As the title suggests, I have completed the thrifty ebook compilation! This free eBook covers topics ranging from packing and gear to luxury thrifting from some of the best travel bloggers on the market. Hopefully the reading leaves you inspired to be thrifty because you know what they say: A thrifty traveler is a happy traveler!
As we’re just nearing the end of the month, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my thrifty travel ebook because 1) there are just a few short days to submit (last call!) and 2) they are awesome and making my day(s)!
Receiving these thrifty posts that other travelers are putting… Read more
As part of a birthday celebration, I was invited to a French bistro up in our current neck of the woods in Sydney. It was a lovely dinner, and the first time I tried braised beef cheek (wow, slow-cooked goodness there). We made sure to wash it down with Champagne and wine, and of course,… Read more
In preparation of my upcoming thrifty and resourceful travel tips ebook, I’ve been thinking about all the ways your travel funds can be depleted and then thinking of ways to overcome these issues. Some of the most obvious reasons for travel funds depletion are eating and needing a place to sleep.… Read more
Many moons ago, Pat and I moved out of our Killara apartment and into his parents’ house. It seemed like a good move because our lease was up and then we had two big international trips to partake in.
We’re now back in Sydney, back in his old bedroom, and we kind of… Read more
I love the backpacking, long-term travel community because everyone is so helpful and of the same mindset: we’re all a bit thrifty. When it comes to saving the pennies, valuing a dollar and making do with what we have, I have sure seen some of the best inspiration coming from other blogs.
Thus brings me to my reason for writing.… Read more
If you travel Malaysia, you can expect cheap, and cheap is what we love as backpackers! One of my favorite parts of my trip was converting the price tag to a dollar equivalent and relishing the ability to get so much for so little.
But, you can do Malaysia in two… Read more
Ever wonder what a 120 year old bottle of rum tastes like? Don’t we all?
Yesterday I was brought face-to-face, or better yet glass to lip, with probably the most expensive swig of rum I will ever have in my life. Or maybe I’m underselling my future a bit. Perhaps I’ll have more… Read more
Living in someone else’s house is never easy (at least for me) — something I am yet again discovering at this very moment. I find myself peeking around corners and double checking that I’m not doing something that might be out of the ordinary for the household, and it adds a bit of stress.
It’s a wishy-washy, love-it or hate-it tactic to saving money for travels: moving back in with the parents. It’s something that I’m in the process of doing this very second, only we’re moving in with Pat’s parents and not my own.
Since we got all the trips booked to both Malaysia and the USA to fall… Read more
Alcohol and travel are like ice cream and cherries; they just seem to go together. However, alcohol is probably one of the quickest and easiest ways for travelers to break their budgets. It’s definitely not a necessary evil, but it is sometimes hard to resist… so what can you do?
Well, here on Thrifty… Read more