In this age of rampant ogling at everyone else's happier-than-me Instagram travel accounts, the allure of independent travel is stronger than ever. But if you've never traveled outside the confines of the conventional touristy package tour before, the number of things you need to worry about to get started on this road can be intimidating, even discouraging. The Internet is full of resources, but scattered over so many places that it's hard to know where to start.
Enter the good people of Penroads, who recently sent me a link to their wonderful free e-book called Travel Deeply, Do It Cheaply. It's the kind of guide I wish I'd written as a follow-up to what is still my most popular blog post where I talk about my experience with the life-changing impact of "traveling deeply."
It's beautifully designed, and it covers all your bases from booking cheap flights, budgeting apps, to packing tips, travel insurance, and food safety. And best of all, it's free forever. Read cover to cover, it won't take you half an hour to finish it.
So what are you waiting for? Download a copy for your computer, tablet, or e-reader and get going!
Follow up reads for when you're ready to go deeper into traveling deeply:
The essential "philosophy" of traveling deeply: Vagabonding
The paradigm-shifting read on creating freedom for yourself: The Four-Hour Work Week
Penroads is a social travel platform that helps people find travel partners. I am not affiliated with them in any way nor have used their service as yet. They simply e-mailed me this book asking me to share and I loved it, being impressed as much by the design and information as with their sincerity and passion.