My 10 Secrets to Affording Spring Break in Europe (as a Student!) Coming back to college after 13 days in Europe everyone asked me, “how do you afford to travel so much?!” This post reveals the secrets to exactly how I afforded spring break in 8 European countries and how you can use the secrets for your trip! THE SECRETS Cheap Flights Being Flexible Not always eating out Not Overpaying for Train Tickets Using Public Transpiration Stay in AirBnBs Book in Advance Don’t Check Luggage Only Buy Tiny Things Start Saving Early HOW TO USE THE SECRETS TO SPRING BREAK IN EUROPE 1 CheapRead More →

European Spring Break






This Spring Break, I got to experience 9 completely new cities around the world! Here’s where I went: See the end for a full recap and map! London, England Although Chicago was technically my first city on this trip, the true feeling of adventure began in London, England. As many of you may know, I am an English major! So it was amazing to see this place that I read and study so much about. In fact, I missed Shakespeare class on the day that I saw the globe! Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark was the true “arrival/destination” that was printed on our boarding passes, soRead More →






If you could triple the length of your stay for FREE, would you? Did you know that hostels around the world are willing to give you a free place to stay, sometimes even a stipend, for a few days of work a week? That is why you should consider hostel jobs to extend your travels without extending your wallet! How Hostel Jobs Work: Hours per Week/Days Off The hostels will tell you how many hours a week you are required to work and how many days you have off. Use this to decide between different hostel jobs in the same city! Minimum – Maximum StaysRead More →






When I decided that I wanted to become a travel writer, the first response I got was my wallet. “Hey, remember me? I’m empty…” it said. After taking it out and looking inside, I found it was right. But that can’t stop me! If I truly am passionate about traveling, I will find a way. And a way I have found! My first tip, when talking about saving for travel, is that you truly are going to have to limit your excess. However, I am a student with a work study position, so if I can do it, so can you!! Excess in your life mightRead More →