10/24/2014 11:15 am ET Updated Oct 27, 2014

How To Take Your Dream Vacation Without A Guidebook Or Expensive Cell Charges

Taking a trip to an unfamiliar destination is thrilling, but it also requires careful planning to ensure travelers enjoy the fun of exploration without getting off track. And now, thanks to technology, adventurous millennials can do it all without weighing themselves down with a stack of guidebooks.

HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd found out how on Thursday when she spoke to Nico Pitney, HuffPost's Head of Product, about his incredible globe-trotting experience. Pitney visited 25 countries in 200 days, which he documented on his blog Instagram The World. And he did it all without a single guidebook -- and without racking up insane data charges on his mobile phone.

How'd he do it? Check out the video above for Pitney's best tips, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation about innovative millennial travelers.

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