Packing for 6 Months in a Carry-On Suitcase

  I know it can seem like it’s nearly impossible to pack for 6 days in a carry-on suitcase, let alone 6 months, but I’m here to tell you it can be done! In the past 10 years, I’ve traveled regularly to dozens of countries around the world, often for …

5 Things I Never Travel Without

Figuring out the essentials to pack for your travels can sometimes be tricky. Different destinations, different activities you hope to participate in, and, of course, traveling in different seasons, mean packing very different items. No matter what kind of traveling I plan to do and when, however, I find there …

Free Food Bins: A Budget Traveler’s Best Friend

  Hostels are great for the budget traveler. They are usually the cheapest bed around. You can meet other travelers with similar interests who might want to share costs or rides with you. You can swap out that heavy book you just finished for one another traveler left behind. Cutting …

Credit Card Points: A Beginner’s Guide

  One of the best and easiest ways I score free (really, free!) travel is through credit card points. I’m sure you’ve all seen the advertisements credit card companies put out there: 50,000 Bonus Points!!! No Annual Fee* Many people are enticed by these amazing offers but do not have …

5 Ways to Sleep for Free

  Over the course of a long-term trip, and even most average trips, accommodation is easily the single biggest combined expense budget travelers face. Even at an inexpensive average of $30 per night, accommodation for a short three-week trip comes to $630. That right there is more than a round-trip …

5 Ways to Avoid Paying Baggage Fees

  The abundance of budget airlines these days makes long-haul travel a lot easier and more affordable. I’ve flown internationally for as little as $16! That is about as good as you can get, price-wise. Of course, there were strict limitations that went along with that basic price ticket. There …

How I Travel Cheaper Than You Live

  People often ask me how I can possibly afford to travel as much as I do. It’s not as hard as you might think. Not by a long shot. I am not independently wealthy (or any kind of wealthy…) nor excessively motivated. Yet, I can travel for less than …