Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is on almost every person's bucket list, but scuba diving is an expensive hobby. If you're a budget backpacker, like I am, finding affordable places to scuba dive can be a challenge. Here is my secret tip to dive in the Great Barrier Reef on a budget!
Learning how to travel on a budget has taken me years to learn. It is a balance, but it has given way to wonderful life that brings me a lot of joy. If you learn to travel in unique ways, limit your spending, are intentional with your actions, and use credit card points, I am sure you can travel the world too!
Sticking to a budget for any reason can be challenging; sticking to a budget while traveling is even tougher. I am, and probably always will be, a budget traveler. These are the apps I have on my phone that help me keep track of my finances and stay within my tight, backpacker budget.
If you are a budget backpacker, like I am, this tip will revolutionize how you travel. Get ready to save money, and get tons of free food, drinks and internet!
Travel credit cards have revolutionized how I travel. I did not know I was missing out on free flights, free airport lounges, free checked bags and more! They have truly saved me thousands of dollars towards travel. If you are interested in making travel more affordable and even more enjoyable, have a look at these travel credit cards.
Chiang Mai is a beautiful, historic city in Northern Thailand. It was founded in the year 1296 and still has a lot of the ancient city's moats and city walls. Currently, it is the fourth most populated city in Thailand. Planning a trip to Thailand without seeing this special city would be a shame. My …
Chiang Mai, Thailand is a unique and fun city in Northern Thailand. The city is full of ancient history mixed with modern Thai life. There is so much to see and do there! Here is my list of 10 things to do while exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand!
Just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand lies a unique water park called Grand Canyon Water Park. It is not your traditional water park. It is an old limestone quarry that has been filled with water. The water park offers a floating aqua park, kayaking, ziplining, floating trampolines, wakeboarding and much more!
When visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, you will be tempted to visit an elephant sanctuary. There are advertisements and fliers posted all over for them, and, elephants are awesome, so why not book a tour and meet some? In recent years, it seems as though more and more "elephant sanctuaries" are popping up looking to make some money off the tourists who want to interact with elephants for the day. Not all elephant sanctuaries are created equally. But it is important to do some research before selecting the right sanctuary. In this post I will explain how to choose a reputable elephant sanctuary, the costs, tour options, where they get their elephants from and our experience with the elephant sanctuary we choose in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
For years I traveled internationally with the bank account that I grew up with, just a standard national US bank. While traveling internationally I would get locked out of my account countless times and have to spend forever on hold trying to get access to my account again. The bank account had crazy high bank fees for trying to withdrawal money internationally and did not even reimburse me for the ATM fee. I was spending a ton of money to just have access to my money abroad. While I was planning my most recent, big international trip, I decided I had enough of trying to deal with the nonsense and switched to Charles Schwab. This is hands-down the best bank there is for travelers.