It seems crazy that I used to avoid travel so often because it was so expensive. True, depending on where you go and what you do, travel expenses can definitely add up. But the thing is, if you are savvy with your budget and know the right ways to make your money work for you, travel can be crazy affordable! On our recent couple’s getaway to Nashville, we managed to actually slash our expenses in half. Here’s how we stuck to a budget, saved money and still had a flippin’ blast in Nash.
My husband, Tom and I recently took a 3-day trip to Nashville. It was super last-minute which meant we really had to stick to a budget that wouldn’t break the bank. While our food and drinks budget allowed for a little wiggle room, our aim was $100 per day. Some days were more, some days were less and we ultimately stayed under budget and had an amazing time! Now I’m breaking down for you how you and your partner can plan a foodie tour in Nashville even when sticking to a limited budget!
If you are traveling but still want to stick with a healthy diet, and don’t want to go out to eat for every meal, you are in luck. Here is a list of healthy meals to make in a hotel room using nothing but a refrigerator and microwave! And maybe not even both!
Believe me, I know that desperate feeling of wanting so badly to save money for travel but it just felt impossible. Now, I am so thankful to be at a more stable place financially and it’s my mission to help others do the same. Keep reading and we’ll dive into 8 ways you can start to save money for travel even if you’re broke.
Thank goodness we have family in California. Our family has been so spoiled to take trips every few years from chilly Minnesota all the way to warm, sunny California. We have taken trips with our youngest ones being as little as 1 and let me tell you, there are a ton of free family things to do in Southern California whether your kids are in diapers or headed off to college. Here are some of our favorite places (although there are a ton more).
For years I have been fascinated with the idea of full-time travel. It’s the main reason why I decided to homeschool my youngest children. I wanted them to see the world beyond our front door. For us, downsizing our family was a potential first step. But what are other families doing to plan and prepare for a life of full-time travel with a family? This Colorado family made the leap into full-time travel in 2018 and haven’t looked back. I got the chance to interview them to learn more about how they downsized, saved and planned in order to make their dreams a reality.