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What 10 Women Gave Up to Afford Their Travels

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

They say that travel is the only spending thing that makes you richer. While this is true in terms of experience and life lessons, sometimes we do have to skimp and save here and there to afford that flight or those train tickets. This will of course come to fruition when it’s time to pack your bags, hop on that long-awaited flight, and finally arrive in your dream destination (Ahhhh, another glass of vino, please!). But until then, we asked 10 trailblazing women what they’ve given up to better afford their travels. Check out these great tips below:

What have you given up to save for your next trip?


Lucy O'Brien

– Lucia La Viajera


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“My full-time job. I now work intermittently as a Registered Nurse at my hospital making plenty of money to travel. I also make my own schedule, so I don’t have to plan around vacation hours and coworkers’ schedules. Some months I work 2 days, some months I work more than 15 days.”

– Shannon Jones



“I very rarely shop for new clothes or shoes, and pretty much never get my nails done. I only visit the hair salon 2-3 times a year, gave up smoking and switched to a vape, and didn’t sign up for cable or internet at home. My mobile plan has a free hotspot, and I also download Netflix movies onto my tablet. If I really want better streaming, I go to a local coffee shop down the street to support them.”

– Tracie Laine


Bee Pereira

“Having children.” – Bee Perera


Annie Fairfax

“I’ve stopped drinking and ordering desserts when I go out! Not only is it better for my health, but also, I can save $10-20 per meal by avoiding these two things, which is great for my wallet!” – Annie Fairfax