Travel anywhere in the world

New York City to Omaha, Nebraska in 30 seconds...Image by shannonpatrick17 via Flickr

You can travel almost anywhere in the world and stay free in
private homes or luxury hotels. How? By one or both of the
following methods:


Join a Cooperative Exchange and Travel Club (listed below) for a
small annual membership fee. As a Travel Club Member you will
receive a list of as many as 5,000 names and addresses from all
over the U.S. and throughout the world. Only members receive the
list. As a member, you offer your home as a stopping point for
compatible people when it is convenient for you. In return, you
stay for free in any of the over 5,000 homes throughout the
world! Most of the people who belong to thee clubs are
interesting, adventurous and fun-loving.

On your next vacation enjoy the personal contact of staying in
someone else’s home. See the world on a shoestring and enjoy
yourself. Here are some of the other benefits of a Travel Club

* Develop a pen-pal relationship

* Find people with similar hobbies

* Exchange home ( instead of staying with members)

* Drop-in relationships (if you prefer not to stay with
members, you might just visit with them to find out what
is going on in their area, etc..An initial contact when
visiting a distant place will make for a more enjoyable

Write to the following Clubs for complete details:

Traveler Directory
537 Church Street, Box 1547
Lancaster, PA 17604

Vacation Exchange Club
119 Fifth Ave
New York, NY

Holiday Home Exchange
P.O Box 555
Grants, NM 87020


Become an “Outside Agent” for a travel agency, a tour guide or
co-ordinator for group tours.

Go to a large travel agency and contract with them for a free
trip (All expenses paid!) in exchange for you securing 20 to 30
people to go with you on a group tour.

How to secure others to travel with you? Primarily through your
personal, social and business contacts. Think of a place that
contacts might like to visit. You can get a special discount
group rate for them. They will save on their trip and you will
travel for free.


Still again,it is possible to appoint yourself as President of
your non-profit organization and have the organization supply you
with a free vehicle will all expenses paid. If your organization
is a church related corporation, you could tour Europe for free,
to visit cathedrals, as an example. A church can raise money by
“selling” charters, degress and other cheap papers for hundreds
of dollars.

Tips when travelling alone

Statue dedicated to the traveller.  Oviedo, Spain.Image via WikipediaDo you know that travelling alone can open you up to unique personal experience in new places.Take full advantages of these opportunities while maintaining your safety which is very important
  • Follow your usual routines that you do at home.Drink cup of coffee in the morning,take an afternoon jog,visit the market in the evening.
  • Make yourself at home by decorating you room with familiar objects,such as pictures,candles and flowers
  • Go to you favorite restaurant and bring a book,journal or material for writing letters. You might also bring a guide book or map to help plan the next part of your trip
  • Become a regular, Visit one shop consistently or have breakfast at the same cafe’ each morning, and get to know the local there
  • Meet other travellers through classes or tour groups. They can share travel tips with you and even become temporary travel companions

MAS announced ‘0’ fare tickets campaign for domestic destinations

Boeing 777-2H6/ER der Malaysia Airlines am Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Image via Wikipedia

Malaysia Airlines launched new campaign in order to compete with Air Asia by travel to any domestic destination for zero fare.

These tickets can only be purchase online through the MAS website However, passengers must make bookings within the next 14 days and pay the airport tax and surcharges.

It is understood that MAS will soon announce its campaign for its Asean routes.

“It could be zero fares or minimum charges but they will be lower than those offered by our competitors at present,” he said.

For the domestic offer, the total charge for travel between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak is RM122.40.

For domestic travel without crossing the South China Sea, the charge will be RM81.45.

Datuk Seri Idris Jala, MAS managing director/chief executive officer said the airline has set aside one million tickets for this offer, which is valid for travel between June 10 and Dec 14.

What we are offering gives everyone a win-win situation« DATUK SERI IDRIS JALA

For the record, previously the cheapest one-way fare between KL International Airport and Kota Kinabalu – the furthest possible domestic route – cost RM529. A normal ticket for a trip from KLIA to Penang costs RM229 one-way.MAS’ subsidiary Firefly is also offering zero fares for its destinations on its turboprop aircraft..Idris said MAS had set aside 30% of each flight for “these special Everyday Low Fares” offer.However, he said that tickets purchased were not refundable and the travel dates could not be changed.“What we are offering gives everyone a win-win situation. It helps us to meet our business objectives and it provides our customers with an excellent deal.“You get to enjoy the best of both worlds – really low prices plus our five-star services – our food and beverages, entertainment, luggage allowances and other benefits that come with travelling with MAS,” Idris said.

The zero fare product is part of a business transformation plan that Idris launched last year after MAS managed to record its best-ever profit of RM851.42mil, compared with losses of RM136.43mil in 2006.

Getting to know Firefly

Launched on April 3rd 2007, Firefly, Malaysia’s first community airline, is operated under FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. Operating out of its hub in Penang, Firefly provides new and exclusive routes to Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu and Langkawi in Malaysia, and to Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand. Penang, being the second biggest hub in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, is a congregation point of many customer airlines and therefore the perfect touch point for new and seasoned travelers alike. From our hub, Firefly offers the quickest routes in the air within Peninsula Malaysia, as well as to some very famous tourist destinations in Thailand, aligning itself with the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMTGT) agenda.

Much like a community in a segment of a society, Firefly places great emphasis on safety and comfort in its flying experience. With routes resembling the ‘path not taken’, passengers will get to their destinations in a much shorter time frame. “Firefly is about taking people off the roads, ferries and boats, and getting them to their destinations faster,” quotes Eddy Leong, Managing Director of Firefly. Providing an air service that is simple, no frills and cost effective makes flying Firefly a fun and smart choice.