• Find a Cheap Flight

    Tips and tricks on when to fly, when to buy, where to search, how to compare, and what a good deal looks like. Read more

  • Book a Cheap Hotel

    The best hostel website, the best cheap hotel website, and everything you need to know about CouchSurfing. Read More

  • US Passports & Travel Visas

    Where to get a US passport, travel visa, and travel vaccinations required by your destination country. Read More

  • How to Pack for a Trip

    Create a travel packing list with these tips, and find out how to get a good travel backpack or suitcase. Read More

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Volunteering Abroad in Mexico via Workaway

Why Workaway?

As many of you already know, my husband Nate and I are currently in Mexico on a Workaway exchange. If you have never heard of Workaway before, you can listen to this podcast episode that goes into the details or read a bit about it in this blog post.

We chose to spend six weeks in Mexico doing a Workaway exchange for four specific reasons: Read more

BMT 005 : Volunteering Abroad’s Best Kept Secret – Workaway

This episode of The Budget Minded Traveler podcast is all about one of the traveling world’s best kept secrets: Workaway. Find out how the program provides volunteer abroad and cultural exchange opportunities for travelers and hosts worldwide. Easy on the wallet, rich on the experience. If you’re interested in budget travel, you must find out about the Workaway opportunity. Read more

BMT 004: Eating Healthy on the Road with Megan Doerr

In this episode of The Budget Minded Traveler podcast I interview IRONMAN triathlete and world traveler Megan Doerr about eating healthy on the road. Megan has become an expert in packing just the right foods to counter her food sensitivities while she’s traveling to the far corners of the world, and she shares all her tips about the foods she packs and why they are the best for travel. Read more