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When I broke my foot in Rome.

When I broke my foot in Rome.

I have been an accident prone person aka a klutz my entire life. There have been many  hours where I ended up in the emergency room with: a broken foot, sprained ankles, broken arms, head lacerations... well you get the point. You would think, as someone gets older their balance and depth perception would get better. This is certainly not the case for me. Let me tell you a tale of about breaking a bone in Rome and how it was handled. 

While traveling the world in 2017 I found myself in Rome, Italy. A place I never thought I would have the opportunity to visit, let along live for an entire four weeks. The apartment was a loft outside of the hustle and bustle of Rome, but a quick 20 minute bus ride would drop me off in the city center, with and outstanding price of 2 euros. This apartment was precious it had all the amenities I would need to live a comfortable life for a few weeks; there was even a washing machine. A luxury I haven't seen the likes of in 5 months. After living in Thailand and traveling in Cambodia for months, a washing machine was an invention I couldn't wait to use it. Too bad it would be my downfall, literally. 

5 budget friendly travel tips!

Budget travel has never been easier. The internet along with social media provides you with everything you need to learn or know to put together an amazing trip all on your own. The down side is, it takes time and a lot of it. Since I have been traveling I have learned so much about travel, planning, and resources that fit the way I want to see the world. Here are 5 ideas for the budget conscious traveler. 

 

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1. Flights: If you are flexible with your dates you will find cheaper more accommodating flights. I booked a direct flight from San Juan to Frankfurt last minute for $200 every other day was over $500. Try using the +/- 7 days filter to find less expensive offer. 

2. Accommodations: There are an assortment of places to stay from hostels to hotels and airbnbs. There are places to stay for fee. I have been petsitting around Europe. I take care of peoples houses and pets while they are away, in return I get free accommodation. I must say some of the houses have been spectacular. There are also places like workaway, where you help around a farm, hostel, or with a family for free accommodations. 

3. Public Transportation: Learning the public transport system will save you so much money. Think $2 one way instead of $20 for an Uber or Lyft.

4. Entertainment: There are so many ways to entertain yourself. From parks to museums you can get away with saving a ton of money. By using Groupon you can cut the price of eating out in half along with theater and tours. I paid $6 for a 4 hour walking tour in London. 

5. Food: Book a place that offers breakfast and sneak an apple or a banana in your bag as a snack. Find a street vendor for lunch and splurge on a good dinner. 

Bougie to budget: Travel Guides made for you

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I love the word bougie, it just has a ring to it. We all can be a little bougie at times, you know, when you hangout with your girlfriends on a Sunday and you drink all the bottomless Prosecco. But then just 12 hours later you are shopping at Target because, you know.... budgets. I totally understand the balance of having a good time but also being financially responsible. This past year has been a learning experience and I want to give you all of my knowledge. 

Travel Guide books are wonderful believe me, I have several. What seems to happen is, I buy it read a few pages, and usually forget to pack it when I go on my trip. So I just wasted about $20 and Goodwill gets another book. When I began traveling I wish I had someone there to guide me through the planning. I have decided that is what I want to do for you. I want to provide you will all the knowledge I have learned while traveling the world for over a year in a guide that is dedicated to what you are interested in. 

Depending on how you travel and your budget we can make an itinerary that fits who you are as a traveler. Do you want to sail around the the boot of Italy, hike through the mountains of Nepal, or just be a tourist in London; we can plan the adventures. With a personalized itinerary the planning is left up to us and all you have to do is book your tickets, pack your bags, and go. 

We are really excited to take this journey with you. This will be an adventure of a lifetime so let's get started!