119 – Raise Backpackers
Today on the show we have Fiona from Raise Backpackers. She has traveled so much on her own before kids and now continues to see as much of the world as she can with her children.
She recalls back in her teens when her love for traveling began on a trip to Malaysia. She remembers walking down the street in a foreign city and even though was scary, she felt was excited and passionate about the unfamiliarity.
Since then Fiona and her husband work to save money for their trips, by keeping travel a priority and don’t get caught up trying to “keep up with the Jones'”. Buying the latest or having the latest is something they forfeit as they choose to live more simply, while saving the money for traveling.
There are lots of ways to save money while traveling. She talks about how cruises can be a cheaper way to do that. Considering that they are both your accommodation and food all in one price and if you live near a port, it will be even cheaper since you wouldn’t have to pay for flights to the port city.
Fiona has also found that buying cheap airline tickets based on the cost versus where you want to go is a great way to travel and see more while spending less. Some of these places may not be not on your bucket list but will let you travel more inexpensively. Also checking out AirB&B or staying in hostels or with relatives is also a good way to save money versus staying in a hotel.
Fiona’s advice for families who are considering family travel is just to go and DO IT! If you’re nervous about spending the money to go internationally then you can always explore and see what you can where you are :)
Best way to follow along on their travels is via Instagram HERE
Facebook page HERE
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