How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH

  • Опубликовано: 9 фев 2015
  • Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse - lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.
    Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling - hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.

    Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website:
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 7 531

  • Atufa raqshee
    Atufa raqshee 6 часов назад

    He look handsome with his hairs

  • Trúc Nguyễn
    Trúc Nguyễn День назад

    It's hard for a women to travel like that

  • Rio Winaryo
    Rio Winaryo День назад

    If you can't afford then why must you spent money? 😑😑 I just don't get it.

  • Trish Alvarez
    Trish Alvarez День назад

    Yo peeps! This man has been one of my inspirations to Travel the World (alone) I'm now a digital nomad. And being one for months made me more homesick while staying in my own home than traveling. I'm tellin ya... It's addictive!

  • Clint Clore
    Clint Clore День назад

    Love this

  • prakriti poudel
    prakriti poudel День назад

    im little bit confuse who take your pictures while you travelling different countries:)

  • Philippa Massey
    Philippa Massey День назад

    This guy is incredible!

  • Kenji Elzerman
    Kenji Elzerman 2 дня назад

    We (me and my wife) left in 2016 for our travels. We sold our house and quitted our jobs. We have saved some money. For one and a half years we traveled through much countries. We heard so many stories, so many different people, so many different food, and so many things we have learned. Before we left we had the same fear of getting out of our comfertzone, but after 2 weeks it was gone. It was replaced by a feeling of freedom, adventure, and happiness. We never traveled like this before. We came back in 2018 and, especially me, hit a wall. We have seen how beautifull the world can be. People and nature. Being back in our own country (The Netherlands) was hard and still is (2019). We agreed to travel more. There is so much to see and to explore and to learn. Don't stay in your own comfortzone; try to get out of it. We did it and we will never forget it.

  • Mintesnot Yohans
    Mintesnot Yohans 2 дня назад


  • noumi official
    noumi official 3 дня назад

    I appreciate his hitchhiking

  • A M K productions
    A M K productions 4 дня назад +1

    മല്ലു travelerile ശാക്കിർ ഇതിൽ വരണം എന്ന് പറയുന്ന വേറെ ആരെങ്കിലുമുണ്ടോ??

  • Al Duroua
    Al Duroua 4 дня назад


  • Lex Bor
    Lex Bor 4 дня назад

    I dont see any specific danger in traveling unless you are entering a war-zone or a bad neighborhood in a criminal Latin American or African country. Always look at crime-rate in a country before entering it. There is a numbeo statistic on this. Just compare numbers with your own country or with USA.

  • xôi gấc studio
    xôi gấc studio 5 дней назад

    Oh, good man

  • Ghfh Wet
    Ghfh Wet 5 дней назад

    Ohh yeas

  • Gusstatavo
    Gusstatavo 8 дней назад

    4 years since was uploaded and I still watching this video every one or two months... I'm closer to my dream and know travel will be part of my life. Thank you, Tom

  • Traveler 2020
    Traveler 2020 8 дней назад

    I like this. Great job!

    4.526.433 views 9 дней назад

    basically: get in strangers cars(hitchiking) and strangers houses(couchsurfing). If you want to lose your money,your health and your organs then go for it.

  • Marina Cover
    Marina Cover 9 дней назад

    As for women afraid to hitch hike instead just choose countries with cheap forms of transportation. For example, in Nassau, Bahamas you pay $1 to travel anywhere on the island on a jitney

    QUANG BÌNH OFFICIAL 10 дней назад +1


  • sarko khalid
    sarko khalid 10 дней назад

    Long live kurdistan ❤❤

  • Mahesh Giri
    Mahesh Giri 11 дней назад

    Have you taken all country visa?with u.

  • New Hope
    New Hope 11 дней назад

    how to get free airticket ??

  • Matti Anderson
    Matti Anderson 11 дней назад


  • tedmccarron
    tedmccarron 11 дней назад

    For money people should get their online TEFL certificates and teach English online one on one two Chinese students. There is a gigantic demand for that and you can do it from anywhere in the world has you travel.

  • Nur Aini
    Nur Aini 12 дней назад

    It was good talk and I love it

    BIGG BOSS PROMOS 12 дней назад

    Yuvaraj singh

  • Rafael  Karagu
    Rafael Karagu 12 дней назад +1

    Hahaha this guy sounds like Gru from Despicable me.

  • Trenzie Da Pug
    Trenzie Da Pug 13 дней назад

    I liked his speech. But I do think some people are disappointed with what's given in the video, I was a little too. This emphasizes on traveling to places where the cost of living is very low, places that aren't as developed as places like New York, so your lack of visa won't be noticed, even if it's still dangerous to travel without a visa.

  • Sic Lusifer
    Sic Lusifer 13 дней назад

    Begging to have the experience of a lifetime is not called being helped by nice People. I always despised People like you that want to travel the world on the 'backs' of normal hard working People.
    And travelling the world like this is only accessible to nationalities that dont need a Visa to travel around, otherwise planning and paying for those visas (that is if they were granted) would be nearly impossible and would be costing lots of money.

    SUBHADEEP MAHATO 16 дней назад

    I am Indian...and we know how to take care of our guests... welcome ❤️❤️❤️❤️...we treat guests as God .....

  • TravelTheWorld
    TravelTheWorld 16 дней назад

    Really inspiring talk and tips, will definitely try out some of them on my next trips!

    JACKSON SANTANA 16 дней назад

    Hey Tom,
    I just I’d like to thank you for have given me the courage to travel almost without money. I did hitchhiking in Brazil from Southeast to Sul, From Central to Northeast. I’ve been in Colombia for 30 days doing working volunteer, also I did it in Brasil for 5 years. Now, guess where I’m ? In Australia, studying, working and traveling as well. You’re legendary!!
    Definitely, 20 year from now I’ll not be disappointed about anything. Haha
    Thanks again.

  • Mac Alsamadi
    Mac Alsamadi 18 дней назад

    Sooo.. international bum?

  • Kristina Washington
    Kristina Washington 18 дней назад

    lovely. :)

  • Tushar Vasani
    Tushar Vasani 19 дней назад

    I didn't want him to stop talking 💗

  • Eat Ride And Sleep
    Eat Ride And Sleep 19 дней назад


  • Shatlyk Nurmyradov
    Shatlyk Nurmyradov 19 дней назад

    Who is in 2019??

  • Shatlyk Nurmyradov
    Shatlyk Nurmyradov 19 дней назад

    Go to afghanistan plzzz

  • Catch the PLANE & get Insane
    Catch the PLANE & get Insane 22 дня назад

    You made my day! when for a while I've lost hope in what I was doing for past 5 years, traveling and living my dreams, waking up every day saying "i love my life"... Thank you! And the words at the end, it's like you were saying the words I couldn't find. You're amazing and true not like most of the vloggers who sells idea how to travel by saying "just become a vlogger ". Keep doing what you're doing ! Hope to meet you one day somewhere around the world 😊

  • Huntro 1981
    Huntro 1981 22 дня назад

    Glad I didn't have any money with this freeloader before the crash.

  • Mani Velan
    Mani Velan 23 дня назад

    Never afraid to travel anywhere in the Globe...this is all News to me...😁 Just kidding..fear of the unknown more than anything else..
    Actually travelled in lot of countries all by myself but still I would not travel in certain countries and in certain situations!

  • Sonu Sri
    Sonu Sri 24 дня назад

    Such an amazing story... 😘

  • Mosaic Noor
    Mosaic Noor 24 дня назад

    That's amazing ! someday I'll start my trip too 😍
    But wait do I have to hitchhiking that much 😳

  • Mohammad Dilshad Khan
    Mohammad Dilshad Khan 24 дня назад

    Bcz we Indians are very caring and loving and yess we are the last frontier 😂😂

  • Mᴀɴɢᴏ Pᴜʟᴘ
    Mᴀɴɢᴏ Pᴜʟᴘ 25 дней назад

    Am i the only one thinking he looks alot like yuvaraj singh?

  • Alex Finn
    Alex Finn 26 дней назад

    fourth option: live and work at "home" for six months, then travel for six months.

  • Sk Rezwan
    Sk Rezwan 26 дней назад

    Wow!! What a cool guy

  • Samuel Rapp
    Samuel Rapp 26 дней назад

    Real life Forrest Gump

  • വിദേശ സിനിമകൾ
    വിദേശ സിനിമകൾ 27 дней назад

    What about making a group for those loves travelling all over the world..??

  • sushanta debbarma
    sushanta debbarma 28 дней назад

    I want to hit like button a million times🙏

  • Rain Montemayor
    Rain Montemayor 28 дней назад

    Have you been to the Philipines? It's alright, should be your last stop..

  • Snowflake T
    Snowflake T 29 дней назад


  • Лейла Агаева
    Лейла Агаева 29 дней назад

    Love it! cool video ?hope one day i wil start trevelling more

  • El Canops
    El Canops Месяц назад

    What about getting visa problem

  • Bikash Thapa
    Bikash Thapa Месяц назад

    What about your passport and visa?

  • haroonRK23 ID
    haroonRK23 ID Месяц назад

    That was fabulous experience that you shared

  • akash thottungal
    akash thottungal Месяц назад


  • Jahangir Kabir
    Jahangir Kabir Месяц назад

    Diversity is altimate beauty and acceptance of the entity of diversity is fragmentation of the beauty.
    Travelling is the opportunity to touch the beauty and opportunity to watching different people different life.
    Thanks for make my virtual trip.

  • Anand s
    Anand s Месяц назад

    What about flight tickets

  • Anand s
    Anand s Месяц назад

    What about flight tickets

  • Greek Squad
    Greek Squad Месяц назад

    Stick out your thumb

  • Maddy Harvey
    Maddy Harvey Месяц назад

    I love all these points. However I think that hitchhiking as an option changes when you are a woman. I have hitchhiked in several places but they were mainly on Vancouver Island and Kauai...both safe in many ways. I wouldn't hitchhike in the places I plan to go because honestly the narrative is different as a woman...which is honestly really sad because it's free and you meet amazing people. I have sadly...been in some nerve wracking situations.

    ASPIRING DREAMS Месяц назад

    Thaaaaaaanks a lot 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Josephine Whitebody
    Josephine Whitebody Месяц назад

    Omg😂"I became a monk, just kidding" 😊

  • Taisei世界の旅人
    Taisei世界の旅人 Месяц назад


  • Neelam S
    Neelam S Месяц назад

    This man has truly LIVED his life. Great inspiration for all!

  • 2001 1004
    2001 1004 Месяц назад

    Transportation and accommodation is nothing. You can walk on your feet if you have lots of time, and you can sleep in a tent or some abandoned house you find. It's only daily necessities that cost you. I didn't like couchsurfing cuz I am usually afraid that the host would murder me asleep... 😂

  • Shalini Suansing
    Shalini Suansing Месяц назад

    This is a life worth living!

  • Abhijit dhamne
    Abhijit dhamne Месяц назад

    extra ordinary

  • Gladwin James
    Gladwin James Месяц назад

    @6:09 this like guy looks a combo of keanu reeves and benedict cumberbatch

  • Christopher Cahya Kesuma
    Christopher Cahya Kesuma Месяц назад

    Thank you

  • Daria Fadeeva
    Daria Fadeeva Месяц назад

    I'm a woman, and I also travel like that : couchsurfing + hitchhiking is the best combination. Those who saying "it's not for women", look at me - I'm still alive. And to tell you more: for women it may be even easier than for men. Good luck ladies and gentlemen :)))

  • CLNA
    CLNA Месяц назад

    All these women in the comments making excuses, I understand everyone is concerned for their safety but when there is a will there is a way and if you let your gender hold you back then you risk dying with regrets.

  • Joanna Sokolowska
    Joanna Sokolowska Месяц назад

    love your humor! Def will remember your ultimate hitchhiking rules! :)

  • Ann Raybon
    Ann Raybon Месяц назад

    Last statement too true...

  • Jay Alshehri
    Jay Alshehri Месяц назад

    if I hitchhiked with my thumb up to get a ride, then police will search few days later ...
    Guys enjoy your life .. :) wish you beautiful life always

  • Jay Alshehri
    Jay Alshehri Месяц назад

    most enjoyable talk I have watched hahaha :)))

  • Heidi Karin
    Heidi Karin Месяц назад

    I have had the most eye opening, profound experiences travelling. Mostly alone and my gut tells me to go around the world alone with my guitar. It's a feeling that has been constant my whole life. I know exactly the feeling you are talking about. It's a sense of freedom that cannot be touched by anyone. This video made me smile. Thankyou.

  • Arhaan mallick
    Arhaan mallick Месяц назад

    May is it possible to travel entire world without money? Don't think so man

  • Kashyap Patel
    Kashyap Patel Месяц назад

    What are the experience from India and how can you get suitable with India language?

  • Sarvesh Kumar
    Sarvesh Kumar Месяц назад

    Once i thought to do this

  • Noor Syamsu
    Noor Syamsu Месяц назад

    Just wanna say thank u, so inspring.

  • Phat Huynh
    Phat Huynh Месяц назад

    what is his "cooking" mean?

  • Prakash Singhoul
    Prakash Singhoul Месяц назад

    How did you pay for visas for so many countries?

  • Aljen
    Aljen Месяц назад

    some musicians or street performance in our capital Amsterdam earn about 100 euros a day on good days. that's more than what i earn with my job in a day

  • jambilardi
    jambilardi Месяц назад

    I wise I were white, too!

  • JoonPo
    JoonPo Месяц назад

    awesomely funny and courage to be self freedom and life satisfaction Tomislav!

  • Jairus Zapata
    Jairus Zapata Месяц назад

    I can't do this...😂😞

  • Yuvaraj Kaushik
    Yuvaraj Kaushik Месяц назад

    His humor made this video even more amazing 🔥

  • pranay neve
    pranay neve Месяц назад +1


  • Maryam
    Maryam Месяц назад

    Such a lovely personality .. thank u for the inspiration

  • aarti negi
    aarti negi Месяц назад


  • Alexander Coura
    Alexander Coura Месяц назад

    WOW ! What a great presentation!🙏🙏🙏

  • Francesco Prodi
    Francesco Prodi Месяц назад

    "You don't have to be brave to travel"
    I'm aracnophobic bro, if I travel in any country with more than -20 degrees I actually have to be VERY brave

  • Zach Stauza
    Zach Stauza Месяц назад


  • justa wonderer
    justa wonderer Месяц назад

    Been hitchhiking for off and on 7 years now almost 8

  • Ngọc Nam Hoàng
    Ngọc Nam Hoàng Месяц назад

    Nowadays, people lost belief in the others

  • Mark Summer
    Mark Summer Месяц назад

    I am leaving in April for South America or somewhere. I gotta get out of this country. It doesn't feel safe anymore. Videos like this just confirm I am making the right move.

  • Pedram Begloo
    Pedram Begloo Месяц назад

    Very inspiring. That's how I'd love to travel.
    The money problem will be solved. My major problem is that I'm Iranian and i need to waste two years of my life in the military service to get my passport and it's almost impossible for me to get a visa