TRAVEL ON A BUDGET

Turn Your Tax Rebate into an Amazing Vacation

Turn Your Tax Rebate into an Amazing Vacation

Happy day after tax day! (I hope you didn’t forget!) Many of you are anxiously awaiting your refund and I am sure you can think of a million ways to spend it. While the responsible among us may toss it all in a savings account and never look back, I’m guessing most of you are planning on blowing it one way or another. If that is the case, I challenge you to spend it on experience and not things

Turn spare change into adventure

Turn spare change into adventure

What do you usually spend your change on? Coffee? Laundry? Donations to your neighborhood panhandler? Do you hoard it in your wallet until the end of the month, just in case you are low on funds? Instead of using it up as you accumulate it, put it towards travel! The 37 cents in your pocket may not seem like much but, if you start saving it now, it can really add up.

 

Minimalism: What I learned from a fashion blog

Minimalism: What I learned from a fashion blog

As someone who values minimalism, I never expected to find my next minimalist tip from a fashion blog. In all honesty, I assumed fashion blogging was all about buying the newest, hottest thing. Spending your hard earned dollars on a jacket or accessory that may be popular "this season" but will likely be dumped the next. I definitely cannot say I keep up with fashion trends and my mentality for buying clothing is quite different than this. Most things that end up in my closet these days I hope to have not for a season but years to come.

Adventure Every Day

Adventure Every Day

How often are you able to get out on a two week vacation? Once a year? Twice a year? Once every three years? Never? I ask because it seems that this is the expectation many of us have for travel and adventure. The problem is, we need time and money to get to those far off places we circled on the map. It takes time and money to get to that island in southeast Asia, find the perfect powder in Japan, or see an iconic view from the top of a mountain in South Africa. While many people choose to cram a year's worth of adventure...

4 tips to painlessly afford monthly adventures

4 tips to painlessly afford monthly adventures

Last week we talked about “having it all.” Of course, “having it all” is completely objective. I believe we can all get closer to complete satisfaction with our lives by making choices that bring us joy. And, no, I don’t mean confined to your two weeks off every year. I mean all the freakin’ time. If you, like me, find your happy place when you are in the ocean, zipping down a mountain, or...