome video! Shame I noticed it just today. I can advice everyone to go on couchsurfing. I had only about 5 experience by hosting people or getting hosted and it really changed my personality in a positive way. I know that sound a bit too much after just 5 experiences, but it's the truth (for me). You'll be getting much more social and open.

  • Brandon Plowman
    Brandon Plowman 3 дня назад

    where is TUHH

  • Vaishnav Garodia
    Vaishnav Garodia 4 дня назад

    If you asked us before we would have ⚠ warned you about Pakistanis🇵🇰

  • priv atlee
    priv atlee 4 дня назад

    why media tells horror ?

  • Go Ahead
    Go Ahead 4 дня назад

    It is not everyone's cup. Earn,learn.Earn,save go round the world in comfort and enjoy

  • Hriatzuala Khawlhring
    Hriatzuala Khawlhring 4 дня назад

    anyone interested in having a travelling partner contact me.

  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan 4 дня назад

    how do they get Visa for all those countries when the govt demand proof of fund. can anyone tell me that ? like even I can meet people and somehow get free food and accommodation , but how they get money for flight etc that's main for entering a country?

  • Jaafer Twej
    Jaafer Twej 5 дней назад

    I learnt all the stuff you learnt so I think I'm gonna just stay home

  • Sunil Raj Bannary
    Sunil Raj Bannary 5 дней назад +1

    I don't think anything valuable in this video still hit 3.9M..strange

  • your typical school shooter
    your typical school shooter 5 дней назад

    Hello from Serbia ! What a great story!

    • kalpesh mewada
      kalpesh mewada 2 дня назад

      your typical school shooter bulgarisn will kill u

  • Perryinjax Studios
    Perryinjax Studios 5 дней назад

    Rule #1 "be willing to be cold wet and hungry"

  • Moonpixie
    Moonpixie 5 дней назад

    amazing, but i think i prefer to stay in front on my screen :)

  • Nhất Nguyễn Văn
    Nhất Nguyễn Văn 6 дней назад

    I can see city in my country. This is Ho Chi Minh city! :)

    ALL IN ONE 6 дней назад

    What about visa

  • Marina Castello
    Marina Castello 6 дней назад

    Man, you are AMAZING

  • Ember Cade
    Ember Cade 6 дней назад

    "I hitchhiked" *clicks away*


    Very nice video.

  • Robert Bermudez
    Robert Bermudez 6 дней назад


  • amir khan
    amir khan 6 дней назад

    did this guy require no Visa for entering in different countries... How could even this be possible...I don't know, I doubt a Lil bit in this man's story...

  • Юлия Владимирова
    Юлия Владимирова 7 дней назад

    okey, but it is easier being a guy when travel near the Equator; great but not for a single girl unfortunately

  • Mimi Thushini
    Mimi Thushini 8 дней назад

    Amazing .. Loved it!

  • Vishal Rachapudi
    Vishal Rachapudi 8 дней назад

    Bro Indians are afraid of each other

  • Jyothi Daniel
    Jyothi Daniel 8 дней назад


  • Kartika Nair
    Kartika Nair 8 дней назад

    Very impressive and at last the advice he gave was the best one to end this talk with .

  • Muhammad Abdurahman
    Muhammad Abdurahman 9 дней назад

    I travel the whole world by closing my eyes

  • Ben
    Ben 10 дней назад

    Looking for travel companions !! get in touch and lets have an adventure !

  • Feline Fee
    Feline Fee 10 дней назад

    thank you, very inspiring :)

  • uN0C0RN WiZaR d
    uN0C0RN WiZaR d 10 дней назад

    Easy just Getz some goldz

  • Subrat Deo
    Subrat Deo 10 дней назад


  • Bella Star
    Bella Star 10 дней назад

    Great, tell women to hitchhike all around the world. Good talk.

  • Oktavijan Gotalic
    Oktavijan Gotalic 10 дней назад

    lucky guy alot of them end up be killed kidnapped forever with no trace heheheheheheh

  • Yogesh Rana
    Yogesh Rana 11 дней назад

    All races hate one another. Indians were bloody confused ? But we needed to fit in the fashion. So, we hate each other.

  • con men
    con men 11 дней назад

    Be a hobo

  • Maria Bruzhayte
    Maria Bruzhayte 11 дней назад

    This is great, but his experience is very much a male experience of traveling the world. It would be interesting to see what it would be like for a woman to travel the world with almost no money. Especially interesting to see if a POC woman took on a journey like this

  • gaming squad
    gaming squad 11 дней назад

    Real inspiring

  • Elsa Dewi
    Elsa Dewi 12 дней назад

    the “almost no money” amazed me

  • Alaz Ndebz
    Alaz Ndebz 12 дней назад

    interesting ....i am african from zimbabwe ,i wonder if i can do the same in states ike America or Germany

  • santiago garcia
    santiago garcia 12 дней назад

    how to travel the world as a bum no thanks!

  • scarlettpilgrim
    scarlettpilgrim 12 дней назад

    A favorite TED talk

  • Logan McKee
    Logan McKee 12 дней назад


  • Miraculous babies
    Miraculous babies 12 дней назад


  • Anddres Torres
    Anddres Torres 12 дней назад

    my story i got stabed and robbed by a taxi driver in vietnam... true story

  • Mercedes Williams
    Mercedes Williams 13 дней назад

    It's unfortunate I have to ask this but how safe would thus be for a woman? I want to think people are good but you never know.

  • filmmakerrobson
    filmmakerrobson 13 дней назад

    Great talk. I'm about to go and work/teach in China and hopefully start an Asian adventure that will last for 10 years +. I'm bit scared, taking a giant leap as I'm leaving my wife and son (14) at home (coming back home to visit) but feel I gotta go for it. I'm 43 years old and not getting younger. This talk gives my scary adventure more meaning and purpose, so many thanks!!!!

  • Ibrahim Gudratli
    Ibrahim Gudratli 13 дней назад +1

    Group A1 forever(ADA)

  • jonathan erasga
    jonathan erasga 15 дней назад

    do i need different kind of visa to go to different country.. ? hehe no idea about travelling but i like your video and its awesome. It comes to think me to do also what you did. like cooking food with the german haha and hitchhiking tips the one with eye contact with the driver lol . :) hope you can give me what i need in travelling. thanks..

  • Daniel Nguyen
    Daniel Nguyen 15 дней назад

    the last comment question of the day =3

  • rosekilledjack
    rosekilledjack 16 дней назад

    If only this was safe to do being a woman...

  • Wild Fire
    Wild Fire 16 дней назад

    How did you inter Iran!?

  • subramani ravikrishna
    subramani ravikrishna 16 дней назад

    How do you get a visa? Would you just cross borders?

  • Pranav Limaye
    Pranav Limaye 16 дней назад


  • Isabel Lopez
    Isabel Lopez 17 дней назад

    I would love to this but Im a cute young girl who would most likely die and has no courage to leave.

  • HowTo
    HowTo 17 дней назад


  • Caleb Ray
    Caleb Ray 17 дней назад

    At 18 i still feel im too broke to do this

  • liang tang
    liang tang 18 дней назад

    great job.

  • oplix
    oplix 18 дней назад

    dude is hilarious straight woke fam

  • gebbletook
    gebbletook 18 дней назад +4

    How to be a hobo basically

    • Ludwig Vonn
      Ludwig Vonn 5 дней назад +1

      A traveling hobo.

    • way ment
      way ment 13 дней назад +2

      gebbletook money isn't everything friend

  • Jasper Gabriels
    Jasper Gabriels 18 дней назад

    How you doooooo this i just Came back from Thailand the first time solo and don't want to be anymore at home i want adventure

  • EarDropsForEarPain com
    EarDropsForEarPain com 18 дней назад +1

    tos e bylgarin ebah mu mamata :D

  • jhoannar bravoperez
    jhoannar bravoperez 19 дней назад


  • abandoned channel
    abandoned channel 19 дней назад

    I wanna travel the world but I have social anxiety :(

  • Meg G
    Meg G 20 дней назад

    Dumpster diving? No thank you. The rest is OK. Thanks for being so honest.

  • Curtis Bray
    Curtis Bray 20 дней назад

    I love this TedX and this mans spirit. Well done Sir.

  • Dom
    Dom 20 дней назад

    yeah this can work for men, but for women not so much. especially if you're alone and don't know how to defend yourself

  • STARBOY theweeknd
    STARBOY theweeknd 21 день назад

    Anyone who also want to travel the different countries

  • Nicoleta Eleonora Pagdati
    Nicoleta Eleonora Pagdati 21 день назад

    inspiring indeed

  • 상큼 shuǎngkǒu TV
    상큼 shuǎngkǒu TV 21 день назад

    What he experienced thru the whole journey with the sauce of humor makes me feel like traveling around the world already. Great speech.

  • SnowmansApartment
    SnowmansApartment 21 день назад

    So funny how many people here are looking to travel partners 😅
    I was planning to go to japan in about a year, using WOOF. Maybe this helps someone here 👌

  • سلطان البيضاني
    سلطان البيضاني 21 день назад

    One day I'll be doing it

  • Emily Elizabeth Miller
    Emily Elizabeth Miller 22 дня назад

    This is very, very inspiring!!

  • Y&S FOOD!
    Y&S FOOD! 23 дня назад

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  • Burhan Qerimi
    Burhan Qerimi 23 дня назад

    i want to also travel; although not entirely without money!

  • Danijela Bogicevic
    Danijela Bogicevic 23 дня назад


  • Aimee Loftus
    Aimee Loftus 25 дней назад

    I'd love to go hitchhiking, but as a woman, it's not really a safe option ☹️

  • houstonsrb
    houstonsrb 26 дней назад

    Hitch-hiking won't work in most places in the US - maybe 30 or 40 years ago - today it would get you mugged, killed, or maybe a ride in the back of a police car.

  • terry feng
    terry feng 26 дней назад

    he sounds like Gru

  • Charles Marcilly
    Charles Marcilly 26 дней назад

    I need it in french pleaaase

  • Luke Rich
    Luke Rich 26 дней назад

    I want to travel but everyone is advising me to not go alone. I'll admit I don't mind doing it alone, but I haven't met anyone interested. Sometimes people say "Oh man I wish I would have met you ten years ago, but I have kids now!" or something like that ...

  • tony lennon
    tony lennon 26 дней назад

    By whoring your sweet sweet hiney to lonely truck drivers. I made it five miles down the road with a spin and a ride from Kevin spacey who just so happened to be in Ireland.

  • Michael Aaron
    Michael Aaron 26 дней назад

    Get me that job in Australia damm

  • Ashraful Playgame
    Ashraful Playgame 26 дней назад

    He sounds like Drrud from Despicable Me.

  • Marina waterr
    Marina waterr 28 дней назад

    I'm female, 20 years old. Any guy wish to travel with me?You know just for safety thing...

  • Gregory Larry
    Gregory Larry 28 дней назад

    Who did the music in the hitch hiking video?

  • Vishal Raval
    Vishal Raval 28 дней назад +1

    Hats of man... Proud on u...

  • Online Family World
    Online Family World 29 дней назад

    Very funny and simple with wonderful knowledge together I loved this video.

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Nadeem Ahmed 29 дней назад +3

    The best part of this talk is his humor. Genuinely funny guy !!