Category Archives: Traveling

Travel makes me happy.

My Guatemala Bucket List

By | April 14, 2017

I’ve been neglecting my blog in favor of real life lately. Sorry. I did manage to hang out in Guatemala for ten days and wrote up my Guatemala Bucket List if you care. My Guatemala Bucket List 1. Strengthen one friendship.  This is how you make friends: ask people to do things with you and say… Read More »

My Middle East Bucket List

By | January 31, 2017

I recently spent about a month in the Middle East. Not nearly as scary a place as I envisioned. In fact, it was just the opposite. Clean and modern and safe. My Middle East Bucket List 1. Visit two new countries.  I’m making my success explosion noises here pretty loudly. I visited four countries in… Read More »

Thriftygal’s California Bucket List

By | December 20, 2016

I just spent a couple of months in the beautiful state of California. Specifically, the bay area of California. I know what you’re thinking because I thought it too initially. Two months in one spot? Holy cow. I CAN DO SO MUCH. You have to expect more of yourself and think big. This is why I… Read More »

Thriftygal’s Anchorage Bucket List

By | October 4, 2016

I’m retired and I travel and I make stupid lists. That’s kind of my thing. Nearly every trip gets a Bucket List and I thought I’d share with you my Anchorage Bucket List to give you some ideas on (1) what you can do in Anchorage and (2) what life is like when you’re retired… Read More »

How to travel thriftily

By | July 18, 2016

I don’t know if I’ve told you this already, but I kind of like to travel. In fact, travel is the budget hole where the vast majority of my expenses wanders into. I think. I don’t actually track my spending, so I don’t know for sure. I don’t have a really great system on finding deals,… Read More »

A hack for frequent travelers

By | April 4, 2016

I’m a little bit hesitant to publish this article because I don’t actually want these travel programs to become popular. The more people who join, the less valuable it is for me personally. But I only have a handful of readers and those readers, yes I’m talking about you specifically, are so marvelous that I felt… Read More »

Thriftygal’s Travel Tips

By | February 29, 2016

There is no way to protect yourself 100%, especially when you’re in a foreign country wandering. I think you can still take some basic precautions. Here are my sacred rules when I travel. Tip 1: Don’t engage with people who approach you. When I’m out exploring a city or sightseeing, especially at classic tourist destinations, I never engage… Read More »

Thriftygal’s Packing Tips!

By | January 25, 2016

In case it isn’t clear from my mutterings, I love to travel. I spent about six months as a flight attendant crossing off Life Bucket List Item #23 (Have a job I really enjoy) and I’m forever trying to cross off Life Bucket List Item #1 (See the world). I know hostels, 5 star hotels, airbnb,… Read More »