& How You Can Too
The majority of the comments and emails I receive contain something along the lines of: “How do you afford to travel” or “You must be rich to be able to afford to travel to*insert random destination*!” I have to stare at the questions several times before I respond because I do not want to come off as being a bitch or rude but these questions do annoy me. 1) They are asked in such a way that suggests that if you are not making over 100k a year you should not be traveling so much as up the street and 2) it perpetuates the misconception that in order to travel you have to be rich. I AM NOT RICH! Actually, I am broke, well not broke “broke” but I am like buy” $5 hot chocolate from Starbucks with a designer handbag but complains about not being able to afford unrealistic things I saw on the internet” broke. I make a decent salary but nothing to dance over I just manage and prioritize my spending. The main points I need you to take any from this article are:
I could go on forever on how traveling is not expensive at all. You do not have to win the lottery to book a holiday. I remember daydreaming about going to Paris when I was in high school for a French trip. The price at the time for a two-week trip was $3500. My high school self-felt like that was million dollars because my mother could never afford that; however, I did finally make it to Paris in 2017. At the age of 25, I went to Paris on a roundtrip ticket for $387, see how I book cheap flights here, help-guide.html. Yes, you read that right. For the cost of one Michael Kors or Kate Spade bag, I flew to Paris, France. That deal stills blows my mind, but it taught me a lot about the art of traveling and how anyone, even you, can afford to travel. So, without further ado, let’s get into these broke girl tips and hacks on how you can afford to travel.
I hope this provided some good insight on how I am able to travel around the world. Let me know in the comments if you have used any of the advanced traveling tips!