How I found my passion through travel

How I found my passion through travel

Deciding to travel the world has with out a doubt been the most rewarding, eye opening, soul enhancing, crazy and happy experience of my life. It's lifted me to levels of joy I could never have imagined. It also forced me to grow, AND grow up. It's given me the opportunity to break away from the mould and truly be myself. My happiest self.

I left my high paying career as a Chemical Lab Analyst. It was a bold move that not everybody understood.

I felt disconnected from my life, so I knew that I needed to make a change....

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The stairway to heaven

The stairway to heaven

Sounds glorious doesn’t it? I guarantee you, once you get to the top after the 3922 stairs, the breath that you have left will be taken away by the view.

It. Was. Stunning. 

I had just arrived to Honolulu at around midnight after 24 hours of travel.  Luckily I bumped into a kiwi named Cameron.  He was super nice and was asking the reception dude at the hostel about the infamous Stairway to Heaven.  Of course I was listening and chimed in that that was my plan to do tomorrow as I only have one day here before I head to Australia. 

I soon found out that it’s highly illegal...

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How to save money after you've been bit by the travel bug

How to save money after you've been bit by the travel bug

We've all heard the famous quote by Michael Palin:

"Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidode, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life."

Once you've become addicted to travel, you start to think differently.  You stop blowing your money on things that before, you looked at as a need; they are now looked at as a want.

Don't get me wrong, I like nice things.  But my brain is now programmed to think experiences over materials.  I calculate numbers in flights.  New car? How many flights could I book with that.  How many countries could I go visit. That expensive handbag? Round trip to Central America please.  New pair of heels? Or a day trip to go snowboarding.

The tiniest changes in your choices can influence how much money you save.

So here's some of the easiest tips on how to save money to go traveling:

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