Posts Tagged ‘saving money’

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Snaps & Blabs

Geri and her husband consider themselves vagabonds who are traveling around the world on a shoestring budget. Oh, let’s not forget – with their three young children right there with them. The website is a mix of home life and travel experiences rolled into one big package with little peanut butter fingerprints all over the [...]

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On the Other Guy’s Dime: A Professional’s Guide to Travel Without Paying – Book Review

I have always liked the idea of a working holiday. Especially if it’s a paid (working) holiday and I’m not the one “flitting (most if any) the bill”. Okay, maybe not so keen on the working part, but it comes with the territory. If you want to visit other countries – such as the United Kingdom, Israel, Bhutan, Turkey and Kenya – then the working holiday idea just may be your ticket to exotic locations. Professor Michael Schneider has done just that for several years and has authored his most recent book, sharing his secrets, upsides and pitfalls. Yup, there have been those too.

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The Travel Belles

Margo Millure aspired to be a ballerina at an early age. Over time, and having been able to live abroad for several years, travel replaced her desire to dance. She has also raised a family. Now, the travel bug has bitten again and The Travel Belles has been a way to “scratch that itch”. Margo, [...]

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LandLopers: Experiencing the World On a Budget

Though some may argue the point, “travel” does not revolve solely around backpacking. On the contrary, and Matt Long has proof. He enjoys hotels, resorts, not making his own bed, lounging by the pool and a few other “cushy” amenities. He also does it on a budget. LandLopers is a great place for “how it’s [...]

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The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide (e-book review)

I’m not quite sure why, but the title of this book has reminded me of “She’s Leaving Home” by The Beatles. Perhaps it struck a chord. Harkening back to my more youthful days when women dreamed about leaving home on some “wild” adventure but settled for the alternative – a domicile existence and the few days on vacation. Packing it all in to follow the dream was something few of us dared to attempt. Men went on adventures. Women just kept dreaming about them. Thankfully, the tides have changed…

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Art of Backpacking

The Art of Backpacking is the creation of Michael Tieso. His site is a blend of tips/tricks, how to cut costs, find exciting destinations and a whole lot more. Guest entries by like-minded backpackers just adds to the reading experience.

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OtherGuy’sDime Blog

Sometimes, you just have to take the advice of someone else. In this case, Michael Schneider listened to his wife – a decision that opened his (and his family’s) eyes to unexpected and very rewarding opportunities. The OtherGuy’sDime Blog is a demonstration that you don’t have to give up your “day job” to travel the [...]

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Nomadic Matt’s Secrets to Successful World Travel (e-book review)

Every second of every day, one of us makes a decision to spread our proverbial wings and travel. Usually a fair number of questions accompany that decision. Whether one is a seasoned traveler or a first-timer, sorting out the many details can be a daunting task. Venturing out into unknown territory can throw up several roadblocks when we aren’t sure where to find the information we want and/or need.

Enter Nomadic Matt and his latest e-book: Nomadic Matt’s Secrets To Successful World Travel.

How to Become a Travel Ninja (e-book review)

A few months ago, Chris Guillebeau released How to Become a Travel Ninja, a 39-page guide designed to help travellers save money.

In case you haven’t heard of Chris, here’s what you need to know: He’s on a mission to visit every country in the world in 5 years. He’s well on his way – over 100 countries have been ticked off the list – and flies over 40 times a year. In short, if you’re looking for an expert who can tell you how to travel more for less, Chris is your guy.

Brooke Versus the World: Interview with Brooke

At the start of this year, Brooke and her boyfriend Brian had it all planned: a long-term round-the-world trip.

But when Brian was offered a too-good-to-resist job in New York, Brooke decided to head off on her own. She flew into Poland in March, made her way through the Ukraine, and is now in Kyrgyzstan learning Russian.

I caught up Brooke to learn more about her experiences in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as a solo traveller.

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