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How I Afford Travel

I am by no means wealthy, not even close. My partner and I combined made less than $30,000 last year. Yet last year we spent 2 weeks in Hawai'i and 6 weeks in Europe. This year we are away for 12 weeks - spending 4 weeks in England, 4 weeks in Italy, and 4 weeks in Hungary. Here's how we do it without selling our souls (and all of our stuff)!

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Reality Rehab: Your Road Map To A Life Of Freedom

Hey!  Is your life sucking right now?  Do you go to bed every night thinking "shit, I have to drag my ass out of bed in just 6 hours and go to a job that I hate all day tomorrow?"  Lemme guess, you're probably also overweight, out of shape, and don't have near as much money as you wish you did.  I'll bet your relationship sucks too, if you're even still in one.  It's probably also a safe guess that your doctor has you on all kinds of bullshit pills to help combat your self-induced misery. 

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That One Time My Girlfriend And I Got Side-By-Side Erotic Massages In Budapest

Last summer, my girlfriend Katie and I stayed in Budapest, Hungary. While we were researching Hungarian society, we learned that sex work is legal and all sex workers are part of a union, are covered by state funded healthcare, receive regular checkups, testing, and other support from the government. Brothels or pimping is illegal, which allows all sex workers to remain in complete control of their situations and their money.

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How To Get To Europe On The Cheap (a mini travel guide)

Over the past few years we have made four trips to Europe and have researched the process extensively.  And it turns out that getting to Europe is actually pretty cheap.  Before I had ever traveled there, I always thought the idea of planning a trip was a little daunting.  I knew that lots of airlines flew to lots of different European cities, but how was I to know what was the best and cheapest way?

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How to Use Couchsurfing as a Traveler {A Guide + FAQs}

As a traveler, I had never heard of Couchsurfing until one summer I was planning a long, epic trip through Europe and couldn’t afford paying for a hotel or even a hostel for 87 straight days. Couchsurfing sounded way out there, and too good to be true – I can stay at a strangers house in the middle of Rome for free? And they won’t murder me? As it turns out – yes. Yes I could. And no – no they won’t.

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A Beginner's Guide to Hosting Couchsurfers

One of the #1 benefits to being a Couchsurfing host is that it keeps your life fresh and in perspective. It breaks up your routine and provides opportunities for new connections and learning from the travelers that you host. It reminds you that people in the world are good. 

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14 Surprising Things + 12 Favorite Things After 3 Months In Europe

This summer I spent one month in 3 different European cities: London {England, Perugia {Italy}, and Budapest {Hungary}. For anyone who has traveled long-term you know: it was a roller coaster of emotions and I learned a fucking lot about myself. Here are some reflections....

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Katie Gets Fucking Cranky in Italy {A glimpse into long-term travel life}

And just shut the fuck up before you say oh this is an opportunity to slow down or whatever the fuck. There are roughly 16 waking hours in any given day. I can only consciously chew my food or watch the sunset or meditate for so long. One month in a tiny hill town in Italy is way.too.long.

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