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Finding cheap flights: Best resources

One of the most common questions frequent travelers get is: How do you afford to travel so much?  We all spout off tips about priorities and how to live on a budget and all those other things that can help, but let’s face it – some travel costs are just really expensive. The biggest culprit: […]

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5 easy international weekend trips from the US West Coast

Last week, I shared some easy international weekend trips for Americans on the East Coast. Since so many people complain about a lack of time as an excuse for not traveling internationally, I felt it was important to show people that international travel is possible, even with a limited amount of time. Although more than […]

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5 easy international weekend trips from the US East Coast

One of the biggest excuses I hear from people about why they don’t travel internationally is, “I just don’t have enough time.” To which I doubtfully reply, Really? I know we get shorted on vacation days in the US, but it’s not like you need a year off to visit another country. In fact, depending […]

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How I made travel work in 2015

It’s hard to believe 2015 has already come to a close. What a whirlwind of a year it’s been! My blogging has taken a hit this past year as my life has gotten in the way, but luckily my travels haven’t. I’ve visited some awesome destinations and had some amazing experiences, from biking down a volcano […]

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Why you should learn to love the quick trip

When most people think about vacation, they often imagine a weeklong trip to the Caribbean or maybe a long-planned-for adventure through Europe. But few conceive of the possibility of vacation being just a couple of days long. It’s just not how the American psyche works. Granted, we do live in a large, spread out country with poor […]

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Hack this trip: A winter getaway to Cabo

In this series, I plan to share practical examples of how to turn seemingly unattainable trips into affordable travel options using a little creativity and some more traditional travel hacking techniques. If you’d like to have a trip hacked, complete the online form through this link. Goal Trip Details A couple is looking to get away […]

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A weekend for two in Portland, Oregon for $235: How I made it work

Trip length: 2 days Total cost: $ 235 Vacation days used: 0 What are holiday weekends for if not travel? With a long weekend looming, my boyfriend and I researched destinations that might be doable for a couple of days. Since I was sitting on 12,000 unused IHG points, I checked out IHG’s PointBreaks list and […]

Travel with a 9 to 5

Hack this trip! You give me the details for a seemingly unattainable trip, and I show you to make it happen within your budget. Coming soon! Limited budget? No problem! I’ll show you how to travel for cheap without having to skimp. Save money! No time to travel? I’ll show you how to make the […]

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Common Budget Travel Myths

Travel can be pricey, and most of us who value our money are constantly on the lookout for the best ways to save a few bucks on our travel expenses. Rumors swirl around the media and by word of mouth, promising tips and tricks for saving, but unfortunately not all of those rumors have any […]

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Hack this trip: A Honeymoon in Costa Rica

   In this series, I plan to share practical examples of how to turn perceivably unattainable trips into affordable travel options using a little creativity and some more traditional travel hacking techniques. If you’d like to have a trip hacked, complete the online form through this link. Goal Trip Details A couple is looking to […]