Yes, it is possible to travel the world for free — with some determination and hard work.
Those who have their dream holiday would never end, the happiness after. If they work really hard.
Lithuanian-born Karolina Valeikaite, 24, and her 26-year-old friend Marco Coppola, from Italy, met in a restaurant in London a few years ago — but now they travel the world for free.
The couple their travels with the purpose of doing a two-month backpacking stint in Morocco and Southeast Asia, which quickly turned into an eight-month journey.
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Karolina told Business Insider: “After living in London I have the feeling that I wanted to experience something more. I felt like I had not in my house yet.”
During their trip, they stayed in Cambodia for a while longer than planned and got a job as operation managers in a resort in Koh Rong Island. But Karolina, who studied photography at Middlesex University, began with its expertise to document her travels.
After building up their Instagram accounts — @outsideboxx and @gypseetravel — with photos of their travels, the importance of luxury brands began to roll in and now they stay in five star hotels without paying a single cent
Soon brands began also to pay to the sponsors of their content thanks to their combination of 130,000 followers, who gave the couple a salary for the financing of their travel.
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But while the pair have been working on a way to earn money by exploring the world, they had to leave certain material habits behind.
“I used to collect anything and everything, [but] the travel has taught me to be happy with the bare minimum,” Karolina told blogger Lorinda the World.
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It also has a lot of hard work to make the original journey from the ground.
As Karolina told Bored Panda, “I had four months to save money for our trips starting from 0. I got four jobs and dedicated myself to save money, sometimes working 110 hours a week … It was hell, but totally worth it. I ate only at work, if I cannot get all the days off, there was nothing that I could get my money on, apart from the rent. After I started renting my room, often crashing at my friend’s bank.
“You don’t have to go that extreme of course, but my point is that if I did it anyone can — if there is enough willpower.”