How to Save Money for your Round the World Trip

How to Save Money for Your RTW Trip

Eight months before Charles and I first started traveling back in 2002, I was a broke-ass university grad with a student loan and almost no savings.

In those eight months I managed to save $17,000 and then travel the world for a year.

How did I save the money?

This is my tough love approach to saving enough money. Sure, maybe there’s a bit of a verbal spanking in here, but start with these tips and you’ll be well on your way to saving enough money to go on your own RTW trip.

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Drowning in History in Belem, Portugal

Belem Tower

Come with us on a rainy day as we leave Lisbon to visit nearby Belém. In between mouthfuls of pastry, we check out historic Belém Tower, the town squares and the beautiful Jerónimos Monastery.

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Pastry Meets History at Portugal’s Pasteis de Belem

Pasteis De Belem with hot chocolate

After spending nearly a month in Portugal, we fell in love with some of Portugals tastiest treats. One of the yummiest of them all was the pastel de nata. Join us the day we discovered the deliciousness at the Casa Pastéis de Belém.

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Why the Best of Seville Isn’t In Your Guidebook

The wide streets of Seville

What comes to mind when you think of Seville?

Before we set even foot in the city, Seville evoked orange blossoms, flamenco and amazing architecture. And while we did find all that, what we loved most about the city just can’t be found in any guidebook.

Read on to find out what captured our hearts in Seville.

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Living Up To The Hype: Seville’s Plaza de España

Standing in front of the Plaza de Espana

Every traveler has spent time at over-hyped tourist attractions in their travels. Honestly, often a lot of the biggest attractions just don’t live up to their hype.

In a city filled with gorgeous, historic architecture, I was expecting Seville’s Plaza de España to be a bit of a miss. Turns out I was wrong.

Read on to see why the Plaza de España pleasantly surprised us.

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8 Temples You Have To See in Thailand

Wat Arun by Mark Fischer on Flickr 800

Thailand is a country of natural landscapes perfectly combined with extraordinary architectural masterpieces and religious temples. Guest poster Alyssa James describes 8 amazing temples that shouldn’t be missed next time you find yourself in beautiful Thailand.

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