Welcome! I’m Josie (she/her), your average active forty-something who has lived an ordinary life of work, marriage, mortgage and kids. I’ve got extraordinary dreams though, and travel is number one on the list! I have returned from my “adult gap year” with my husband, and now want to share all my tips about how to travel like I’m living a champagne lifestyle while on a beer budget.
I’ve visited more than fifty countries, and have stayed in every style of accommodation from hostels to five star hotels, I’ve flown budget airlines and first class suites, eaten street food and at Michelin-starred restaurants.
I love the finer things in life, but to achieve them I have to compromise and consider the other end of the scale. I didn’t backpack or stay in hostels until my late thirties and now I enjoy that style of travel, especially if it means an occasional five star hotel or business class long haul flight. If I can achieve this balance, so can you!
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