Travel Hacking the airlines is what it all started with. After moving to Canada I was pretty broke, but still wanted to explore and travel from this end of the world. From a European perspective, the size of this country is insane. Another side-effect (literally) from living in Canada is that you can get in your car and drive to “America” (picture it like Colin in Love Actually says it and you get the gist of it).
Moving to Canada didn’t kill my wanderlove. It made it worse, actually. I don’t call it “wanderlust”, because wandering is something that you don’t desire – you either love it and do it, or desire it and stay home. Wanderlove is about giving up on the limiting beliefs that keep you on the couch, and the big ideas you have about travel that make travel itself seem like an unreachable destination.
Broke and Hungry
I realized that once I got to my destination, I could either make a trip very expensive (done that) or very cheap (done that, too). The trick was getting there. That’s how it began… I asked myself…
If only airfare was free…
It’s a story of reverse engineering. I started with the goal in mind, and worked my way back from there. I figured out the steps I needed to take to get to where I wanted to be, literally.
The picture on the side is a joke – it never quite got that bad. But the point is, you don’t need as much money to travel as you think you do. That the first limiting belief you need to give up on today, if you truly want to see anything of this world.
A Cup of Coffee
The second limiting belief is the big beliefs people have about travel. They save it for “later”, whenever that may be. Are you on a deferred life plan? Saving everything good for later, retirement maybe? Ask yourself – if you could write your own ticket, what destination would you put on your boarding pass? In my Travel Revolution course my students go through an exercise exactly like that, and then reverse engineer the process of making their “Golden Ticket” a real ticket.
The reason to visit your dream destination shouldn’t be too big. Wanting to have a cup of coffee is enough. Why not fly to Rome just to try real Italian espresso, if that’s your thing. It’s so good that it inspired Howard Schulz to start Starbucks. Sometimes small things lead to big things, and travel is the perfect catalyst for that to happen. So what are you waiting for?
Fly For Free
Learn how to get on board of airplanes with free or deeply discounted tickets, business or economy class. You choose where to go and how to fly. In the Fly For Free module of my Travel Revolution course I share step by step how I implemented the travel hacking principles from my book The Freedom Project. Using screen recordings of my own accounts, I show you exactly how I go about booking free and deeply discounted airfare.Fly For Free – Preview
So the question that remains always has been a simple one:
To what exotic locale would you fly just to have a cup of coffee… if airfare was free?