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Oct 15 2017

Traveling 101: How To Save Up Money Before A Trip

Being in college means that money is a constant problem. I know I wish it fell from the sky whenever I was in need, but unfortunately that’s not the case (that doesn’t mean I’m not still dreaming about it every night).

I’ve been going on trips to cities and states for a few years now and everything I went on was funded by me, myself, and I. My parents didn’t offer to pay for any of the crazy ideas I had so that left it all up to me to save money.

There are tons of little tricks I learned when I was saving money throughout the years and they actually worked. Here they are

1. Track your budget

It can be hard to get into this habit sometimes, but trust me, the moment you start budgeting your money into certain sections you know how much you have.

2. Get a job 

The most obvious of them all but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t do this.

3. Save money from special occasions  

All of that birthday money you’re getting? Yeah, put it aside and you’ll be cheering when you go on your next trip.

4. Reduce unnecessary spending 

Did you really need that cute glittery iPhone case? Or that pair of heels that you’ll probably only ever wear once in your life? No, so put that money to the side for a trip that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

5. Save your change 

When I say it works I mean IT WORKS!! You wouldn’t believe how much money I’ve save up from filling up a jar full of my extra change. It adds up.

6. Sell old trinkets 

Now, this isn’t for everyone but it’s something I’ve found can help. If you have clothes you don’t wear anymore take use of shops like PoshMark and you can roll that money in.

It’s quite simple once you become aware of the habits you’ve created when it comes to money. For me, my biggest money saver was saving change but it’s different for everyone. I hope some of these have helped you.

im on a budget

Until next time,





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Oct 08 2017

Before You Travel Here’s What You Need To Know

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Hello there! Welcome back to Traveling Twenties, I hope you’re excited for what’s to come, I sure am. As we take off in this plane I’m going to talk all about what you need to make sure you have done before you go on a trip. It’s so important to make sure you’ve got everything planned out so you don’t forget an important item and have a damper on your fun trip.

First things first you need a budget. You need to know how much money you have to spend overall during the trip including airfare, site seeing, activities, food, and more! It’s easy to do, if you’re going with friends talk to everyone to see how much they want to spend throughout this trip and then plan accordingly. Make sure when you’re doing all the other tasks I will give you that you deduct prices from that budget.

Next, the no brainier part, you want to figure out the location you’re going to! There are so many cool places in the world I know it’s difficult for me to decide. After that, you need to decide how long you’re going to said destination and at what time of the year works best for you.

When I first started traveling, I was young so I didn’t realize how important it was to plan out the majority of your trip before you go on it. I would leave things till the last minute or even until I got there and that did not help my situation at all. So lets dive into the rest of the planning you need to do!

You need to plan your plane rides there and back, keep your eyes peeled for a future article where I give you all of my tips on how to travel for as low of a cost as possible. Keeping on the transportation train, you need to figure out how you’re going to be traveling when you get to your destination of choice. If you’re walking, no biggie YAY for exercise! If you are going to take Uber’s or Lyft’s make sure to download the app and that they are available in that city. It might not seem important now, but if you figure that out in advance you can also save money in the long run.

Living spaces are next. There are plenty of options in regards to how you want to live when you’re on vacation. Maybe you have some family that will open their doors, otherwise you have Airbnb is a great option, or hotels.

Last, but not least, is the most important part of traveling to a new destination is doing your research on that city. If it’s a more exotic place that’s outside of the country you live in make sure to learn about their cultures, you don’t want to come off as rude and it can really make your time there even more enriching! Also, planning your adventures while your there makes your life so much easier so you don’t have to be stressing while you’re there. With that being said, that doesn’t mean you can’t be spontaneous a few times as they say those can be some of the best moments on trips and I can attest to that.

I’ve been told from the pilot that we’re now up 15,000 feet in the air. So, sit back and relax on this plane trip and I’ll be back with another story before the first hour of our flight ends, I hope you’ve learned some new things about what you need to do before you plan a trip!

Until next time,


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Oct 04 2017

If You Want To Travel, Take A Leap Of Faith

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Hello there! Welcome back to Traveling Twenties, I hope you’re excited for what’s to come, I sure am. Over the next few minutes I’ve decided it’s important to talk to you all about why you should take that leap of faith and go on the journey you’ve always wanted, if you haven’t already.

I hadn’t started traveling by plane until I was an adult, meaning the minute I turned 18 I was planning trips. With all of the tips I’ve given you just a short while ago, you’ll now be able to plan these trips efficiently and soon enough you’ll be a pro. I’ll keep it short and give you a few reasons why you should take that leap of faith and book those trips.

You only live once – so make it worth while.

You’ll make some of the best memories in the world.

Low on money? Don’t worry, over the next few weeks I’ll give you some of the best tips and tricks on how to keep that spending low.

No time? You can always make time and maybe you need to prioritize your own me time differently.

Take a look at some of the photos below and tell me you don’t want to witness these and even more beautiful places in the world.

dc me n my girls in the air


I hope you’ve enjoyed this small blurb and it’s given you an itch to travel to places you’ve never been, no matter how small or large they are! If you have any topics on traveling you want me to talk about make sure to leave a comment below.

Until next time,


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