The 10 Best Free Things on Earth

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They say that happiness isn’t free, but sometimes, it totally is. Everyone loves a good freebie, so we’ve collected 15. If you’re into traveling on the cheap, check out some creative and innovative and totally free ways to see the world right here. Here are the best free things you can do in the world.

[Originally posted on ThinkContra.com as The 9 Best Free Things On Earth.]

Couchsurfing

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Want a place to stay for free? Meet cool locals to show you around town? Hit up couchsurfing.com for a free couch, bed, or spare room and pay literally nothing for accommodations on your next trip.

Hitchhike (in Iceland)

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In many places, let’s be honest, hitchhiking is for bums. But in Iceland, it’s a totally acceptable way to travel. Iceland is ranked one of the safest countries in the world — in 50 years,police have only fired a weapon once.

The Full Moon Rave

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The craziest beach part on earth is wide open and free to the public. It happens on the night of the full moon ever month on the Thai island of Koh Phangan. Dance until the sun comes up.

Mona on a Sunday

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It’s usually 20€ to enter the Louvre, but on the first Sunday of every month, it’s totally free. Go early and stay late, there’s so much to see.

Any UK Museum, Anytime

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The British Museum (home of the Rosetta Stone), Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert, The Scottish Museum of Art in Edinburgh.. they’re all free, every day of the year.

The Ruin Bars of Budapest

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These are pop-up bars that show up in abandoned buildings around the city. These are basically the hippest bars in all the world – complete with art installations and music.

The Met

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NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art costs $20, right? Wrong. That’s just the suggested donation. But you don’t really have to pay at all. Spend the day exploring one of the largest museums in the world.

Hike Cinque Terre

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There are 5 towns (“cinque terre” in Italian) on the east coast of Italy connected by miles of hiking trails, and it’s free to set up camp along the way. It’s on every backpacker’s bucket list; add it to yours.

Camp in a US National Park

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It’s free to camp on federally owned land, so as long as you come prepared, who needs a campground anyway!

Go WWOOFing

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WWOOF is an international organization that connects farmers around the world to adventurous volunteers. You can go work on a farm for a week, a month, or even a year in exchange for room and board. Plus, you’ll learn a lot along the way!

About the Author: Elsie Sing

 

Elsie is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; her writing has appeared in a few university publications, under tables and on the sides of trains. She likes taking Polaroid pictures and planning rooftop picnics.

 

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