Danish travel blogger Henrik Jeppesen who has visited all the countries said that he spent an average of $20 a day for his trips. He hitchhiked, blogged, gave lectures and asked for sponsorships to make this happen.
"The world is a very hospitable place. There is much more to the world than what you see on the news. That is one of the many reasons to travel," he said.
Know his travel experiences.
Henrik Jeppesen (far right) with Khalifa al-Ghwell, the former Prime Minister of Libya's Western Government in Tripoli.
Jeppesen was brought up in a remote area of Denmark called Thy, having a population of less than 50,000. From an early age, he made traveling a priority in his life.
At the age of 14, he set a goal of visiting 50 countries in his lifetime. That soon changed to 100 countries and he eventually decided to visit every country in the world. As he had big travel plans, so he started piggy banking and looked for ways to make his travels cost-efficient.
After having visited 100 countries in 2012, Jeppesen opted for free sponsorships from airlines. Over 100 airlines sponsored him.
He said he spent about $80,000 on all his trips, which roughly means that he spent $20 to $ 25 a day on an average. "Some days were expensive, while many days were completely free," he said. "My travel spirit just kicked in," he added.
South Africa, New Zealand, and Italy are Jeppesen's favorite countries. He rates South Africa as the best country because of its diversity, people, food, and nature.
He started his travel blog which gradually became popular. By 2010, hotels began to host him for free in exchange for their coverage on his blog. Even luxury hotels hosted him.
At present, he has more than 100,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Aside from blogging, he gives lectures and writes books on travel experiences.
Giving money and saving tips on his travel blog, he said one should take advantage of credit card miles and points, avoid restaurants, follow travel bloggers, always hitchhike, opt for low-cost airlines, and be creative with visas.
Talking about his globetrotting, he said, "It's probably the best decision I've made in my life. It's not for everyone, but I think many would love it if they find a way to make it work."
An important travel tip by him is, 'Travel lightly.' He said he was able to travel for months without any luggage; all he had was his iPhone and charger, passport, credit card, headphones, and an extra pair of underwear.
Now, you know, what to pack first!
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