Because we’re often traveling off the grid, email ( is the best method of communication. You may also contact us through our social media platforms:

If you are interested in advertising, a partnership, and/or have any further questions, feel free to contact us through one of the methods above.

Other Preferred Methods


Written on paper and tied to doves. It may take slightly longer, but you’ll save tons of money on postage.

Morse Code

Dashes and dots through a wire. We may have to borrow your telegraph, ours is currently in storage.


Through people on foot. Our preferred method, especially if dressed as ELF.


Communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception. Don’t bother introducing yourself.

16 thoughts on “Contact
  1. Dear Audrey and Harry,

    I am glad to let you know that Airbnb is going to refund me for unspent nights!
    I followed your advises and it really worked.
    I am so happy!
    Thanks a lot for your kind support, your precious advises. You don’t know how great you are! I appreciate your job and big efforts in helping other people in desperate situation.
    Thank you again! God bless you! All the best and good luck!

    Best regards

  2. Hi Audrey & Harry,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Breaking Free Without Breaking The Budget has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Budget Travel Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Budget Travel Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  3. Hey guys. I’m from Romania and by accident I stumbled on some news and your “official press release” as a reply for the bombardment of critic. First of all yes Romania is not the safest or cleanest country and indeed this is the truth – the problem is that this truth, as well as “authentic honesty” bothers people and various organizations. But this is not relevant. I have to congratulate you for calling out these travel bloggers who do some things for profit and public image. If they are happy about receiving candy is their problem – but indeed they present a false image for traveling and also for the places visited, coating the experience with flowers and pretty words when the truth is that sometimes travel can be difficult and present all kind of edgy situation and hardships. I came back myself from a long travel- with hitchhiking, sleeping in tent and so on so I know there are other facets besides the pink one. Good luck to you guys.

  4. I am from Romania, you come in our country and blame everything, in contrast prince of Wales Charles live 2 weeks every year in a small cottage in Transilvania and him back in UK pleased. Now who are stupid: prince Charles or Harry&Audrey ???? correct answers is evident …

    1. Yeah! We’re definitely going with Audrey & Harry too!! Thanks for supporting us. You’re really great! Hahah

  5. Hello, My name is Alexandra Groza and I`m working for a national television in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We saw your video and we wanted to meet you and talk about the bad conditions you found here
    In case you already left Cluj-Napoca maybe we can do a Skype call.
    Thank you very much,
    Alexandra Groza. Digi24

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    1. Hi Helen,

      My husband and I have not yet tried couchsurfing. To be honest, traveling as a couple we tend to enjoy our privacy and our own space (especially enjoying long, lazy mornings drinking coffee in our PJs). However, two of my female travel idols – Sherry Ott and Lisa Lubin – have raved about their couchsurfing experiences! They have written some nice blog post write ups saying what a great experience it is to connect with a local as a solo traveler! I attached Sherry Ott’s blog post about it. You can see how much she recommends the couchsurfing experience. Definitely an option for some!

      1. Thanks so much for that Audrey. I have gone through the whole website and all the comments. It looks simply great. Will let you know of any future news on this score. (And if you are ever in Johannesburg, South Africa….. I have a guest bedroom…:):)

  7. Hi!

    My wife and I are contemplating doing what you are doing in a couple of years, and we’re trying to plan ahead as much as possible. I love your budget breakdowns. They really help us visualize ourselves doing what you are doing.

    I have one question. Where do you stay and how do you pick the places you stay?

    Thanks, and have fun!

    Shawn Rosvold

    1. Thanks Shawn,
      We mostly use Airbnb to stay in apartments. We have stayed in a few hostels, guest houses, hotels, and B&Bs along the way too. Traveling through Patagonia, hostels are almost a must due to limited options. For the first portion of our trip, (up through Japan) all our accommodations are documented in our blog. The funny thing is, that is always one of our biggest questions too, so we felt it was important to show others where we stayed. If we can be of any help, please let us know. Thanks for saying hello and stopping by!

  8. Thanks for that Audrey. Yes I know Quark isn’t the cheapest way to travel, but there are occasions when you have to evaluate the cost and the benefit. When it comes to out of the way places like the polar regions, you can’t muck about. And Quark certainly delivers value for money – without the glitz and luxury that would seriously put it out of contention. (Not that I like luxury anyway). In 2006 the Quark ship was a very small one, and basically a rust-bucket, having been a research vessel, but I loved it like that. Who on earth needs a fancy cabin and having to dress for dinner? But Quark trips are top notch when it comes to food, service, adventure, education and experiences. And their staff are fantastic.They have got all their priorities right. Backpacking and doing your own thing is great, but the circumnavigation of Iceland will be a really good trip, and then to go and explore more inland will open up new opportunities.
    I’d love to see that other post about Iceland, if you can find it. Give the penguins, albatrosses and baby seals my best wishes!

    1. Helen Quark does offer a great value. Maybe you’ll convince us to explore this option for our travels to that area. Seeing as that we are heading west towards The South Pacific and Asia first, not sure where we’ll be when! Thanks for following us along and for all your great comments and advice!

  9. I am booked on a trip to Iceland in Aug/Sept next year. Circumnavigating with Quark Expeditions, which as usual with this mob, includes lots and lots of leaping into zodiacs and going ashore to learn, walk, see, and talk to the locals. Having travelled with them before, I know it is going to be awesome. HOWEVER because Iceland is such a mind-blowing accident of continental drift I want to explore a lot more, either before or after the Quark trip. There is such a lot to see, and it seems a pretty jacked-up country for exploring. I want to know is there anyone who has been before, and can give me some feed-back? Or, better still, is there a BS traveller who will be in Iceland around that time and who wants to explore as well? (someone who wants to do that descent into the dormant volcano lava tube, type of person! lol)

    1. Helen, Iceland is penciled in as part of our RTW trip. We don’t know much about the country yet though. We think it would be awesome to travel to Iceland with
      Quark, however after Antarctica, most of our travels would probably have to be completed independently due to budgets and costs. We purposely saved for Antarctica Expedition prior to leaving for our RTW trip to account for the cost of traveling with expedition specialists/teams. There was another RTW couple that put together a very nice post on how they did Iceland on a budget. I can’t seem to find it right now. If I come across it, I will be sure to add it as a link on our blog here.

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