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Online Resource Guide: Free Travel and Volunteering

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FREE TRAVEL

Affordable Europe
Vueling.com Airline that lists hotel and car-rental discounts
SkyEurope.com Airline that lists hotel and car-rental discounts
Voyages-sncf.com Tickets purchased more than a month in advance for France's TGV trains are also at least ha;f the normal price
Visitlondon.com Budget hotel and entertainment listings for London
Europeancityyards.com For a full list of cities with city cards
Rouelibre.fr Information on Paris's bike rental stands
Busabout.com Sells multi-city passes that rival the Eurail Pass in terms of price abd flexibility
Eurolines.com Sells multi-city passes that rival the Eurail Pass in terms of price abd flexibility
Easycar.com, Alimex.eu, Sixti.com: European car rental chains
Eurocheapo.com How to find free stuff in Europe


Airline that lists hotel and car-rental discounts
House-sitting
Caretaker.org Subscribe to the Caretaker Gazette; find caretaker and house-sitting opportunities
Housecarers.com Register to find house-sitters and house-sits worldwide
Housesitworld.com Advertise for and find house-sitters worldwide
Sabbaticalhomes.com House-sitting, house rental, or house exchange site for the academic community

Hiking Trail Volunteers
Appalachiantrail.org Official site of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Cdtrail.org Official site of the Continental Divide Trail Alliance
Pnt.org Official site of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association

Sister-city Exchanges
Sister-cities.org Volunteer organization that links US cities/counties to their similar counterparts in other nations

Hospitality Exchanges
Globalfreeloaders.com Register to host travelers and to find free accommodations worldwide
Hospitalityclub.org Network of international hospitality exchange

Volunteer Farm Workers
Wwoof.org Site for World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Association

Membership Clubs that Host Travelers
Educatorstravel.com Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network
Evergreenclub.com For travelers over 50
Lghei.org Lesbian and Gay Hospitality Exchange International
Motorcycle-travel.net Motorcycle Travel Network
Tandemclub.org Tandem bike enthusiasts around the world
Womenwelcomewomen.org.uk Friendship and travel network for women worldwide

Home-swapping
Digsville.com Home exchange world-wide
Gti-home-exchange.com Home exchange, travel planning links and tools
Homeexchange.com International home exchange
Ihen.com The International Home Exchange Network
Intervacus.com Register to list your home/vacation house for home exchange
Swapnow.com Self-described largest international home-swapping network in the world

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