It seems like most travelers these days are lumped into two groups: Budget or luxury travelers. If I had to be put into one group or the other, I’m sure it would be that of a budget traveler, although I like to think of myself as more of a savvy traveler. I often cringe at the words “motel” or “hostel”, frequently ask for upgrades, refuse to stay at accommodations with rooms that open up to the outside (Rather┬áthan opening to an indoor hallway), and I enjoy having a…

“Where do you recommend I stay?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive. As someone who is neither an extreme budget traveler, nor luxury traveler, I find myself walking down a middle road. In the last 12 months, I’ve stayed in everything from a motel to bed and breakfast to luxury hostel to condo to cabana to luxury hotel to someone’s house. There have been different factors that have gone into booking, such as convenience, price, WiFi availability, and how long I would actually…

We’ve all heard the term “making your dollar stretch.” With the state of economies around the world in the last few years, the term has been used more than ever. Dollar menus, dollar stores, dollar happy hours. We want our money to go just a little further. Well, I want to talk about making your travels stretch. Maybe instead of just one trip this summer, shooting for two. Or maybe instead of an in-state vacation, hopping on a plane and jumping across the pond. I LOVE planning and…

After an 8-hour drive, I finally arrived at the Gulf Coast at 11:30 p.m. tonight in Spanish Fort. The drive was a little longer than I expected and of course traffic is never a walk in the park coming through Atlanta. What’s worse, I hadn’t seen rain in several weeks, and it rained horizontally for half the drive. This was the longest road trip I had taken in quite a while and reminded me of my love for travel and why I do what I do. Probably the…