Going back to the question I get asked the most, how I can afford to travel… I’m going to reveal how I plan my trips. My trips aren’t typically anything fancy and luxury, but budget travel means more adventure which is what I’m looking for. You have to put yourself in unfamiliar situations in order to get to know yourself, to see how you can adapt. At the end, I always walk away proud of myself that I was able to make it happen. That I’m stronger than I thought.
The truth is, I don’t blow all my money traveling. I have goals that I’m saving up for as well. I actually save quite a bit in comparisons to others around me. I just choose to travel ‘smarter’ as I like to call it. See… for me, I rather take 10 budget trips a year rather than taking 2 luxury trip a year. I worked full time, Monday-Friday, and I still managed to take at least 10 trips a year. I would just extend every long weekend by a couple of days, or I would leave straight from work to go catch a flight, or I even walked in with my luggage to work once in the morning! A weekend warrior I like to call it.
I’m going to show you how you can take a weekend 4 nights/4days trip to Los Angeles from Toronto for only $650 CAD including all transportation and accommodation.
As most of you folks know, you can’t really get a mountain/sea view by driving 3 hours out of Toronto. So when I am in LA, I try to maximize my time to see as much as possible by doing road trips. What I love about LA is that you can get into totally different scenery by driving a couple of hours. This past weekend we decided to make our way up north to Santa Barbara, which is also known as the American Riviera… after my visit I can see why. Imagine the most picturesque white houses with red Spanish roofs, beautiful vegetation and flowers, and the dramatic backdrop of the mountains lined with palm trees. It’s such a cool, hip, and artsy town that makes you not want to leave.
The #1 question I get asked is how I can afford to travel as much as I do. I think I’ve got the art of finding the best flight deals and scoring free flights down so I wanted to share my tips hoping to help some of you.
The short answer is I don’t just travel and have fun all the time but what I don’t publish on my social media is when I’m at work, hustling, so I can fund all the adventures I want to have. The long answer is, I live for good deals and so it’s natural for me to dig to find the best deals on flights. I decided to write them down here, hoping to help some of you out there. Here it is: