Budget Travel for Dummies

Ever tried budget travel? It’s pretty hard. You want to buy clothes, food and experiences. Get your photo taken! Go on a cruise. Hell, even I want to! It’s hard, for sure. It was hard for me to travel across the country on a budget, and yes, we had a few binge days. But check out my blogs in August for the full update on Backpacking across the US on a low budget, or here. Budget travel, unlike common knowledge, doesn’t consist of saying no. It consists of saying YES! Say yes to having fun, on a budget. Say yes to…

Taking Advantage of Weekends to Travel

I think everyone wants to travel, in one way or another. Be free! Explore! That’s what life is about, after all. That’s what some of us live for. Of course, some of us don’t have the option of spending thousands of dollars to fly to international destinations, or go on big fancy cruises. Some of us are weighed down, either financially or by work, school, or family. This is about the some of us. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I am a little bit more lucky than some of you when it comes to what I can fit in a…

Which Skyscrapers Are the Best in New York City

During my time in New York City, I went up three different skyscrapers. The Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center and the One World Trade Center. The 1st, 5th and 39th tallest buildings in the United States. They all have amazing views, amazing technology and an amazing feeling as you stand above the city that never sleeps. But what you want to know, is which one is better? Categories Views During my time up each of the buildings, I took a lot of photos. I mean, I was looking over the city of New York! There was a lot to…

Getting Up Early vs Sleeping In Late: A Traveler’s Guide

Getting up early is the best option. There are many upsides to it. You can watch the beautiful sunrise like here in Charleston. Get rid of skeptical characters and meet the local people like in San Francisco, or enjoy the peace and quiet. There are so many reasons that you shouldn’t waste precious travel time in the morning by getting your beauty sleep! I list them all here in the Top 10 Travel Tips from a Traveler. Of course, there are exceptions. If you have children, or you stayed up late the night before partying, then of course you should sleep in! But otherwise,…

How to Travel on a Budget and Stick to It

Budget traveling is the best kind of traveling. You can stretch out your trip more, see more of what your destination has to offer, and have the most fun! After all, the best things in life are free. Budget travel, in my experience, is easy. You just need to know how to work it. Many people find it hard to travel without spending loads of money. But with the right resources and good education on what to do and what not to do while traveling, you can survive for a good $50 a day, or less!   Planning Airfare For airfare,…

Top 10 Travel Tips from a Traveler

After 8 countries and 28 states, I think I can say that I have learned what it’s like to be a traveler. I have backpacked, budgeted and booked many trips, and will continue to do so to many more. It is in this way that I have learned how to travel the best, sometimes the hard way. Thinking of many factors, like safety, photos and fun, here are 10 things I have learned as a traveler.   Carry Cash Everywhere Cash is important in most countries. Places like Thailand and South Africa don’t always take credit cards, and as such…

Why I Think CityPASS is the best way to see New York City

In my opinion, the best way to do things is also the cheapest way (most of the time.) To get the best bang for your buck, you usually have to search low and high for a great option to save money and to get easy access to what you want to do! Using CityPASS, which is available in every major city in the USA, you can see all of New York City’s best, for a price that is discounted by 42%! I highly recommend getting CityPASS for your trip to NYC, making it an affordable and accessible way to see…