24 Hour Guide to Chicago (on a Budget)

24 hours in Chicago isn’t much, but it’s enough to see some of the top spots in the Loop. This 1 day guide to Chicago on a budget is perfect for first time visitors who don’t want to spend a lot of money! … Chicago is a BIG city. There are over 70 distinct neighborhoods… Continue reading 24 Hour Guide to Chicago (on a Budget)

How to Save Money While Traveling (Basic Budget Travel Tips)

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These basic budget travel tips will help you get started with traveling. Find out how to save money while traveling so you can make travel a reality! … Budget travel isn’t as difficult as it seems. It mostly means giving up convenience, luxuries, and things you don’t really need. Maybe that does sound difficult to… Continue reading How to Save Money While Traveling (Basic Budget Travel Tips)

22 Best Free Things to Do in St. Louis

There are so many fun and free things to do in St. Louis, Missouri. Here are 22 of the best things to do, according to a local (aka me). … There are tons of reasons to visit the Midwestern city of St. Louis, Missouri. There’s art, there’s music, there’s beer, there’s food, there’s sports…whatever it… Continue reading 22 Best Free Things to Do in St. Louis

Best Websites to Book Your Budget Accommodation

Finding the best budget accommodation is key when you’re trying to save money on your travels. These are my top budget accommodation booking platforms for planning my trips. Some people have one preferred type of accommodation (hotel, hostel, short-term rental) and they stick to that for every trip they take, but I like to switch… Continue reading Best Websites to Book Your Budget Accommodation

The Introvert’s Guide to Hostel Life

Getting used to hostel life as an introvert can be tough. Don’t get me wrong, hostels are great. As a budget traveler, I stay in hostels any chance I get (unless I can find a cheaper accommodation option). I’m a hardcore introvert, though, so hostels weren’t my first choice when I started traveling. In the… Continue reading The Introvert’s Guide to Hostel Life

Over 100 Free Things to Do in New Zealand

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Traveling in New Zealand is generally expensive. It’s considered one of the most expensive countries in the world, even for locals. As a budget traveler, that might turn you off visiting, but it really shouldn’t. There’s a seemingly endless list of free things to do in New Zealand, despite what you might believe. Some of… Continue reading Over 100 Free Things to Do in New Zealand

Book Hotels with This App to Get Cash Back

Use the Dosh app to get cashback when you book hotels through their booking platform, plus get cashback on regular purchases. Read on to find out how. (This post is not sponsored or affiliated with the app in any way.) … If you travel a lot, you’re probably always looking for new ways to save… Continue reading Book Hotels with This App to Get Cash Back

The Essential Hostel Packing List

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As most backpackers know, packing for a hostel is very different than packing for a night in a hotel. The environment and situations you find yourself in when you stay in a hostel call for very specific tools. That’s why I put together this essential hostel packing list, so you know exactly what you need… Continue reading The Essential Hostel Packing List

The Cost of Traveling New Zealand: How Much Money Do You Really Need?

New Zealand is considered one of the more expensive countries to travel, but how much does it really cost? Here’s a complete breakdown of my travel budget from my 1 year working holiday in New Zealand. I’m sharing average costs for different things, plus the exact amount I spent! (Updated May 2020) … I spent… Continue reading The Cost of Traveling New Zealand: How Much Money Do You Really Need?

New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

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A guide to all the BEST New Zealand hostels around the country (and some of the worst)! … I lived, worked, and traveled around New Zealand for almost 11 months. I was on a working holiday, so I was definitely on a tight budget. As a backpacker, a lot of my nights were spent sleeping in… Continue reading New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)