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airbnb
in Travel, Travel Hacks, Traveling on a Budget

5 Things You Should Know When Using Airbnb

I love Airbnb.  It has something for everyone’s travel style and budget.  You can book a luxury villa for a group of friends, a studio apartment for you and your significant other, or a room in someone’s house.  You’re essentially renting from another person instead of a business or hotel chain, so there are a lot of other factors you have to consider that may keep people who are on the fence from taking the plunge.  Airbnb has policies in place to protect both hosts and guests, but here are a few things you may not know that can make your search (and your stay) a little easier.

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spirit airlines
in Travel, Traveling on a Budget

It’s Not So Bad! | How To Prepare For a Flight on Spirit Airlines

I know, I know.  Spirit airlines has THE worst reputation of any airline I can think of.  There are plenty of HILARIOUS reviews online, like this one and this one.  But when I found myself needing to fly down to Dallas for a weekend wedding, I could not bring myself to pass up the $116 round trip fare on Spirit, when the other more reputable airlines were charging $250+.   Here’s what I’m doing to try to navigate all the foolishness that comes with booking a flight on Spirit Airlines.

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Turks and Caicos
in Caribbean, Food, Inspiration, My Travels, Travel, Traveling on a Budget

Turks and Caicos: Go Off The Beaten Path

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is a beautiful island.  It has some of the best beaches i’ve ever visited, and the people are super friendly!  One thing I did notice on my first (of many) trips though, is that it is not immediately obvious where to go to experience local culture and food.  Grace Bay is ranked one of the best beaches in the world, and has many luxury hotels and condominiums on its beachfront, but they are generally European style.  Check out some of these places to get a little local flavor.

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Keep Travel Budget Low
in Accruing Miles, Travel, Travel Hacks, Traveling on a Budget

5 Ways To Travel On A Budget

Of all the reasons people have given me for why they feel like they can’t travel, cost is almost always the top reason.  Yes, travel costs can indeed be super expensive — if you don’t put in the effort up front.  However, if you implement some good spending habits and do some research ahead of time, you can definitely cut a significant amount off of your total travel costs, and stay within your budget.

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in Caribbean, Inspiration, My Travels, Travel, Traveling on a Budget

Martinique: French Caribbean Paradise

For a long time in my twenties, I’d been longing to go to Martinique.  I don’t remember how I even came across it as a travel option in the first place, but it always looked like such an interesting place that I knew I wanted to visit.  Unfortunately, since Martinique apparently was not big on American tourism at the time, the flight and hotel costs made travel to Martinique a little too much of a stretch for my budget.

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