Juada Garden Villa Review

Seminyak, Bali One of the most amazing reasons to visit Bali (and to me there are many) is that you can ball out on a budget. As a 2/3 world country, by American standards, many things in Bali are extremely reasonable. I think there is no other way to stay in Bali, then finding a […]

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How I survive flying Spirit Airlines

I fly Spirit Airlines a lot. Like, A LOT. There is something very seductive about getting a non-stop flight to LA or home to Orlando for under $100, especially when you’re on a paltry Ph.D. student living. But a budget has not stopped me from traveling. Unlike many people, I am not bothered by flying […]

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The Art of the Staycation

Houston, TX. Sometimes I think people get caught up in traveling being “away” in the sense that you have to travel state lines, get in a vehicle of some sort, or stamp your passport. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. There is no greater feeling to me than putting distance between […]

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Travel Hack: Taking the Layover

Recently I posted on Facebook that I purchased all of my plane tickets to my upcoming trip to Asia for a total of $736. That is a steal. You could easily spend $700 dollars just getting to Singapore, or Tokyo, or to Bangkok from here in Houston. Many of my Facebook friends asked for my […]

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Hotel Review: Riu Negril

Location: Negril, Jamaica Picture it: Girls Trip 2016. No, not the movie. Me and two of my sorority sisters ended up going to Jamaica in September 2016 for a 4-day/3-night getaway. We stayed at the Riu Negril, which cost $449 per person for a double occupancy room plus round trip airport transfer. We booked this […]

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Hotel Review: The Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Location: Las Vegas, NV It all started with a bribe. If you watched my first Las Vegas vlog (or check it HERE) then you know about my experience with time-share tours. One of the incentives that the man and I received was a 3-day, 2 night stay in Vegas. We had to use it within […]

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