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  • Finding Cheap Flights

    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

  • Booking Hotels & Hostels

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

  • Using Your iPhone Overseas

    WiFi, airplane mode, data, SIM cards, freezing your account, travel apps, it's all here in organized fashion. Read More

  • Packing List for Europe

    Complete packing list (females) for two weeks in Europe in the fall, in just a 30L backpack. Read More

When a Eurail Pass is Worth It and When It Isn’t

After 12 years of international travel, I finally took my first Eurail trip, that is to say I just traveled for two months in Europe on a Eurail pass. I am really grateful to have had this opportunity, because now I understand the beauty of the Eurail pass, when in the past I was hesitant to ever get one because of the seemingly high prices. I do believe there is a specific type of travel that is perfect for having a Eurail pass, and there is another type where the pass may indeed be more expensive than what a traveler (especially a budget traveler), needs to pay. I’m going to do my best to set this straight.  Read more

BMT 62: Pack Light and Carry On for Males! Featuring Travis Sherry, Jason Moore, and Nathaniel Boyle

Travis Sherry
Jason Moore
Nathaniel Boyle

The boys are back! In episode 34, we visited my favorite packing tricks and techniques, but as much as I try to accommodate men, it’s best to get advice for males straight from expert male travelers themselves. In today’s bonus episode I cornered (again) Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Jason Moore from Zero to Travel, and Nathaniel Boyle from The Travelers (The Daily Travel Podcast) and got them talking about their favorite ways to pack, what they can’t leave home without, and the tricks they use to carry everything on. Read more

BMT 61: Round Table Special with Travis Sherry, Jason Moore, and Nathaniel Boyle

Travis Sherry
Jason Moore
Nathaniel Boyle

Join the party in this bonus episode today as Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast, Jason Moore from Zero to Travel podcast, and Nathaniel Boyle from The Travelers podcast (The Daily Travel Podcast), and I all sit down to ask each other travel questions. Although we were in three different countries during this recording, somehow we made it work! Listen in for questions like: Read more

London City Guide for Budget-Minded Travelers

By Stephanie Mayo

I’ve been travelling to London regularly for the past ten years, and I’ve not only fallen in love with the city, but I’ve also discovered something new with every visit. London, the capital of England and a global city as diverse in its people as its food and neighbourhoods, is must for every traveller. As a budget traveller, I’m always looking to save money, which can be tough in the expensive city of London, but I’ve amassed some helpful, budget-friendly tips as well as recommendations for free attractions to offset the must-have, high ticket ones. Read more

BMT 060: Solo Female Travel, A Dangerous Business? With Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

Today we get down to business with Amanda Williams, solo female traveler extraordinaire, who has all the answers to the most asked questions about solo female travel, such as:

-Isn’t solo travel dangerous as a female?

-How do you keep your money/valuables safe?

-How do you deal with loneliness?

-What are the best destinations for solo travel? Read more

Vienna City Guide for Budget-Minded Travelers

The first time I went to Vienna was only for a four-hour stop on a road trip through Eastern Europe, and I was completely unprepared and overwhelmed by its grandeur. Vienna seemed an intimidating city to figure out what to do and where to stay, so when we decided to go back and spend three days there recently, I had my work cut out for me.

I searched online for city guides but didn’t find anything helpful, so now that I have my own tips, I’ve put them together in a Vienna city guide to help you figure out what to do and where to stay on your next trip to beautiful Vienna. Read more

BMT 059: From Solo Trips to Expat Life with Rachel Sales

Rachel Sales in Lucca Italy

Rachel is a fearless solo traveler turned married expat living in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she’s about to have her first baby. I hit her up for her best advice about solo female travel, including how she got to where she is, both geographically and career-wise, as she is the co-founder of an online travel company for women. Read more