As a Suitcase Entrepreneur I travel a lot. In fact since the age of 2 I’ve managed to visit 54 unique countries, many of those several times over. I can’t begin to imagine how many flights I’ve been on in my lifetime and how many kilometers I’ve racked up.
Despite all that it’s taken a while to get savvy to how I can travel for less and sometimes free. Below are some of the tools that help me do that. As well various tools to help you to fit in with the locals as best you can.
Naturally I’m an affiliate of some of the travel tools below since I only recommend what I use and love to my community of suitcase entrepreneurs. Enjoy!
Travel Hacking Cartel
My good friend and world traveler Chris Guillebeau runs the most excellent Travel Hacking Cartel and I couldn’t be happier!
For me it’s the perfect membership program because it allows me to save money on flights and hotels and earn free air miles so I can be a sophisticated suitcase entrepreneur.
It starts at just $15 per month!
Plus it’s backed up by the World’s Greatest Guarantee – you’ll earn at least four free plane tickets for every year you remain a member!
Frequent Flyer Master – Free Travel Anywhere
Perhaps you’re not as travel crazy as me or Chris Guillebeau. I’m trying to see half the countries in the world, he’s aiming for all of them! But that’s alright—even if you don’t travel very often I’m sure you’d still like to be jetting of on some mini vacations each year.
If you’re excited about travel as an adventure or lifestyle choice (like me), you can be as active in chasing down miles as I am and accumulate a big balance of 100,000 or more, probably in less than a year.
If you DON’T travel that often or aren’t interested in seeing the world, you can still earn enough miles to travel once or twice a year for free. Head on over to the Unconventional Guides page and grab yours now
Save a fortune on Flightfox
If you want to save yourself serious time and still find great flight deals then I love Flightfox. Basically you post your flight wishes and experts go about finding you the best deal. You then `hire’ the winning flight based on cost, duration and layovers.
It’s well worth the small fee and the trouble you’d go to if you did it yourself. It’s especially good for more complex routes and itineraries too and they get back to you in 24 hours. If you’re about to fly, click the link to save a fortune and get a 25% discount!.
Location Independent Tax And Finance Guide
If you’re a digital nomad, living and working in many different countries, you definitely need to learn how to set up your finances to minimize your taxes. Thing is it can become quite confusing to know where you should actually pay taxes and if you’re required to. I had this problem, being a resident of 3 different countries but not residing in any of them for one length of time, so I got the best advice I could to make sure I set up my business to capitalize on my adventure filled life.
I recommend you check out the Location Independent Tax and Finance Guide to get answers to your important questions and get the right structure in place for you and your lifestyle. Click here to view what the guide contains.
Fluent in 3 months
When I landed in Buenos Aires in December 2010 I quickly realised my Spanish learned 7 years ago now sucked. Despite taking some 1 hour one on one Spanish lessons I realised I wasn’t make the most of every opportunity to just get over my fear of sounding like a foreigner, and practicing.
In fact I think I got worse. I couldn’t even communicate with the lovely guy who looked after our building and ask simple things.
About that time I decided to get serious and take up this Irish polygot’s offer to get fluent in 3 months. I love his energy and enthusiasm and interactive ways to learn a language. His program has been really helping me to spice up my Spanish and communicate with locals on their terms. If you’re going to live a Suitcase Entrepreneur lifestyle – this is a must.
World Nomads Travel Insurance
What I like about World Nomads is not only do they offer great rates, they also are passionate about travelers and have built a community around them plus other cool initiatives.
World Nomads travel insurance is available to people from over 150 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Sweet!
Check them out here.
Tripping – A Local Network For Global Travelers
If you’re moving around the world with your business it can sometimes be lonely when you arrive in a new city. If you want to hit the ground running and meet some great locals then check out Tripping.
Tripping is a global network of travelers who believe cultural exchange makes the world a better place. Members connect with each other for travel tips, shared cups of coffee and even home stays. Tripping is safe, free and good for the world.
There is also a network for Solo Female Travelers in the Tripping Community. Join us to share advice and stories, be inspired and empowered, and discuss the unique experience of traveling around the world as a solo female.