Anyone traveling on a budget in Europe will be familiar with the many European budget airlines and their intrigues. Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2, FlyBe, WizzAir, etc. have all made their fortunes by offering dirt cheap basic airline fares, and charging for anything and everything else. Successfully traveling on budget airlines is an art—an art that may… Read More 12 Tips For Flying European Budget Airlines
I’ve spent the last several years exploring Europe, and one region specifically: Eastern Europe. It is by far my favorite region in the world—there are so many places to see! This post is all about the cost and the money I spent. As a seasoned budget traveler, I knew that my big trip this last… Read More How Much Does It Cost To Travel Eastern Europe For 6 Weeks?
Traveling can often be a massive expense, and going on a trip can take significant time saving and creating a budget. Europe in particular is an amazing continent with so much to offer travelers, but with cities like London and Paris, it’s not necessarily going to be cheap. One of my best travel hacks? Traveling… Read More The Top 10 Budget European Cities In 2017
The time has come, yet again: I’m heading off on a big trip this summer! And whenever I announce I’m going on a trip, it’s only ever a short time before I’m asked the inevitable question: how can you afford it? How do you have so much money to travel? In the last two years,… Read More How I’ve Saved Thousands of Dollars to Travel the World
I’ll never forget booking my first flight to Europe: five years ago, my best friend and I sat down, opened up the Expedia webpage, and bought a round-trip flight from Minneapolis to Dublin for a 3-week trip the summer after my high school graduation. It was just about 3 months in advance. Price tag? $1024.… Read More 10 Tips For Booking Cheap Flights to Europe
My first trip to New York City was amazing—and it certainly won’t be my last! But as one of the most visited cities in the world and by far the most popular in the United States, I was fairly hesitant about the prices. Having heard nothing but how horribly expensive NYC is, I found that… Read More 12 Free Things to Do in New York City
Everyone knows about hacking your way to travel on the cheap. Credit cards, rewards programs, frequent flier miles, bonus points—you name it, someone somewhere out there has hacked it. Despite traveling quite a lot before my big trip in March, I had never had a credit card with rewards. I’d never gotten any bonuses, I… Read More Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card (Or, How I Went To Las Vegas For Free)
Las Vegas may be one of the most fun destinations I’ve been to in the US. If you’re visiting for the first time, check out my previous post to get the lowdown on Vegas before you go! But what all should you do once you get there?! All of the casinos have their own personality,… Read More 10 Free Sights You Can’t Miss In Las Vegas
A lot of travelers are put off by Scandinavia and its obscenely high prices (including yours truly, who has yet to feel financially secure enough to return!). Sweden is notoriously expensive: everything from accommodation to food to beer all seems to be shockingly costly. As a traveler who prides herself on the ability to travel… Read More Can You Really Visit Stockholm On A Budget?
What should you do with your money when you travel abroad? This is probably one of the most complicated questions for any trip. Through trial and error (and many mistakes), I’ve managed to figure out some tips and tricks for how to deal with your finances when you travel internationally. Of course, different destinations will… Read More 20 Tips For Handling Money Abroad
Saving the money is undoubtedly one of the hardest parts of traveling. No matter how long your trip is or where you’re going, unless you’re seriously ballin’ you’ll have to spend some time working hard to save up in the first place. I’m all about budgeting, pinching pennies, and stretching my money to last the… Read More 10 Little Ways To Save Money For Travel
I have no idea how it took me so long to visit Berlin: the German capital is just so COOL! And while it was an incredible city to visit, it was also shockingly affordable for Western Europe. In addition to the ever-useful student discount, there’s lots to do in the city that is completely free!… Read More The Top 8 Free Things To Do In Berlin
There is no doubt about it… London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. There’s so much to do and see in London (like these 25 places you can’t miss), and you never seem to have enough time or money. While London is expensive (to the point where you feel even breathing… Read More How to Do London on the Cheap
Flying is a great way to travel: it always saves more time than taking ground transportation. Unfortunately, one of the biggest downsides to flying is the expensive money trap that is Every Airport Ever. Spending money is almost always necessary (particularly for long layovers), but you don’t have to break the bank every flight! Here… Read More 7 Tricks to Save Money at Airports
Saving is the name of my game. After saving money for travel (also called: my life) religiously for the past 9 months, I think I’ve got the idea down. When travel is my goal, I work hard to play hard—while I try to keep expenses down on any trip, I put in major effort to… Read More 5 Ways I Save Money for Travel