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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  • Gaurav Yadav
    Gaurav Yadav 3 часа назад

    You can get free rides in India by bikers if make friendship with them we are all friendly

  • Travel and Life
    Travel and Life 5 часов назад

    I wish I could do that too...and the World would like years borders...

  • Achu Prabin
    Achu Prabin 5 часов назад

    മച്ചാൻ ഒരേ പൊളിയാ

  • VK tuts
    VK tuts 8 часов назад

    Loved this video....

  • abhishek kollan
    abhishek kollan 15 часов назад

    yeah! WE indians dont simply pass on rumous !

  • Lance DBM
    Lance DBM 19 часов назад

    Well said, take risks

  • ma name is elica 🍋
    ma name is elica 🍋 День назад

    He HAS TO HAVE Sagittarius on is birtch chart. This video is screaming sagittarrius omg

  • sadaf khan
    sadaf khan День назад

    Where did u charge ur cell phone????

  • kalvathyful
    kalvathyful 2 дня назад +1

    One of the very amazing speech I have ever heard in my life...😎😍😍😍

  • destin
    destin 4 дня назад +5

    “How to travel the world on almost no money”
    “Be homeless”

  • Mk Karki
    Mk Karki 5 дней назад

    I wish I’ll never travel anywhere like this

  • Harshala Gidh
    Harshala Gidh 5 дней назад +1

    It's just the pretty facade he laid down.
    There are many problems when you actually begin with it
    First of all if you are a girl, forget hitchhiking, forget sleeping in parks and forget almost travelling alone if you don't have money!
    And second of all and probably the most important one, if you belong to a developing or underdeveloped country, you need visas to travel around I guess that is a pretty big headache. Getting visa for a broke down person? Lol, I would have been in America right now
    It might be easy to picture it all but not all fairy tails that ends with "Happily every after" shows what happens later.

  • Juan Carlos Angel
    Juan Carlos Angel 5 дней назад

    Mannnnn amazing. Ive been around the world all over... and I loved the video. But no one has ever been able to put in words better tan you the Post-traveling feeling starting in min 15:20. Thanks for those words of wisdom.

  • Neeraj Raj
    Neeraj Raj 5 дней назад

    Yuvraj singh

  • Alaiddin Emre Özyurt
    Alaiddin Emre Özyurt 6 дней назад +1

    I live in Germany. Dutch, german and belgian people are cool man!:)
    But polish people.... watch it man they always steal everything. Someone might kill you!!!

  • Adriana Ochoa
    Adriana Ochoa 6 дней назад

    If you need visas, things get a little more complicated

  • Atomrofl42
    Atomrofl42 7 дней назад +2

    I‘d love to travel but i am just not made for that stuff. I need a clean bed and a shower everyday 😂

    BEN RAJEES 7 дней назад

    just loved this

  • lalita limboo
    lalita limboo 7 дней назад +1

    My Frist priority in my future lists is travel across the globe .. m so into travelling but not yet started 😁. The reason I haven't yet hit the road is ...M A GIRL. . Don't wanna say this aloud but comes in my mind big n bold .. 😃😃 .. this video just got me into one step on the road 😍 . This man's sense of humour.. damn!! 😍😍👍👍

  • ams 15292
    ams 15292 7 дней назад +1

    I used to sell screen printed t-shirts on the road. I carried all the equipments as well as plain tee shirts. Always managed to make some money. But as a visitor you are not allowed to work but still you can set up a quick base in a tourist spot for few hours a day or walk around. Easy $30 a day.

    • ams 15292
      ams 15292 7 дней назад

      +Abhishek Tomar it's not illegal to carry the printer or computer. With printed shirts the best countries to make money are Europeans and they are all well connected with easy travel and few restrictions. Profit margins are good. I do not think it will work in Asian countries or Africa because of lower prices.

    • Abhishek Tomar
      Abhishek Tomar 7 дней назад

      What about customs?
      Didn't they asked why are you carrying those equipments?

  • NagaHumanbeing ZooOfParticles
    NagaHumanbeing ZooOfParticles 8 дней назад


    GAUTAM KUMAR SHARMA 8 дней назад +2

    INDIANS and pakistani who came here watch at 14:53

  • bigger fracture
    bigger fracture 8 дней назад

    We need people like Tomislav Perko to run the world.

  • The truth revealed
    The truth revealed 8 дней назад +4

    How to travel around the world without money
    ) have visa free access to most of the countries and rest do what you can.

  • Samarth Sharma
    Samarth Sharma 10 дней назад

    But how does he get the permission to cross borders ? If I am not mistaken it requires permissions from the country right ? And the documentation needs money. Please enlighten me friends

  • Rainbow Becca
    Rainbow Becca 10 дней назад

    Very interesting! Overall a very enjoyable and motivating talk! :))

  • Dipsika Pal
    Dipsika Pal 10 дней назад

    In this case I truly wish I was a male person.

  • Karan das
    Karan das 10 дней назад +1

    Love from India ❤

  • Haresh Mundhava
    Haresh Mundhava 10 дней назад

    Anyone can give me the link of website.that he talks??

  • Aman Shukla
    Aman Shukla 10 дней назад +3

    what about visa passport and other stuff?? for travelling in other countries, you need this right?? or you dont need it??

    • Plato Plato
      Plato Plato 4 дня назад

      Aman Shuklad depends from which country you’re from. Some need more visas than others

  • Mert Osman Çelik
    Mert Osman Çelik 12 дней назад

    bokum gibi

  • Aaron Nerella
    Aaron Nerella 12 дней назад +5

    Now who wants to be this guy?

  • Viraj Kumar
    Viraj Kumar 13 дней назад +4

    What about the paperwork?

  • Rija sohail
    Rija sohail 16 дней назад

    the way he said, "what are you doing" LOOOOL.

  • Koothodil Abhijith Augustine
    Koothodil Abhijith Augustine 16 дней назад

    Why all these 19 year olds wanna travel

  • Koothodil Abhijith Augustine
    Koothodil Abhijith Augustine 16 дней назад

    Technical University Munchen😍

  • Retired man oh yeah yeah
    Retired man oh yeah yeah 17 дней назад

    Has pretty much just 50 ppl watching him during his talk but 5.4m views

  • Andrea Ruiz
    Andrea Ruiz 17 дней назад +1

    who wants to be my travel buddie?

  • Tsering Wangdu
    Tsering Wangdu 17 дней назад

    Watching it once again for inspiration..

  • OMGmynameisLILI - Lili Martínez
    OMGmynameisLILI - Lili Martínez 18 дней назад

    Hitchhike as a woman... nope. Not a good idea. I want to trust everyone around me, and I wish people were good always and everywhere... but that is not the case.

  • the18Ting
    the18Ting 20 дней назад

    So cool! Thanks for sharing! Very insightful talk, and of course all the laughter

  • Troy Curtis
    Troy Curtis 20 дней назад

    Very cool man ,. Thanks for this...

  • vijay chauhan
    vijay chauhan 23 дня назад


  • Vikas Dongre
    Vikas Dongre 23 дня назад

    i really like ur experience.

  • Letc Khalil
    Letc Khalil 24 дня назад

    ThatThat is amazing brother

    MONIM ELRHAFFOULI 24 дня назад

    If some one want to visit Morocco a 100000 Welcome i will be your guide in any city for free. just to change experiences.And welcome to my home. this is my whatsapp +212657808004.

  • EatDrinkPlayToLearnChinese - For Lazy Dummies

    Interesting topic ! It is always good to be able to travel around the world with or without having money !

  • rai pramana
    rai pramana 25 дней назад

    You’re so funny 😁

  • S W
    S W 25 дней назад

    Thanks, I needed to hear this

  • Neeraj Aher
    Neeraj Aher 26 дней назад

    It's actually a very good eye opener!!!👍👍👍

  • fr8fr6dr
    fr8fr6dr 29 дней назад +1

    Step 1: Get used to hostels.
    Step 2: Forget bathing.
    Step 3: Learn to love Ramen.
    Step 4: Dine with Oscar the Grouch in an adjacent dumpster
    Step 5: Yeah, this doesn't sound like so much fun anymore.

  • Sarahrox136
    Sarahrox136 Месяц назад

    Gee, if only i was a man

  • Atufa raqshee
    Atufa raqshee Месяц назад

    He look handsome with his hairs

  • Trúc Nguyễn
    Trúc Nguyễn Месяц назад

    It's hard for a women to travel like that

  • Rio Winaryo
    Rio Winaryo Месяц назад

    If you can't afford then why must you spent money? 😑😑 I just don't get it.

  • Trish Alvarez
    Trish Alvarez Месяц назад

    Yo peeps! This man has been one of my inspirations to Travel the World (alone) I'm now a digital nomad. And being one for months made me more homesick while staying in my own home than traveling. I'm tellin ya... It's addictive!

  • Clint Clore
    Clint Clore Месяц назад

    Love this

  • prakriti poudel
    prakriti poudel Месяц назад

    im little bit confuse who take your pictures while you travelling different countries:)

  • Philippa Massey
    Philippa Massey Месяц назад

    This guy is incredible!

  • Kenji Elzerman
    Kenji Elzerman Месяц назад

    We (me and my wife) left in 2016 for our travels. We sold our house and quitted our jobs. We have saved some money. For one and a half years we traveled through much countries. We heard so many stories, so many different people, so many different food, and so many things we have learned. Before we left we had the same fear of getting out of our comfertzone, but after 2 weeks it was gone. It was replaced by a feeling of freedom, adventure, and happiness. We never traveled like this before. We came back in 2018 and, especially me, hit a wall. We have seen how beautifull the world can be. People and nature. Being back in our own country (The Netherlands) was hard and still is (2019). We agreed to travel more. There is so much to see and to explore and to learn. Don't stay in your own comfortzone; try to get out of it. We did it and we will never forget it.

  • Mintesnot Yohans
    Mintesnot Yohans Месяц назад


  • noumi official
    noumi official Месяц назад

    I appreciate his hitchhiking

  • A M K productions
    A M K productions Месяц назад +1

    മല്ലു travelerile ശാക്കിർ ഇതിൽ വരണം എന്ന് പറയുന്ന വേറെ ആരെങ്കിലുമുണ്ടോ??

  • Al Duroua
    Al Duroua Месяц назад


  • Lex Bor
    Lex Bor Месяц назад

    I dont see any specific danger in traveling unless you are entering a war-zone or a bad neighborhood in a criminal Latin American or African country. Always look at crime-rate in a country before entering it. There is a numbeo statistic on this. Just compare numbers with your own country or with USA.

  • xôi gấc studio
    xôi gấc studio Месяц назад

    Oh, good man

  • Ghfh Wet
    Ghfh Wet Месяц назад

    Ohh yeas

  • Gusstatavo
    Gusstatavo Месяц назад

    4 years since was uploaded and I still watching this video every one or two months... I'm closer to my dream and know travel will be part of my life. Thank you, Tom

  • Traveler 2020
    Traveler 2020 Месяц назад

    I like this. Great job!

    4.526.433 views Месяц назад

    basically: get in strangers cars(hitchiking) and strangers houses(couchsurfing). If you want to lose your money,your health and your organs then go for it.

  • Marina Cover
    Marina Cover Месяц назад

    As for women afraid to hitch hike instead just choose countries with cheap forms of transportation. For example, in Nassau, Bahamas you pay $1 to travel anywhere on the island on a jitney

    QUANG BÌNH OFFICIAL Месяц назад +1


  • sarko khalid
    sarko khalid Месяц назад

    Long live kurdistan ❤❤

  • Mahesh Giri
    Mahesh Giri Месяц назад

    Have you taken all country visa?with u.

  • New Hope
    New Hope Месяц назад

    how to get free airticket ??

  • Matti Anderson
    Matti Anderson Месяц назад


  • tedmccarron
    tedmccarron Месяц назад

    For money people should get their online TEFL certificates and teach English online one on one two Chinese students. There is a gigantic demand for that and you can do it from anywhere in the world has you travel.

  • Nur Aini
    Nur Aini Месяц назад

    It was good talk and I love it

    BIGG BOSS PROMOS Месяц назад

    Yuvaraj singh

  • Rafael  Karagu
    Rafael Karagu Месяц назад +1

    Hahaha this guy sounds like Gru from Despicable me.

  • Trenzie Da Pug
    Trenzie Da Pug Месяц назад

    I liked his speech. But I do think some people are disappointed with what's given in the video, I was a little too. This emphasizes on traveling to places where the cost of living is very low, places that aren't as developed as places like New York, so your lack of visa won't be noticed, even if it's still dangerous to travel without a visa.

  • Sic Lusifer
    Sic Lusifer Месяц назад

    Begging to have the experience of a lifetime is not called being helped by nice People. I always despised People like you that want to travel the world on the 'backs' of normal hard working People.
    And travelling the world like this is only accessible to nationalities that dont need a Visa to travel around, otherwise planning and paying for those visas (that is if they were granted) would be nearly impossible and would be costing lots of money.

    SUBHADEEP MAHATO Месяц назад

    I am Indian...and we know how to take care of our guests... welcome ❤️❤️❤️❤️...we treat guests as God .....

  • TravelTheWorld
    TravelTheWorld Месяц назад

    Really inspiring talk and tips, will definitely try out some of them on my next trips!

    JACKSON SANTANA Месяц назад

    Hey Tom,
    I just I’d like to thank you for have given me the courage to travel almost without money. I did hitchhiking in Brazil from Southeast to Sul, From Central to Northeast. I’ve been in Colombia for 30 days doing working volunteer, also I did it in Brasil for 5 years. Now, guess where I’m ? In Australia, studying, working and traveling as well. You’re legendary!!
    Definitely, 20 year from now I’ll not be disappointed about anything. Haha
    Thanks again.

  • Mac Alsamadi
    Mac Alsamadi Месяц назад

    Sooo.. international bum?

  • Kristina Washington
    Kristina Washington Месяц назад

    lovely. :)

  • Tushar Vasani
    Tushar Vasani Месяц назад

    I didn't want him to stop talking 💗

    BIKE PASSION Месяц назад


  • Shatlyk Nurmyradov
    Shatlyk Nurmyradov Месяц назад

    Who is in 2019??

  • Shatlyk Nurmyradov
    Shatlyk Nurmyradov Месяц назад

    Go to afghanistan plzzz

  • Catch the PLANE & get Insane
    Catch the PLANE & get Insane Месяц назад

    You made my day! when for a while I've lost hope in what I was doing for past 5 years, traveling and living my dreams, waking up every day saying "i love my life"... Thank you! And the words at the end, it's like you were saying the words I couldn't find. You're amazing and true not like most of the vloggers who sells idea how to travel by saying "just become a vlogger ". Keep doing what you're doing ! Hope to meet you one day somewhere around the world 😊

  • Huntro 1981
    Huntro 1981 Месяц назад

    Glad I didn't have any money with this freeloader before the crash.

  • Mani Velan
    Mani Velan Месяц назад

    Never afraid to travel anywhere in the Globe...this is all News to me...😁 Just kidding..fear of the unknown more than anything else..
    Actually travelled in lot of countries all by myself but still I would not travel in certain countries and in certain situations!

  • Sonu Sri
    Sonu Sri Месяц назад

    Such an amazing story... 😘

  • Mosaic Noor
    Mosaic Noor Месяц назад

    That's amazing ! someday I'll start my trip too 😍
    But wait do I have to hitchhiking that much 😳

  • Mohammad Dilshad Khan
    Mohammad Dilshad Khan Месяц назад

    Bcz we Indians are very caring and loving and yess we are the last frontier 😂😂

  • Mᴀɴɢᴏ Pᴜʟᴘ
    Mᴀɴɢᴏ Pᴜʟᴘ Месяц назад

    Am i the only one thinking he looks alot like yuvaraj singh?

  • Alex Finn
    Alex Finn Месяц назад

    fourth option: live and work at "home" for six months, then travel for six months.

  • Sk Rezwan
    Sk Rezwan Месяц назад

    Wow!! What a cool guy