On The Road

Easy Ways To Meet Locals Abroad

Thumbnail image for Easy Ways To Meet Locals Abroad by The Runaway Guide 25 February 2014

Whether you’re tired of the backpacker scene and endless hostel parties or just want to get more out of your trip and experience something new, it’s time to go local. […]

How To Sneak Into Anywhere

Thumbnail image for How To Sneak Into Anywhere by The Runaway Guide 10 December 2013

One of the skill sets I acquired as long-term runaway was the ability to sneak into just about anywhere. I sweet talked my way into luxury hotels and relaxed in […]

How To Make A Fake Return Plane Ticket

Thumbnail image for How To Make A Fake Return Plane Ticket by The Runaway Guide 25 November 2013

As a result of globalization and the rise of economic asylum seekers, more and more countries are tightening their borders. Policy has become stricter and the amount of immigration officers […]

How To Stay Warm On The Road

Thumbnail image for How To Stay Warm On The Road by The Runaway Guide 21 August 2013

There’s nothing more uncomfortable and potentially dangerous than sleeping outdoors in the cold. It can deplete your energy, devour your morale, and even lead to hypothermia. It can turn a […]

How to Go Urban Camping

Thumbnail image for How to Go Urban Camping by The Runaway Guide 7 September 2012

At first thought, urban camping sounds somewhat alluring. You envision the sweet warm glow of the city lights, the soothing drone of passing cars and a good free nights rest […]

How To Haggle Like a Pro

Thumbnail image for How To Haggle Like a Pro by The Runaway Guide 1 September 2012

Few feelings are worse as a budget backpacker than knowing that you’ve just been ripped off. You feel cheated, outwitted, and like a dumb tourist. Scenes of your antagonist laughing […]

The Secret to Learning Languages

Thumbnail image for The Secret to Learning Languages by The Runaway Guide 26 August 2012

English has become the language of commerce throughout the world. As a result, you can generally find at least a few people who speak English anywhere you go. Despite this, […]

European Music Festival Guide

Thumbnail image for European Music Festival Guide by The Runaway Guide 11 August 2012

European summer festivals are epic. They are arguably the largest, longest, most drug and sex filled, multi-cultural parties in the world. There is so much drinking and fornicating going on […]

How to Change Money on the Black Market

Thumbnail image for How to Change Money on the Black Market by The Runaway Guide 16 March 2012

When a countries currency is overvalued, it leads to a much lower exchange rate for the foreign buyer. For example, if the world market price of 1$ equals 5 Sudanese […]

Runaway Backpacker Jobs

Thumbnail image for Runaway Backpacker Jobs by The Runaway Guide 16 September 2011

Most people believe that in order to work abroad, one must first obtain an expensive work visa. While this is true for most types of professional employment abroad, rarely is […]

How To Sleep On The Street

Thumbnail image for How To Sleep On The Street by The Runaway Guide 21 June 2011

If you want to save some money and think you got what it takes to brave the elements, the homeless, the police and the prostitutes, you may want to consider […]

How To Fly For Cheap

Thumbnail image for How To Fly For Cheap by The Runaway Guide 6 April 2011

Your plane ticket is probably the largest investment you will make for your backpacking adventure. Today, after 9/11 and the financial crisis, flying is more expensive than ever. Fuel surcharge, […]

How To Run Away As An Adult

Thumbnail image for How To Run Away As An Adult by The Runaway Guide 10 March 2011

A lot of you older folks are probably thinking, what is this guide, what is this madness?  I want to runaway, but not like this. Admittedly, my guides are fairly […]

How To Build A Fort

Thumbnail image for How To Build A Fort by THE RUNAWAY 21 February 2011

If you’re on the road, strapped for cash, and in need of shelter, building a fort is one of your best options. In the following guide, I will present an […]

How To Eat On The Cheap

Thumbnail image for How To Eat On The Cheap by THE RUNAWAY 17 February 2011

If you want to learn how to eat cheap or even free while on the road, you must have an open mind and a sauce made of hunger. It’s really […]

A Guide To Hitchhiking

Thumbnail image for A Guide To Hitchhiking by THE RUNAWAY 17 February 2011

While some of you have already done a fair share of hitchhiking, most of you may think such means of travel is reserved to the beatnik/hippie era. No matter what […]

How To Jump A Border

Thumbnail image for How To Jump A Border by The Runaway Guide 15 February 2011

First things first, let me just say that jumping a border is exceptionally dangerous and not to mention downright illegal. You may find yourself staring down the end of a […]

How To Jump Trains

Thumbnail image for How To Jump Trains by THE RUNAWAY 14 February 2011

Train Jumping is an art requiring many months of practice. As a self proclaimed master in the art of train jumping, I will guide you through the process of sneaking […]