ravel hacks. The verdict: I spent $639.89 on $4736.67 worth of travel, and used 247,300 points, including credit card, hotels, and airline miles. Now, this total includes only what I saved using various travel hacks, not the total I spent on travel. However, $4,096.78 saved is not bad. Here, I will break down exactly where all that money was spent, where I saved, and how I could have done better had I known better.
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Monthly Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand
In November, my fiancé and I spent one month in Thailand. This was my third time going to Thailand (and his millionth). Knowing different money-saving tricks, both for budget traveling in general and in Thailand, was helpful in navigating this month abroad. This allowed us to keep our cost of living in Chiang Mai low. […]
6 Changes I Noticed after Thailand Reopened
Thailand reopened to vaccinated tourists in over 40 countries November 1, 2021 without requiring a full quarantine. I was there for the month of November, and noticed a lot of changes from the last time I visited. Some are common practices I’ve seen in the US/traveling in other countries as a result of COVID-19, and […]
How I Used Air Miles from Buying A $3 Coffee to Fly Roundtrip to Aruba
Disclosure: There’s a credit card link in this post, however it is not an affiliate link. I do not make any commission off of the referral for this particular card. Just FYI. This is a pretty simple story, and an introductory on how you can use credit cards to fly for free. Back in 2020, […]
Wedding Hacking: The Journey of Saving Money on a Wedding and Honeymoon
Before we swipe a single credit card for the wedding, I want to make sure we fully taking advantage of this opportunity. From bridesmaids gifts, to wedding invitations, to decorations, venue, catering, you name it—every expense is going to be optimizes to get the most out of it, and the most bang for our bucks.
Visiting Bloomington, IN for Graduation 2021? 4 Things to Know
If you are visiting Bloomington, IN for IU graduation weekend 2021, whether staying in town or venturing nearby to avoid the crowds, here are some tips for what to expect in town.
Tips, Apps, and Hacks for Learning French
Five months ago I decided to start learning French from knowing absolutely nothing, and I am shocked at how much progress I’ve made! These are the tips, apps, and hacks for learning French as a Beginner that I have used to learn French during my limited free time, many of which are free or affordable. […]
5 Amazing Local Businesses in Bloomington Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana is a growing city. Besides restaurants, Bloomington is full of amazing local businesses, wineries and bakeries. Whether you live in Bloomington or you’re in town for the weekend for graduation, an Indiana University basketball or football game, be sure to check these local businesses out! 1. Oliver Winery Not only is the wine […]
Best Podcasts for Learning French
Are you an auditory learner? Personally, I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts and audio books. When I decided to learn French from scratch 3 months ago, I thought I would try supplementing my studies with podcasts. These are the best podcasts for learning French, that have taken me from a beginner who […]
3 Tips for Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is breathtaking. I went there and ran a half marathon which was an amazing experience. It was beautiful! But I did learn some lessons, some which should have been obvious and could have easily been avoided. Here are my top 3, possibly obvious, tips for Glacier National Park: 1. Give yourself enough […]