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10 ways to travel for free

Arrange a Home Exchange • You can eliminate the cost of travel accommodations by participating in a home exchange. There's nothing complicated about it—it's basically the old-fashioned barter system—and you can do it either through a free site like Craigslist or a members-only site that will vet or provide references for a small fee. (Photo by Thinkstock/iStock)

10 ways to travel for free

Yahoo Lifestyle Entertainment
26 February 2014

By Patricia Magaña, Smarter Travel

Forget hitchhiking. The best new ways to travel for free rely more on tech savvy and social media connections than old-fashioned backpacking skills. Got Champagne taste on a beer budget? Here's what you need to know about home exchanges, crowd funding, and other ways to see the world without paying a dime.

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