Friday Travel Dreaming

Today we start a new series on this blog – every Friday we will post a round-up of various travel inspiration and news that we have come across throughout the week. These might be giveaways, contests, cool news, money-saving tips or just things that are inspirational or downright quirky, related to travel. Just to help you with resources, and to keep the travel dreaming going!

This Friday’s roundup includes:

Wanderlusting on a Budget with The Professional Hobo

Ever wonder what it would be like to travel the world? Nora Dunn, from The Professional Hobo, has been globe-trotting for the past seven years, sharing her stories and financially sustainable insight on her must-read blog for wanderlusters. Meet Nora…and read some of her best tips for traveling on the cheap.

10 Great Places you can Visit for $50 a Day – from USA Today

Travel doesn’t have to be a savings-draining proposition. Pick the right destination and you can stretch your dollar for weeks or even months, says Matt Kepnes (, author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day (Perigee Trade, $15). Best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. “I don’t like to spend a lot on travel, but I have no desire to sleep on floors,” he says. “The main thing is to stay away from big-box hotels, find local restaurants and take public transportation.” He shares with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY some favorite countries to visit on the cheap.

And this is one of my all-time favorites:

Give Memories, Not Things: Using Travel to Celebrate Milestones

From our friends at BootsnAll Travel, this pretty much sums up the philosophy of our travel, and the answer to the question, “How can you travel so much – and so cheaply?” Namely, this one passage from the article:

Instead of buying things, we buy experiences. We decided long ago to spend our money on enriching our lives, building relationships, and crafting memories that tie heartstrings with the people who matter most.


About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."
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One Response to Friday Travel Dreaming

  1. Love it. Can’t wait to see what the Friday Travel Dreaming brings about!


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