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Phoenix to Grand Canyon Itinerary: See It All in Under 6 Days

This summer Seth and I spent a month road tripping Route 66. Before starting that road trip, we headed up to Grand Canyon for a week to see what we could find! I’ve been dreaming of seeing the Grand Canyon for as long as I can remember, so this week was beyond amazing. We had a VERY busy week, and saw so many amazing things, so I had to put together this Grand Canyon itinerary…

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Useful Travel Gifts under $20: The Best Gifts for Travelers

  How do you shop for a traveler that seems to have everything they need?? It can be hard to try to find gifts that meet both their needs AND their wants! Here’s a list of tried & true useful travel gifts that will appeal to any kind of traveler!   This post contains affiliate links. When clicked, I may receive a small percentage of each sale. This does not affect your price in any…

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Visit Chicago on a Budget: 23 Cheap Things to do in Chicago

After our month-long Route 66 roadtrip this summer, we planned for a few days to explore Chicago, Illinois. We LOVE New York City, so were looking forward to exploring another large and bustling city. And it helps that Chicago is known for a couple food items we’re fans of… hotdogs and pizza! As a budget traveller, I always look for budget friendly and cheap ways to explore new places. Chicago is a city ripe with…

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Best Restaurant Deals: Secret Tips to Save 60-90% EVERY TIME You Dine Out

My teen and I have been travelling full time for over 2 years. We live on a really small budget, so have gotten pretty good at finding the best restaurant deals over the years. Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you I’m queen of low budget travel! We’re just getting started on our second 3 month road trip around the USA, so I’ve been hard at work finding deals to help us stretch our…

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Day trip to Isla Mujeres: Organized Tour vs DIY

Isla Mujeres is a beautiful island just off the shore of Cancun, Mexico. It’s only 13km long and less than a kilometer across, so can easily be explored in a single day, making it a popular day trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Isla Mujeres is characterized by stunning white sandy beaches, brilliant blue waters, picturesque rocky cliffs and roads that are mostly filled with golf carts. We’ve visited Isla Mujeres a few times…

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Getting Around Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Probably the most confusing part of figuring out our journey through Mexico was getting around Playa del Carmen on public transit. Especially since we had never really used public transportation anywhere until we started travelling! There are a number of different options for getting around, so it took a bit to figure out which one was best suited to us. Turns out, as with much of everything in life, variety is the way to go!…

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Catching a Taxi in Playa del Carmen, Mx

The one thing there are more of than taco stands in Playa is taxis. They are EVERYWHERE! You shouldn’t have any trouble getting a taxi to pick you up in most areas. BUT there are some tricks to catching a taxi in Playa del Carmen that you might not know about. It’s not as simple as those metered taxis you’ve likely grown to expect! With the advent of Uber, we’ve gotten used to a different…

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Best Tacos in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

It’s no secret that tacos are one of my favourite foods. So when we came to Mexico it quickly became a mission to find the best tacos in Playa del Carmen! In our 3 visits to the city, totalling about 9 months, we’ve had the opportunity to try out quite a few taco places. Here I’ve compiled a list of the ones I think serve the best tacos in Playa. Try them out, and let me…

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Best Chicken in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One staple in Playa del Carmen is pollo asado, or roasted chicken. You can find a ‘polleria’ on almost every corner! Many are very small establishments, and only sell until they run out of their daily supply. These places have some of the best chicken in Playa! Prices range from $70mx to $125mx for a whole chicken. Each order typically comes with tortillas, salsa, rice and black beans to make your own tacos. You can…

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Budget Travel Tips by a Full Time Traveller

My teen and I have been living the budget travel life full time for almost 2 years now, but we have actually been living a fairly extreme budget life since he was a baby. I was/am a single mom, trying to balance my time spent with him and my time working to pay our bills, so living on a tight budget just became a way of life for us. Over the years I learned how to…

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