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Louisiana Crawfish New Orleans #FriFotos

As a promotional tour ambassador, there are many perks including free travel. In 2011, I traveled one and a half times around the USA working as a promotional tour ambassador. This is one of my favorite ways to make money for my travels. It’s quick, fun, and...

Mokoro Cruise Okavango Delta – Botswana Safaris #FriFotos

With so much Africa talk on Twitter and #ttot lately, it’s brought back alot of memories of my own trips to Africa in 2008 and 2010. Participating in an overland tour my first time in Africa took me on an adventure through Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa....

A Layover in New York City

There’s something about New York City that holds an allure so strong it captivates people from all over the world. This is one city that holds a high bar of expectations yet never seems to disappoint. The big Apple continues to mesmerize me after only quick momentary...

Utila Diving: The Top 3 Dive Centers

Backpackers have been flocking to Ko Tao, Thailand to get their diving open water certification for many years but there’s a new kid in town for us budget travelers – Utila, Honduras. The island is located in the Caribbean on the 2nd largest reef after the...

Burghley House Garden Bee #FriFotos Weekly Travel Pic

Hi guys! So I’m going to start participating in the weekly Twitter #FriFotos and sharing a favorite picture from my travels. Hope you guys enjoy going down memory lane with me!  This week’s #FriFotos pic was taken in England last summer when I was living...

Summer Update: Bringing You Up to Speed South East Asia

Hi guys! Want to catch you up to date as many of you already know I’ve been busy launching a new website Travel Fashion Girl. Super success (at least in my book) I’m so happy! It’s been a while since I last posted so here’s a summary of what...

North America Free Flight Giveaway: Last Chance to Enter!

Thank you to everyone that has already entered the giveaway! There are so many good entries it’s going to be a tough choice. This is the last opportunity to enter, so if you or anyone you know would like to win a free North America flight, please see the details...

South East Asia We’re Back: Thailand Round 3

Yes, we’re back. Thailand Round 3. We just can’t get enough of South East Asia. Nearly 5 months after that fateful night in Playa del Carmen we accomplished our goal of returning to the land we so truly treasure after our Round the World trips two years...

Free Travel: Couchsurfing in Mexico

As we came to the end of our trip in Latin America, so did our travel budget. We spent our last two weeks traveling Mexico using Couchsurfing for the first time. What we originally thought would be a great way to save money turned out to be a valuable way to travel....

Trip Summary: 2 Weeks in Mexico – San Cristobal to Mexico City

Originally, we thought we’d spend 5-6 months in Mexico. However, our plans soon changed and we found ourselves leaving the Yucatan and breezing thru the Northern half of Central America including a 5 week work exchange stint in Guatemala. Following a 2 day...

Transportation: How to Get from Rio Dulce to San Cristobal

A Transit/Travel Day in the Life of Budget Travelers To save money while traveling, I never fly if I can do it cheaper by bus, train, and/or boat. Traveling on the cheap isn’t always easy. It requires patience, time, and a small bladder. Journeys between major...

City Summary: Mexico City in 4 Days

When we decided to breeze through Mexico in just 2 weeks, I was concerned that we wouldn’t have enough time to fully experience the different cities, especially Mexico City. Mexico’s capital city has a bad rep for dirt and crime but this isn’t what...

Travel Thoughts: Leaving Latin America

When Harry and I first made plans to travel long-term in Latin America we hoped our money would fund as at least a year of travel throughout Central America and hopefully some of South America, too. Eager to add new stamps to my passport, Central America had long been...

Central America Detour – Let’s Go Back to South East Asia

Tired of monotonous Top 40 electronic remixes, we walked down Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue in search of more soothing musical sounds. Fate on our side, we came across a random bar playing rock and 80s music that also happened to be hosting a ladies night. Good...

Twilight in Antigua

On my last night in Antigua I decided to take one final walk around Guatemala. Fortunately, the town feels very safe and other travelers were also taking a leisurely stroll enjoying the quiet evening. As I stood in front of the church on the main square I felt an...

My Guatemala

My Top 5 Guatemala Experiences Traveling through Guatemala has been an incredible and rewarding experience (not to mention wallet friendly). The country has an abundance of natural beauty and the opportunities to explore varying regions are endless. Since I only...

There’s Never a Dull Moment When You Live in the Jungle

Whether it’s something beautiful like a vivid blue giant butterfly or something horrifying like flying cockroaches attacking from all directions there’s never a dull moment in the jungle. There’s always something going on. How did I really think I...

Free Travel: Our First Work Exchange Experience With Staydu

I just recently completed my first work exchange from Staydu.com on the Rio Dulce River in Guatemala. My experience working in a remote Eco Lodge on this idyllic river can easily be my favorite memory of my 5 1/2 month journey traveling through Mexico and Central...

Travel Budget: How I Traveled for Less than $50 in one month

I’m happy to report that this month our total expenses were less than $50. I wish every month was as as good as this – we could afford to travel forever! How we traveled for less than $50 in one month: As part of our travels, our goal was to experience...

Rio Dulce – A Break from Traveling, Civilization, and Life

Guatemala’s best kept secret is the Rio Dulce – a peaceful jungle river near the borders of Belize and Honduras. Rio Dulce River’s idyllic setting can transport you to many parts of the world: the Zambezi in Zambia, the Mekong in Vietnam, or the...