10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

Jun 10

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

If I could give myself some advice before I started traveling, it would be: 1.     Open up a rewards credit card specific to one airline (in my case American Airlines). Pay all your bills on this card and earn miles to redeem free flight. Learn more about credit card rewards on The Points Guy.   2.     Avoid eating out or stop altogether. Instead of...

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10 Budget Travel Tips for Low Cost Holidays and Vacations

Dec 18

10 Budget Travel Tips for Low Cost Holidays and Vacations

  Before I became a long term traveler, I would take advantage of cheap vacation deals and low cost holidays that I found online or through weekly travel discount newsletters. Having a full time job in the US, it wasn’t easy (or even encouraged) to take vacation time so I always made the most of my vacation days by combining them with national holidays. 10...

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Comfort Shoes for Travelling

Nov 26

Comfort Shoes for Travelling

There was a point in my early travels that the only pair of shoes I would pack for a trip was flip flops – nothing more nothing less. Then, when we went to Playa del Carmen in 2011 I started noticing increased levels of discomfort when would go sightseeing. We’d spend hours just walking in and around town, exploring each nook and cranny that Playa had to offer....

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The Unexpected Side Effects from becoming a Digital Nomad

Jun 24

The Unexpected Side Effects from becoming a Digital Nomad

In my quest to become a digital nomad I experienced a very unexpected side effect: bad health. When Travel Fashion Girl launched in August of 2012, I was working 18-24 hours a day  and would go days without sleeping. I didn’t actually start getting more than 6 hours of sleep a night until I returned to LA in March 2013. In addition to a nice set of new under eye...

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My 5 Steps to Find the Best Flight Deals

Jun 16

My 5 Steps to Find the Best Flight Deals

Researching and planning an upcoming trip is all part of the fun and adventure of travel. It helps build up the anticipation and excitement of your next journey! One of my favorite aspects of travel planning includes searching for flights and trying to find the best deal. There’s something enjoyable and rewarding about searching for the best possible price for a...

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Why I’m Pro Group Travel Tours

May 16

Why I’m Pro Group Travel Tours

  I consider myself to be an “equal opportunity” traveler. I don’t hate on anyone’s travel habits. I don’t care if you only go on cruises or group travel tours or if you only travel locally. Why should I? I may be a long term traveler now but that’s not how I started. I didn’t grow up traveling and it wasn’t...

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Woofing: Budget World Travel with Volunteer Projects Abroad

Apr 30

Woofing: Budget World Travel with Volunteer Projects Abroad

Travel on the Cheap with Woofing Projects Abroad As we begin to prepare for the next leg of our world travel journey we’re once again looking forward to take advantage of the many cool woofing type work exchange programs available around the globe with Workaway. Last year, we did four woofing or work exchange programs, 3 out of 4 booked through this service. The...

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Why I Started Traveling Alone, and You Should Too

Apr 26

Why I Started Traveling Alone, and You Should Too

When I had the opportunity to take 3 whole months off work, I felt the pressure to do something incredible with this gift of time. I’d been focusing on my career since I was 19 and if I didn’t take a break now, I’d never get a chance. The clock was ticking. The only problem is that while none of my friends were working (2008 bad economy) no one...

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How I Deal with Motion Sickness on the Road

Mar 29

How I Deal with Motion Sickness on the Road

I absolutely love transportation journeys. As I wrote in this previous post; whether it’s a plane, train, bus, or automobile; I enjoy the quiet time and the opportunity to be one with my thoughts or re-connect with my favorite music or books. It’s hard to disconnect from the internet and long journeys force me to do that which allows me to take in the full travel...

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Top Dive Sites in the Caribbean

Feb 17

Top Dive Sites in the Caribbean

Ever since we got our Open Water and Advanced certification in Utila, we’ve been hooked on diving. One of the parts of the world that’s on our radar for a future trip is diving in the Caribbean. Here’s a few diving hot spots not to miss! Top Dive Sites in the Caribbean Surrounded by the tropical areas of North America, Central America, South America and the...

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