I slung my first travel backpack over my shoulder the summer of 2003. That backpack later became a suitcase that has gotten smaller and smaller with each passing year. I still travel every couple of months as an entrepreneur but not because I am independently wealthy—quite the opposite.
My wanderlust encouraged me to be creative, and I've developed a roster of tips that lets me travel on the super-cheap. I've learned that anyone with a true travel addiction will find a way to make it happen, no matter what our finances look like.
Here are some of my best tricks to help you see the world this summer, even if you think your budget won’t stretch an inch further: