• a small sea plane in very blue ocean on a beach with palm trees
    Budget Travel

    How to Find Cheap Flights with CheapOAir

    Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on how to find cheap flights in collaboration with CheapOAir. All opinions are my own. If you’ve landed on this blog post, then I’d guess it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re interested in learning how to find cheap flights. Was I right? Well, let me introduce you to one of my favorite cheap flight finding tools, then: CheapOAir! CheapOAir is literally all about finding cheap flights and other deals on things like hotels and car rentals. Their motto is even “go ahead, be cheap.” Because when you get a cheap flight deal, then you have more money to spend on the things that…

  • A lemon tree peeking over a wall in Obidos, Portugal
    Budget Travel,  Europe Travel

    Portugal on a Budget // What I Spent in 2 Weeks in Portugal

    Think you have to head to Eastern Europe to travel Europe on a budget? Think again! It’s super easy to travel to Portugal on a budget. I like to say that I travel during spring break because it would be cheaper than buying a plane ticket home. And while that might not be technically true, using the money that I would have spent on a plane ticket to travel instead is something that I happily do. That being said, I’m pretty sure traveling Portugal on a budget for two weeks actually was cheaper than a plane ticket home. In total, I spent €888.23 over TWO WEEKS (16 days) including fights,…

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    Budget Travel,  Study Abroad

    25 Awesome Student Budget Travel Resources That Will Make You Buy a (Cheap) Plane Ticket Right Now

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! One of the most common questions I get—both online and from my friends in real life—is how I manage to travel so much as a broke student (who is also getting pretty decent grades, if I do say so myself). Well, there are a few tricks for that: One, I make liberal use of weekends and school breaks. I also LOVE to use the excuse that it would be cheaper to travel…

  • Budget Travel,  Study Abroad

    How to Kick A** At Weekend Trips While You’re Studying Abroad

    I like to consider myself a full time study abroad student. In other words, I’m from the US, but I’m going to university in Scotland for all four years of my degree. Being much closer to mainland Europe than I’ve ever been in my life, the moment I knew I was coming to university here I also knew that I was going to be taking advantage of literally EVERY budget airline ticket I could get my hands on. Since then, I’ve gone on many a weekend trip, and I like to think that I’ve become a pro at them. Whether it’s a quick dash to Edinburgh or eight hours of…

  • Blarney Castle
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    How NOT to Kiss the Blarney Stone // A Day Trip to Blarney Castle from Cork City

    I mentioned in my last blog post that, while we were in Cork for the weekend, we magically did NOT kiss the Blarney Stone — even though we did day trip to Blarney Castle from Cork City. How exactly did we manage to do this? Well, let me tell you. And don’t worry, there will be plenty of information on how to day trip to Blarney Castle yourself — and kiss the Blarney Stone if you’re so inclined — at the end of this post. It’s definitely one of the castles in Ireland that you can’t mis! So, let’s get started. Our Visit to Blarney Castle We awoke bright and…

  • Addie Wizard Beach Isla Bastimentos Bocas del Toro Panama
    Budget Travel,  Central America Travel

    12 Reasons Why Panama is the Next Budget Winter Break Destination

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! If you’re a college student who wants to travel during their vacations, then you’re most likely always on the hunt for a good budget destination. If you haven’t booked your trip for winter break yet this year, then let me tell you why you should start looking at Panama. Because even though it’s not the most popular place in the world, I truly believe that Panama is the next budget winter break…