How to Travel Cheaper!

The top two tips alone save us $1000 a trip. Insane savings!

Tip 1 – Ditch The Hotels

Did you know that the average price per night for a 3 star hotel in major cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Boston are usually around $190 a night? So for a week trip, you’d be spending around $1300 after taxes just for your hotel room. And that’s not including your $500 round trip airplane ticket I’m sure you just booked as well.

For us, we’d like a week trip to cost no more than $3K after all expenses. That’s how we travel so often. Budgets. But for two of us, being left with a grand after hotel and airline fees isn’t enough money for food, souveniors, museum fees, and cruise tours. So, we started to switch to hostels instead of hotels. The average hostel is half the price of a 3 star hotel. So now, we are paying $620 after taxes for that week stay. That saved us $680!


Our intimate hostel room in Boston

Tip 2 – Look for Niche Airlines

With the travel industry booming, more niche airlines are opening up. Niche airlines fly to specific destinations on specific dates which allows them to lower their prices since they are doing less air time on their part. Even though that means you’d have to plan your trip around when these airlines are flying, you’d be surprised with just how much money you will be saving.

We’re going to Oklahoma City to see Zach’s family during summer 2017 and were amazed by the price differences:

Regular Airline – American Airlines: $1,180

Niche Airline – Allegiant Airlines: $420

That saved us $760!

Some niche airlines include: Alaska Air GroupHawaiian Airlines, Spirit AirlinesLatam Airlines, and Allegiant Airlines.

Tip 3 – Stay Loyal to Companies

I naturally began using for our trips because I felt like they made it simple to sift through all the options and find exactly what I need & their prices are usually lower than competitor sites. Since I use them so much, they actually made a special link for me. Now, if anyone books their accommodations through this link  not only do I earn $20 in travel money, but the person who used my link does as well!

On top of that, has reward programs too. If I book 5 trips within a year with them, my fifth trip I can get a stay for free. I got all of this, just because I didn’t feel like googling different hotel names!

I hope you look into these options! Sometimes those top two tips alone save us around $1000 a trip. Don’t spend money that you don’t need to!


Boston – 5 Must Dos!

Top sites to see in Boston! You’ll love them!!

If you ask anyone what’s my favorite place in the US, they will tell you Boston, MA. Boston stole my heart and so far no other place in the US even compares to this city in my eyes. So, with a ton of effort, I came up with my top 5 stops that I think travels should definitely check out in Boston. Parts of the city that made me just fall in love with it more and more!

Public Gardens


This park is in the middle of the city and is where locals go to spend time with their family, or to spend their lunch breaks from work. This park is 24 acres, has a large pond where tons of ducks call home, and also has some monuments that you can walk by and read about.


We ended up purchasing a picnic blanket during our stay just for how many times we wanted to take a nap in the grass.

Quincy Market

Located right behind the Faneuil Hall, is a two story – 27,000 sq. ft. food market filled with different fast food, restaurants, and dessert stands that you can choose from for some delicious lunch/dinner.


This place is a favorite of mine due to the busyness of the area, being surrounded by happy families, and also due to the awesome outside seating that have chess and checker pieces laid out for anyone to sit down and play while eating!


Red Sox Game

We love to show local pride when we visit a place. It allows us to connect with the locals, and to see what they’re proud of. So, we of course had to go to a Red Sox Game!


& it was definitely a blast! Hearing locals boo the Baltimore Orioles & cheer for their retiring Big Papi, David Ortiz!


The ice cream filled baseball cap made it more enjoyable too!

The Lawn on D

This is an adult park filled with lawn chairs, large jenga pieces, cornhole game, ping pong tables, a food & drink bar, and large lit up swings! Such a great place to hang out and enjoy the ambiance of the city!


Tea party museum

Now museums are definitely Zach’s thing, but this museum was actually a blast! Filled with roll playing, a mini movie, and a tour of a restored 18th century sailing vessel. This museum is a great way to laugh away an afternoon.


Freedom Trail

Beginning at Boston Common, this trail leads you through 16 major historic landmarks most that also offer on sight tours and souvenior shops.


This trail is 2.5 miles long so if you really wanna take in all the history, we recommend doing it over two days. One of the stops is at the Old South Meeting House and there, you can purchase a Freedom Trail book that goes into detail about each spot, an amazing read!

Near Paul Revere’s house, there are two small shops one of which is Eddie’s and Gill’s Printing Office, this is a must see! John Gill, is a history fanatic who actually tracked down one of the last original printers that were used during the Revolutionary War. John replicated the Declaration of Independence to exactly how it was printed back in 1776 and he sells copies of them at this shop!


If you’re visiting Boston and want to know even more cool hang out spots, read BOSTON: TOP 5 FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FOR TOURISTS! & if you want even more, post a comment or message us!



Boston: Our 5 Favorite Food Joints!

Zach and I visited Boston in 2016 for the first time. We traveled by foot everywhere, and followed the crowd to help choose just which food establishments to give a shot! After trying 33 different establishments over our two-week stay, I’ve chosen our top 5. All of which are great in pricing, taste, and ambiance!


Perfect for consumers looking for fresh, healthy, light food options during their stroll through the city. Pret A Manger has freshly made sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee! The location on State Street goes along side the Freedom Trail, which makes it a perfect rest stop for tourists!


(We don’t have a photo of the establishment! But if you’re following this trail, you’ll pass Pret A Manger!)



The specific location that we loved was located on Boylston & Charles Street; right across from the peaceful & beautiful Public Garden. Boloco specializes in burritos & also has great vegetarian options as well! & check out the Public Garden after you eat at Boloco!


(Public Garden)


Au Bon Pain is Boston’s equivalence to Einstein Bagels, but pastry based. They have fridges filled with fresh sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, salads, and beverages. They also have an area where you can order hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches, as well as a huge self-serve pastry case. The one on Boylston St is a great location where you’ll get to see locals walking to work, teens skateboarding, and close to Charles River. Just take Boylston St down to Charles St, make a left on Charles, and up to Boston’s Public Dock on the Esplanade.


(We also don’t have a photo of Au Bon Pain! But This is the Public Dock on the Esplanade. Gorgeous right!)


While we were staying in Boston, we couldn’t resist going to a Red Sox game! Game night we felt like finding a cool bar establishment to grab some wings and beers prior. While walking down Boylston St, we found Globe. They’re a tiny restaurant with fabulous food and reasonable prices. But they have great seating that just can’t be beat! You can either sit inside to escape the heat, or they have outside seating that’s close to Boston’s Public Library. A great area to just watch the locals go about their days, and take in the amazing sunset while eating dinner.




One night when we were walking through the city on our way back to our hostel, we heard loud chattering coming from around the corner that we thought were just residential. However, it was actually coming from this little establishment called Delux Café! It’s one of those hidden treasures that are always busy due to their amazing ambiance, food, and friendly staff! We stayed here one night for over an hour, just talking to one of the bartenders about what it’s like to live in Boston. Definitely check them out!!