Subscriber Giveaway + Loving and Not Loving!

Hi everyone! So first off I am going to be doing a ‘Subscriber Giveaway’. If you are subscribed to my blog that means you get the emails when new posts go up! If you want to enter this giveaway and you aren’t subscribed yet, you still have time. The box to subscribe is right there –> in the top right corner. If you are already a subscriber, just comment ‘done’ on this post! That’s it, easiest entry to a giveaway yet! Winner will receive my favorite self tanner kit from Benefit Cosmetics!  So it super easy all you have to do is subscribe to my blog, comment ‘done’ and you’re entered! Only those who are subscribed to my blog by the final day will be entered in the drawing. Again, if you are already subscribed, you are awesome, and just need to comment ‘done’ to be entered!

Loving & Not Loving

  • Loving how we have some clouds today, it’s still hot, but a nice change of pace.
  • Not loving how tangled my hair has been when I get out of the shower, I almost cry brushing it.
  • Loving that I finished my summer classes, hallelujah.
  • Not loving how tired i’ve been lately, I feel like I can never get enough sleep, when I do.
  • Loving my new camera and computer! Yay for better blog pictures.
  • Not loving how it sounds like someone is walking upstairs right now, when no one else is home.
  • Loving how my birthday is in two weeks!

HOW I AFFORD TO TRAVEL!

I have had a lot of people ask me how I afford to travel, so here it is. Traveling is something I really enjoy, so I make it a priority when I am managing my money. There are tons of other things I could spend my money on but I choose I spend it on airfare and Airbnb’s across the world. Once I started making traveling a priority, I have had more funds to use for traveling because I am not spending it on other things. Doing this has been life changing and being able to see the world is something that I have always dreamed of. Dreams stay dreams if you don’t act on them. Once I realized that, I knew I had to make it a priority.

I also have two jobs. So it’s not like I am just sitting at my house all day and then going on trips whenever I feel like it. I work really hard to be able to keep up with my traveling habits, and it’s worth every second of it. I have to coordinate around work and school, that’s why most of my traveling is done during the summer months. I also am very fortunate to have a job that makes tips and having another job that I am able to do from home. So I put a certain amount of money into a different account each time I get paid (I treat it like a bill) that is strictly for traveling, so when the time comes the money is already there.

I also am not picky about where I go. I want to go sooo many places that I don’t really care what order the trips happen in. So when I decide I am going to book a trip I look at all the destinations and pick the one that is least expensive at that time, which saves me a lot of money. I also try to plan ahead so I have more time to prepare financially for the trip. Then after I have paid for the trip, I try to pay one of my bigger bills a month early, so that it is one less thing I have to pay the month of the trip. When the time of the trip comes I am always so glad I did it, it makes it so much less stressful.

I hope these tips I have help you if you are trying to travel, but not quite sure how to pay for it! Traveling is one my favorite things and I am trying to do lots of it while I am young, and old too haha. Do you guys have any tips you use when traveling? If so leave them below! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Xo