How to Travel When You’re Poor

How do you afford to travel so much? Boy do I get asked this a lot! The answer is simple: you can afford anything if you decide you want to. Even if you’re super duper poor. Really, really! Poor is basically my natural state so I’ve become somewhat of an expert at traveling while broke. In the last year and a half I’ve gone on 9 trips and visited 5 countries, all without breaking the bank. Read on to learn how you can travel on a tight budget. You have more money than you think …you just spend it on […]

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What happened when I let someone pick my travel destination for me

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? I never know how to answer that because although I like to think of myself as a pretty spontaneous soul, nothing I’ve done stands out as being overly crazy. But if I had to pick something, my craziest thing would involve Amsterdam. And not in the way I bet you think. 😉 Travel Roulette Once I was bit by the travel bug I kinda couldn’t stop booking trips. Especially last-minute cheap trips, those were my favorite. One day at work last September I was having one of those really bad day where everything […]

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An American’s 28 Surprising Observations of Paris

My trip to Paris was the first time I’ve ever really emerged myself into a different culture and oddly enough, it was the subtle differences between our cultures that I found most interesting. I expected all the big cliche ones that are known worldwide, like the French have amazing bread and wine, but there were a ton of little things that I didn’t expect! So here I will summarize my observations as an American traveling solo through Paris. These are simply the things I took note of during my first trip to Paris, and now having lived here for 2 years, […]

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Visiting Colorful Old San Juan, PR

Before I took this trip, I knew nothing about San Juan other than that it’s the capital of Puerto Rico and that means warm weather. I was perusing flights on Jet Blue one day, something I do often, when I saw a flight from Boston to San Juan for a little over $200 round trip. Rule of thumb: if you find a flight to another country for under $500 round trip and you are even mildly interested in the destination, BOOK THAT FLIGHT! Don’t even think about it. This is a unicorn flight and you need to book it. It’s a message […]

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Your complete guide to planning your trip to Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is the most beautiful place you will ever go in your life. Getting reservations is damn near impossible and the hike is long and brutal, but if you’re lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit, it will be the most worth it trip you ever take! My trip was planned/brought to life by my travel group, Girls Love Travel (on Facebook). Even with the help of veterans who’ve done it before and the coordination of 50 intelligent women, navigating our trip to Havasu was superrr confusing and frustrating at times, so I wanted to put together a […]

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Visiting Quebec

My best friend and I decided to take a road trip to Quebec for the weekend, which is only a short 7 hour drive from our hometown of Boston. I had only been to Quebec once before with the French Club in high school, so returning in my twenties was a whole new experience! For some reason that is simply beyond me, the two times I’ve made the drive to Quebec has been in the middle of February when the average temp is about 12 degrees and the entire city is covered in 2 ft of snow. I guess that’s […]

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My 1st Trip to Paris

Paris, the most visited city in the world. The City of Light is usually one of the first places a new traveler will visit, so you might not be surprised to learn that it was my first international trip. But what most people don’t know is Paris has always meant so much more to me. Paris was my unicorn A person’s first time traveling is always going to be meaningful, but I felt extra affectionate towards mine. You see, I’ve studied French since 6th grade and being able to speak French has always been the one thing I can do […]

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