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Best Resources for Finding Flight Deals

Best Resources for Finding Flight Deals

Flight deals can be hard to find these days - especially in the summer of revenge travel! But these tried and true tools are great resources for snagging a last-minute deal, watching a fare with intel about whether it will rise...

15 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

15 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

More often than any other question, I am asked how I afford to travel as much as I do. I'm not rich, and as of last year, I have a mortgage to pay as well! But the trick is, I budget for travel - I specifically set aside money from my monthly paycheck in a travel fund...

Why You Should Consider A Hostel For Your Next Trip

Why You Should Consider A Hostel For Your Next Trip

The Adventure Hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland Hostels are a great option for budget-conscious travelers who are looking for a unique and social experience, and I personally am a huge fan of them. But I have met so many people who scoff at the mere mention of...

Five Things to Know When Your Flight is Delayed or Canceled

Five Things to Know When Your Flight is Delayed or Canceled

It's no secret that there have been a ton of flight cancellations and delays this year. I've heard so many horror stories of people stranded at the airport, or thwarted from their long-awaited vacations by bad weather, pilot/mechanic shortages, or aircraft...

10 Ways To Save Money For Travel

10 Ways To Save Money For Travel

More often than not, friends and family tell me they can’t afford to travel - and they wonder how I am always able to afford it. Let me be clear: I am not rich. I don’t make six figures, and as of this year, I now have a monthly mortgage to add to my budget! Planning...

A Guide to My Favorite Travel Cards

A Guide to My Favorite Travel Cards

I've been traveling solo for 16 years, but it wasn't until about 10 years ago that I started learning about the benefits of travel rewards-based credit cards. When I booked my 6-week trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2012, I discovered the Capital One Venture card,...

Your First Hostel Stay: 10 Things To Know

Your First Hostel Stay: 10 Things To Know

Thankfully, the days of dirty, outdated, noisy hostels with a reputation for bedbugs and squeaky metal bunkbeds are - mostly - gone. Most hostels these days are clean, safe, well-equipped, and modern. Choosing to stay in these communal facilities versus an expensive...

Essential Items for Your Carry-On

Essential Items for Your Carry-On

I actually travel entirely with carry-on luggage, even on the longest and farthest trips abroad. (Don't believe me? Check out My Go-To, Long-Term, All Carry-On Travel Packing List for Women.) But my "carry-on" is still a large backpack containing everything I need for...

Travel Hacks: Enjoying Luxury on a Budget

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be rich to travel -- and more importantly, you don't need to be rich to travel fabulously. Even tightwad budget travelers can use a few travel "hacks" to spice up their frugal trips, and add a dose of luxury to an...

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