Traveling with Purpose on the Cheap
Giving each other noogies on a cliff in Ireland- we highly recommend!

Traveling and going on vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. In this episode we spend most of our time talking through some tips that will help you save money the next time you book some travel. But first, we want you to think about the aspects of travel that you enjoy the most, and then center your trip around that (like breweries and the outdoors- a couple of our favorites!). March to your own drum! Don’t give in to the pressures of taking the touristy route or doing the activities that you have no interest in. It might seem like an obvious point to make, but this is the crucial first step before you even begin to plan your trip. You be you!

Once you’ve covered the ‘why am I doing this?’ question, it’s time to start saving money! Here are the practical tips we have for traveling:

  1. Consider staying in the United States
  2. Be flexible with your dates AND your destination. Huge cost savings here.
  3. Go with friends to cut down on costs
  4. Make sure to have a credit card with no foreign transaction fee
  5. Plus a bunch of other awesome stuff- be sure to listen for the rest!

Bell's HopslamAnd at the beginning of this episode we cracked open a double IPA- Hopslam by Bell’s Brewery which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunesStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Cheers!

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  1. Really enjoying the podcast gents! Drinking a Elora Borealis Citra Pale Ale brewed here in Ontario as I finish listening now. Discovering my “why” (purpose) is generally a current mindset or situation decision.

    Am I feeling burnt out and do I just need some R&R in the mountains or a beach? Or am I feeling more adventurous and looking to put myself outside my comfort zone living like a local in South America or Central/Eastern Europe? Or do I just need to go back down and reconnect with my roots via family, familiar childhood locations, etc?

    Then it comes down to hacking it as best possible to do it cost-effectively.

    Keep up the great content! Looking forward to the next episode.

    -Scott

  2. Love your podcast! Good ideas!

    We are a family of four — two cool adults with a 15 year old and a 12 year old. What works for us when we travel to a location is for each person pick out the one thing they want to do. This allows us time to do each of these requests and have flex time. That flex time is nice to have if the weather is bad one day or a “must do” has a set time that must be adhered to, etc. And we always eat local — food seems to be some of the best memories.

    Nadine

    1. Thanks for listening Nadine! And those are some awesome tips- I love the idea of letting your different family members to each have a say as to what the trip is going to look like. That way everybody has some ownership and I bet its just way more fun that way too! Even though my oldest is only 4, we might even be able to start incorporating that for our next trip!

      Oh, and I’m totally with you regarding eating local. Food memories are the best memories as far as my family is concerned! 🙂

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