It surprises me actually that it’s not so well known that for many people around the world, it’s possible to have free health insurance whilst traveling. But I guess, who is going to tell us? Definitely not the travel agents since they make a whopping huge commission (sometimes 60% of the cost) from selling you private health insurance/ travel insurance.
Yes there are a lot more things travel insurance can cover you for than just health care, but usually health care is the biggest expense.
So it might surprise or even shock you to know that high quality, free health insurance is available for travelers in certain countries. There are three options I will tell you about, the first is a very unknown reciprocal agreement between a certain group of countries worldwide, and the second is a more well known one available to all European Union citizens who travel to other E.U. countries. The third option is for everyone else.
How hardcore of a budget traveler are you? If you are kind of interested in saving some money then this post is not for you – but if you would do almost ANYTHING to save some cash, so that you can fly cheap and travel as long as possible – then you’ve come to the right place!
Most people believe that their dream trip is unaffordable. The thing is, travel agencies don’t want you to know about the awesomely cheap places because they want to make top dollar off of you. It’s a lie, it’s unfair and it’s a ridiculous situation that stops many people from traveling. Read on to see step by step how you can make your dream trip a reality.
How hardcore of a budget traveler are you? If you are kind of interested in saving some money then this post is not for you – but if you would do almost ANYTHING to save some cash, so that you can travel as long as possible – then you’ve come to the right place.
1) Open your mind and stop doing what everyone else is doing. You will need an open mind to try out the following tips.
The Island of Crete, Greece. Notice the pink sand right at the water’s edge. The pink sand of Elafonissi is as beautiful as it is unique. It is forbidden to remove it from the beach, but sadly there are people who do it anyway…(seriously, what are people thinking?)
2) Clothes We all know how cheap it is to fly with airlines like Ryan air etc, but they charge insane amounts for checking in some luggage. If you really want to save some money on this, think about wearing as many layers of clothing as possible to the airport. Once you are on the plane, you can take them off – and if you are smart – you can bring a flexible material made bag that is only as big as what you put in it – small enough to pass the budget airline’s strict carry on luggage policy and then flexible enough to grow when you need to put your clothes in it after getting on the plane. Another option is to wear a jacket with many pockets where you can store your items.