Saving Made Simple: My 3-Step Plan

Cash MoneyMy lust to travel the world and write about it isn’t new. I’ve dreamed of returning to Europe for years after getting a taste on week-long family trips in 2000 and 2001. Frankly, it never seemed possible. Between needing to renew my passport, convincing my family it wasn’t a horrible idea, and needing to save a ridiculous amount of money, I was starting to think it would never happen. Heck, it still might not work out how I want it to! But, you’ll never know unless you try.

So, you’ve decided you’re 100% willing to take a chance? What do you have to lose, right? I don’t think everyone should quit their job to travel, but if it’s something you want to do with every fiber of your being, then by all means, try to make it work! The next thing you need to do is start saving that money honey.

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Best 5-Star Travel Backpacks

Side view of the Tortuga Travel Backpack

Side view of the Tortuga Travel Backpack

Chances are if you’re an experienced traveler you already own a great travel backpack. For those of you planning or about to embark on your adventure – this is for you.

When I first decided to quit my job to travel I knew the first step towards my goal was to start saving money. This left me with an incredible amount of free time – no more big bar tabs, no more fancy dinners, no more Sephora shopping sprees. I figured I should use all of this new-found free time to research my upcoming adventure.

Buying a travel backpack wasn’t something that had even crossed my mind. “I’ll just use my big suitcase with wheels,” I thought to myself. That notion changed very quickly. After reading travel blog after travel blog I realized that I didn’t think this suitcase thing through at all.

Check it – you have cobblestone streets, foreign airports, and never-ending dirty staircases- and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. my rolling monster-of-a-suitcase isn’t going to cut it.

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