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8 Ways to Save Money for Travel in 2020

8 Ways to Save Money for Travel in 2020

The number one thing I hear since I’ve been running this blog is “How do you afford to travel as much as you do?” Two years ago I put together a post called “Money Saving Hacks for the New Year” and it was well received. (If you haven’t read it, here’s the link. Still good info even 2 years later!) I decided to refresh this idea and do a new post with all the new ways to save money that…

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Explore Your Own Backyard: A Guide to Local Adventure

Explore Your Own Backyard: A Guide to Local Adventure

Many people, myself included, get caught up thinking that to travel you need to leave the country or go some extravagant new place. When you are stuck with a limited amount of money and vacation days like I am, this isn’t always possible. But have you ever stopped to view the area around you through the eyes of a tourist? I think you’d be surprised what you can find and explore in your own backyard. Don’t knock local adventure until…

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How to Completely Blow your Reykjavik Budget!

How to Completely Blow your Reykjavik Budget!

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. I’m giving you a glance of what NOT to do in Reykjavik if you plan on sticking to your Reykjavik budget. Between our dining options and our alcoholic beverage indulgence, we did it all wrong! Here’s a completely hypothetical story of how it might go… First Night in the City: When you arrive back in the city after many days traveling the country, you’ll be wanting to blow off some steam and maybe make…

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Hostels and Hot Dogs: Iceland Budget Guide

Hostels and Hot Dogs: Iceland Budget Guide

Yes, the rumors are true, Iceland is expensive as hell. When you start to prepare an Iceland budget plan, make sure you do a lot of research because it’s visciously different than what you may be used to paying for items. Gas is more expensive, food is more expensive, and forget about alcohol completely! But there are ways that you can cut down on overall costs of the trip! Iceland’s currency is the Icelandic Krona. 1 USD is about equal…

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Adventure Diary: Finger Lakes Wine Country

Adventure Diary: Finger Lakes Wine Country

  Time for another installment of my Adventure Diary series! My friend Brianna and I were looking for a way to break up the dull month of February so we decided to take a drive up to the The Finger Lakes in Upstate New York for a weekend! This area is known for their 120+ wineries and gorgeous lake views, but what we didn’t realize was the magnitude of the Finger Lakes region! We had done a small amount of…

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I’ve been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

I’ve been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

Wait…. What is a Liebster Award? It’s been almost a year since I started this blog and I recently was nominated for a Liebster Award by Allured By Adventure Blog! What’s that you ask? I didn’t know either! I did some digging and found out that this award was created as a way for blogs to promote other new blogs within the community. The best part about this whole process for me has been connecting with people all over the…

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6 Money Saving Hacks for the New Year

6 Money Saving Hacks for the New Year

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, save more money, or just to cut your spending in general, there are a million and 1 money saving hacks out there to help you. I’ve broken it down to six easy money saving hacks that you can do in the new year to help achieve your goal! One of the most common questions I’m asked is “How do you afford to travel so much?” You’d be surprised how little you…

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A Winter Guide to New England Weekend Getaways

A Winter Guide to New England Weekend Getaways

New England is one of the greatest areas in the entire world to live when it comes to weekend getaways. We’ve got culture, great sports teams, history and everything is within a few hours drive. However there is this little thing called winter that comes around a few months out of the year and rains snows on your parade. As someone who gets hit hard with the winter blues, it’s easy to curl up in a ball and Netflix the winter away….

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The Art of the Long Weekend

The Art of the Long Weekend

If you are a 9-5er like me, you are probably limited to a set amount of vacation days per year. This doesn’t mean that you can’t go anywhere though. Most Americans are trained to take their one week-long vacation per year then sit on the rest of their vacation days until they roll over to the next year. Weekends are then spent catching up on chores and errands that they didn’t get to during the week. Sounds pretty depressing if…

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Adventures and Desk Jobs

Adventures and Desk Jobs

A Quick Little Introduction: Hi All! Welcome to my first blog post! If you haven’t read my “About Me” blurb on the side bar or don’t know me personally, my name is Kristin, I’m 26 from Western Massachusetts and work as an Interior Designer in the retail industry. Despite the career choice, I have a huge passion for traveling and adventuring and it tends to consume my thoughts more often than not. I sit at a desk all day, I’m…

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