Posts tagged budget travel
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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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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