WTAB 100 Dollar Challenge – Dominican Republic

11 October, 2014

Before leaving the Dominican Republic Jade suggested I go on a “Manventure”. Just to get a feel for what its like to travel alone. So I did, but I wanted to add another purpose to the trip, so I decided to give myself a pretty tight budget. I wanted to show people that traveling doesn’t have to be so expensive and that you can still get a lot of adventure in. I chose an easy number, 100 USD.

I left on my adventure with EXACTLY 100 American dollars, not a penny more, not even a just in case.

I had no reserve so I made sure I wrote everything down. I needed to know exactly how much it would cost me to get home, as well as what I could spend money on and still get a good amount of days, and adventure, in.

In total I stayed four days and five nights. I spent all of my money except one dollar and some change.

So what did I do with 100 USD?
  • I saw two beautiful waterfalls.
  • Went horseback riding…TWICE.
  • Ate delicious food and snacks.
  • Camped. AND…

That’s right, all of that for the low low cost of 100 USD. Now keep in mind this includes all expenses. The bus to the city of Jarabacoa, food, lodging, snack, park fees, fruits, a map of the town, and all of that other good stuff.

I also went super light, only taking what I needed. Everything was documented on my trusty little go pro and you can check out the video from that below.


What can you do with 100USD? This is a challenge from me to the world. Take 100USD and go have an adventure. It doesn’t have to be alone but it does have a budget limit of 100USD.  When you come back, let us know how it went and what you did. #WTAB100


Photographer – Traveler – Adventure Junkie.

Nothing is set in stone. Go with the flow but don’t be afraid to create your own river. The hardest part is the beginning, once you have momentum, nothing and no one can stop you.

Peace, Love and Happiness =)


  1. Comment by Sabine Revelli

    Sabine Revelli Reply 11 October, 2014 at 20:10


  2. Comment by Cherri Megasko

    Cherri Megasko Reply 29 November, 2014 at 08:28

    I love this idea! I am always hearing people say they don’t have the money to travel. But with a little thoughtful planning and a moderate dosage of restraint, you can have a wonderful time on just a few bucks. (As you’ve certainly proven here.) I am sharing this in a travel group I belong to on Facebook! Thanks!
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    • Comment by Gabriel Harding

      Gabriel Harding Reply 2 December, 2014 at 22:29

      That’s awesome, glad you enjoyed the post!! Share away!!!

      It definitely takes a lot of desire to travel to do it this way though. You have to carry the bare minimum and be willing to walk, a lot, as well as know the language and how to negotiate.

      I loved the experience and will be challenging myself to more of these along our travels!
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