Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How To Travel The World For Free (Seriously)


You can travel the world for less money than you spend each month to fill up your gas tank.

World travel is cheap and easy. In fact, with a little practice and effort, you can travel the world for free.

The idea that travel is expensive and difficult is bullshit peddled by tour companies, hotel chains and corporate media.

The tourism industry wants you to buy cruise packages and stay at all-inclusive resorts.

They want you to choose a travel experience the same way you would choose a new jacket at the mall. They want your Credit Card number.

The tourism industry doesn’t want me to reveal the simple secrets of free travel, but I’m going to share them with you anyway.

It can be scary to venture into the world with nothing more than optimism and good-will, but personal freedom begins with a leap of faith.

1. Embrace the Simple Joy of Travel

Travel frees you from the grind of daily routine. You will explore new places, meet new people, try new foods and learn things about the world – and yourself – that you never imagined were possible.

The joy of new experience is the most wonderful thing about travel – and new experiences are free. Walk the streets of a city. Stop and chat with a local. People watch in a public park. Climb to the top of a hill and watch the sun set over the ocean.

The simple joy of being in a new place is just a matter of…wait for it…going someplace new. No tour package required.



2. Keep Your Needs To A Minimum

The modern American economy is built on the false premise that people need to buy new goods and services all the time. Again, I call bullshit.

People need fresh air, healthy food, clean water, exercise, creative stimulation, companionship, self-esteem and a safe place to sleep.

All of these things are simple to obtain. Most of them are free.

For fresh air, go outside. For exercise, take a walk. For creative stimulation, go somewhere new. For companionship, make a friend. For self esteem, turn off your TV, breathe deep and open your spirit to the basic goodness of the world.

Things like food and shelter are much cheaper once you get outside the United States. See # 5 below for ways to obtain food and shelter for free.

3. Go Slow

If you live in New York and want to take a 2 week vacation to Africa, it will be very difficult (though not impossible, see number eight) to travel for free.

Indeed, as long as you believe that time is money, you will spend money all the time.

Time is not money. Time is free. You have all the time in the world.

Instead of buying a plane ticket, catch a ride out West, or remodel an old sailboat, or just hop on your bike and ride away from town. The slower you travel, the less money you will spend.

5. Trust People and you will Receive Free Food and Lodging

Many people are willing to open their homes to travelers. Chip in with a few chores, and they will give you a free meal, too.

CouchSurfing and WWOOF are two phenomenal online networks that help travelers connect with local hosts. CouchSurfing members are willing to give travelers a place to sleep for a night or two. WWOOF connects travelers with organic farmers who want to trade room and board for an extra hand.

Many members of both CouchSurfing and WWOOF are seeking an alternative to high-impact consumer culture.

6. Learn a Useful Craft or Skill

If you have a skill, such as cooking, animal husbandry, massage, musical ability or basic carpentry, you can barter for free food and accommodation as you travel.

Universally appreciated skills like cooking are best, though niche skills that are in high demand, like website design, are also useful. Native English speakers can often travel the world for free by teaching language classes in each destination they visit.

The slower you travel, the easier it will be to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement with a local community or host.

7. Get Out of the City

Although it’s possible to travel for free in a big city, it’s damn difficult. Cities are built on money, and necessities like fresh air, clean water and a safe place to sleep are difficult to come by in cities.

Go to the country, where people are more relaxed, food is plentiful and there’s ample room for one traveler to lay out her sleeping bag under the stars.

8. Find A Job You Love That Entails Travel

If you need an income in order to pay off loans or support a child, find a job that calls for extensive travel. There are millions of jobs available in the global economy that demand travel.

Of course, some jobs are easier to love than others, and much work that involves travel also involves the destruction of local ecosystems and traditional ways of life. Avoid unethical work if at all possible – it is bad for your health and worse for your soul.

For job ideas, check out the Travel and Adventure jobs section here at the Traveler’s Notebook.

9. Embrace Serendipity

Traveling the world for free requires a blend of advance planning and the willingness to seize opportunities and go with the flow.

Does your new CouchSurfing friend want company for a drive across the country? Grab your pack and ride along! Does an organic farm in Thailand need a farm sitter for the rainy season? Get in touch with Christian Shearer!

As Kurt Vonnegut wrote, “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”

Go Dancing

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Friday, June 17, 2011

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART II FINAL TRAILER

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

It all ends here.





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Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Green Eyes

Katakan lah saya si gila yang barusan saja sakit patah hati ditinggal nikah, okey, Im still working on it but it doesnt mean that I'm not able to see someone, right? Patah hati jangan lama-lama katanya, ntar bisa jadi drama yang payah. jadi, saatnya lirik kiri dan kanan.

Kemudian, pada hari yang cerah bahkan cenderung panas, bertemu lah saya dengan si mata hijau, dan dimulailah drama komedi yang murahan. saya melempar senyum seadanya yg dalam dan bermakna, dan nah, gayung disambutnya. dia juga menempelkan arah pandangannya ke saya, berkali-kali. saya pun ber ha-ha-hi-hi dalam hati. I know, dia smart, cool, innocent, good looking dan God Knows, tipe saya lah. ha-ha-hi-hi. so, what am going to do next?


Eerrrrrr..... I dunno, maybe I'll just see. kali ini saya akan bermain bagus dikit lah, saya sudah banyak pengalaman dalam hal ini dan saya sudah belajar banyak, tidak perlu yg muluk-muluk lah, yang penting ada mainan dihari-hari yang monoton dan membosankan. ada bakal yang diinget, di pandang untuk memancing senyuman sederhana dan rahasia. bagaimana kalau ada yang tahu? ah, tentu tidak seru, untuk hal ini, saya tidak ingin orang ikut campur. hati dan otak saya terlalu kecil untuk bisa menampung orang-orang yg kadang "brutal"

ehm, let me back to that one. Wowwww!!! sepertinya saya tidak bisa menulis banyak lagi, saya menyimpannya dalam memory otak saya, dan senyum-senyum sendiri ketika ingatan itu melintas.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Dark Reality


"You'd be my whore. And in return I will pay you with your liberty." Larry (Closer/2004)

Hujan turun deras, dengan buru-buru Ia menyerudupkan motor sport-nya ke tempat parkir conter temannya. agak kaget Ia melihat sosok di sudut konter, RDH. dengan sedikit canggung, dia berdiri kearah lain, menatap hujan dan langit. "hey, darimana tadi?" YT temannya yang memiliki konter tempatnya berteduh bertanya.

"Teman" Ia menyahut pendek, sesekali melirik RDH. Lelaki brengsek, ia memaki dalam hati. Hujan semakin deras, Ia duduk agak gelisah dikursi tanpa sandaran. Ia sadar ekor mata RDH menangkap gerak geriknya.

"Is that you, fucking whore?" Ia berbalik, mendengar mata yang memaki, menggema-gema. menatap sinis ke RDH.


"Oke, saya terima omong kosongmu, munafik brengsek!" Ia berkata pelan, dingin. kulit wajah RDH yang putih memerah seperti tidak terima dimaki oleh orang yang dianggapnya pelacur murahan.

"Jadi, bagaimana one night stand-nya? Puas? Kamu adalah lelaki murahan paling menjijikkan yang pernah saya kenal. tempat pelarian yang paling busuk. tidak bisa yang menjual tapi lebih elit dikit!" Peluru sudah berterbangan. bersuara pelan. YT hanya mengerutkan kening, tidak terlalu mengerti baku tembak dihadapannya.

Ia menatap tajam ke arah RDH, "Eh bajingan munafik brengsek, fine. I slept with your fucking whore. fyi, just once. so what? what about your fiance? does she know about your bullshit? your fucking whore told me everyhing. now, do you want me to tell everyone about that? I'll tell YT first!"

Hujan semakin deras, mata RDH semakin memerah, "Kamu mengancam saya? how about you? I'm able to break you down! you know what? I already know about you. fuck you!"

"HEY, I DONT TELL LIES BUT YOU DO. SO, TRY ME!" Ia melambaikan senyum kebrengsekannya. dia mengenali kadar RDH.

RDH maju selangkah, hujan tiba-tiba reda. langit cerah. RDH bersiul-siul, "eh YT, aku pulang ya!" Ia memandang RDH yang berjalan lewat dihadapannya. kemudian memalingkan wajah. memandang kearah TV yang ditonton YT, "Jam berapa sekarang?" Ia bertanya. YT menoleh ke arlojinya, "6"
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Jam 8 malam saat itu, udara dingin, kendaraan hilir mudik didepan konter. Ia duduk menselonjorkan kaki. mereka asyik mengobrol. "Hari ini banyak yang nikah ya!" YT geleng-geleng kepala. "Iya salah satunya..." belum selesai Ia melanjutkan kata-katanya, RDH sudah berdiri didepan pintu.

"PO ada lewat kah tadi?" RDH bertanya pada YT. telinganya seperti tersengit. dulu sekali, nama itu sering mampir ditelinganya. tiba-tiba ia menjadi muak. Ia bangkit dari tempat duduknya, mengangkat alis tanda pamit dengan YT, berjalan tanpa menyapa didepan RDH. memaki-maki, sial benar, kenapa selalu ketemu si munafik brengsek satu itu. Ia mengutuk semua jenis kebohongan, "Aku hanya mencintaimu seorang!" padahal ada lebih satu orang yg mendengar kata-kata itu. Kalau memang tidak ingin berkomitmen, jangan berkata-kata bualan. Ia memaki sampai ia mengingat bayangan-bayangan yang lainnya
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