Travel The Globe For Less Than $418, Sorta

Travel isn’t as much about resources as it is persistence, planning and problem-solving ability. A particularly skillful globe-hopper named Steve reveals how, starting next month, he plans to hit four continents and 15 cities while spending just $418.

He reveals his tricks in a guest post on Gizmodo.

Disclaimer: The guy is starting off with a treasure trove of frequent flier miles he acquired through clever credit card use.

In the story, Steve describes his methods to secure low-cost accommodations, get the most out of travel deals and timing.

Try to restrain your jealousy as you look over his itinerary:

• The Rock Boat – Jan 6 – 10
• Los Angeles–Jan 14 – Feb 13
• Sydney, Australia – Feb 15-20
• Auckland, New Zealand – Feb 20 – Mar 20
• Brisbane, Australia – Mar 20 – Apr 9
• Alice Springs, Australia – Apr 9 – 12
• Perth, Australia – Apr 12 – 14
• Singapore, Malaysia – Apr 14 – 16
• Bangkok, Thailand – Apr 16 – May 9
• Hong Kong – May 9 – 12
• Shanghai, China–May 12 – 22
• Tokyo, Japan – May 22 – May 27
• San Francisco – May 26 – Jun 3 (yes I go back in time on the flight home)
• Portland – Jun 3 – 7 (World Domination Summit!)
• Boston/Atlanta – Jun 8 – Jul 30
• Chicago – Jul 30 – Aug 4
• Dublin, Ireland–Aug 5 – Sep 2
• Madrid, Spain – Sep 2 – Oct 10
• Buenos Aires, Argentina? – Oct 15 – Nov 30 (not booked yet, but I still have enough miles to make it happen).

How do you cut costs when you travel, and what place or places did you go on your favorite vacation so far?

How to Travel Around the World for $418 [Gizmodo]