Pro tip for wanderers: Take advantage of places where your friends are living. Often they will not only give you some insider information about places to visit, but also offer to hook you up with inexpensive (if not completely free) lodging for a few nights.
Advanced pro tip: If they are really good friends who happen to be going on their own trip at the same time that you were planning on visiting, you may find yourself getting their entire home to yourselves.
I knew my Women’s Walkabout companion and I were going to do our Italy adventure “on the cheap”, but I never expected that would entail having access to an entire apartment in the heart of the city. All for the low, low price of bringing in the mail and doing some basic cleaning up after ourselves.
I’d be hard-pressed to think of a more mind-blowing (not to mention a better quality-to-cost ratio) travel accommodation from any of my other vacations, in my entire lifetime.
Shot on iPhone 8, black and white filter.