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How to Travel the World for Free

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The unbelievable feat of traveling 25,000 miles — from Berlin to Antarctica — without any money! Join Michael Wigge as he immerses himself into fascinating subcultures, rides with Amish farmers in old-fashioned buggies, sleeps on the street with the homeless, and, with the help from alternative lifestylers, learns to nourish himself with flowers. Wigge had only 3 concerns during his travels: How do I get some food? How will I get to my next destination? Where can I sleep? ...all without money! This unusual travel diary combines adventure with humor and contains surprising revelations about when money is really needed — and when it's not. A must-read for every travel and adventure fan!

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Author and journalist Michael Wigge began his career as an anchor for the German VIVA program London Calling in 2002. Since then, the world has been his newsroom and playground, whether he is living with the native Yanomami Indian tribe in the Amazon rain forest, taking the longest recorded donkey ride in the history of music television, or fighting Sumo wrestlers in Japan. Whether reporting from prison for MTV or entering Buckingham Palace solemnly attired as King Henry VIII, Wigge has always thrown himself into the most unusual of situations. Michael Wigge's most recent adventure involved traveling throughout 14 different countries with the goal of turning a half-eaten apple into a dream home in Hawaii, using only the bartering system. Prior to this, Wigge's other globetrotting escapade found him journeying from Europe to the Americas to, finally, Antarctica (literally the end of the world) without a penny to his name. Wigge currently lives in Berlin, Germany, but far prefers to be on the move.

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Stewe, June 4, 2012 (view all comments by Stewe)
I heard about Michael Wigge's story and got the book right away. This German guy did so many crazy things just to get food and accommodation for free. Pillow fights, being a human sofa, pushing people up a hill ... The book is an easy and fun read without being superficial and trite. I enjoyed all the insights into different cultures. Money does not always have to be the most important thing. Although I probably will never travel the way he did, it is very inspiring, especially when it comes to meeting new people and getting to know about their way of life (e.g. meeting people via couchsurfing).
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