Tag Archives: Life

How I’ve Seen 5 Continents By Age 23

13th February 2017

As many of you may know if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I recently got back from Tokyo. Last month, I visited London, and the month before that, it was New York. Last year I spent awhile in Europe, and the year before that, I lived in Peru for awhile.

Traveling around the world so often at such a young age has been a blessing and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities that have come my way.

If you’re interested in seeing all of my travel posts in an organized setup, you can check it out here. I was an au pair for a short while and wrote a few informative articles on that, as well as spent time at a special needs orphanage in Peru.

So let’s get started with a secret that many of you might not know, starting with #1 below. 

Traveling on a budget is very doable, but there are other secrets and hacks when it comes to traveling cheaply. Find out here how you can see the world on a budget. Continue reading

How To Start A Healthy Lifestyle + My Most Valuable Tips

8th February 2017

Living a healthy lifestyle gets easier day by day. If you’ve lived pretty unhealthy for most of your life and lived off of junk food and no exercise, a healthy lifestyle can seem pretty intimidating at first.

To put it lightly, when I started my health journey, it was anything but easy. I was trying to lose weight in unhealthy ways.

Below are 9 tips that truly paved the way for my success for living a healthy life. Implement these tips into your life and start reaping the benefits today!
Check out these 9 tips that will get you started on a healthy lifestyle. This is such a helpful list. Continue reading

25 Activities To Keep You Busy

1st February 2017

Are you trying to become more productive with your free time and improve or learn a new skill?

This post was inspired by an article that I read that talked about how many hours a day is spent on social media. This made me wonder how far a person could go within themselves if they spent time on bettering themselves and leading a more productive life. Those 2 hours spent scrolling through Facebook could be spent learning another language.

I often get asked by my readers what I like doing in my free time. When I’m not blogging, I love trying out new activities and foods. Getting out of your comfort zone usually leads to growing as a person and becoming stronger.

My go-to activity at the moment is browsing around at tiny houses on Pinterest. I recently visited a tiny house community in Austin, Texas (the largest in the country) and it blew me away! I’m currently trying to get J.D. on board, so we’ll see. Did you know that the average tiny house cost is $25,000, while the average American house is $285,000? Mind blowing!

Keep reading to get some inspiration to start a new hobby and fill your time with awesome activities.

Check out these 25 activities to keep you busy. This is such a helpful list! Continue reading

30 Ways To Cut Your Spending And Save Thousands a Year

30th January 2017

Saving money is really easy once you get started. Once you figure out what expenses you can cut and how you’re going to pursue your financial goals, the hard part is over. After you’ve set a routine and have stuck with it for a few weeks, saving money will become incredibly easy and even addictive. Yay for a good kind of addiction!

If you’re able to implement many of these saving tips altogether, you’ll be able to save thousands every year. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars just from cutting coffee alone. All of the tips I’ve listed are easy to do and will become effortless over time, so let’s get started!

If you’re interested in seeing how I’ve saved almost $5,000, check out the article here.

I’m now a blogger and live a minimalistic lifestyle, so I put everything that doesn’t go into bills directly into my savings. You can read my post on how to start a blog here.

Below I’ll include what you can do to save, how much an average person will save yearly, and other options to choose from to replace the spending habit. I put $$$ when the savings would really vary, just to clarify. Enjoy!
30 ways to cut your spending and save thousands. If you implement these tricks and tips, you'll definitely be on the road to saving thousands! Continue reading

How I’ve Saved Almost $5,000 From Not Buying Stuff

26th January 2017

A couple months ago, I watched a documentary called The Minimalists. 

I wasn’t expecting it to inspire and motivate me as much as it did. Immediately after watching the film, I decided that I wanted to get out of consumerism and become more responsible for my purchasing decisions.

I got serious about saving money. The first step was to look at where my money was going. Then I set a goal. I had a goal to get to $5,000, and now that I’m almost there, my goal is to get to $10,000. Setting up goals makes this process a lot more fun. It ends up being somewhat of a game or a challenge, which I love.

I’m going to include what I did to cut spending and save money, how much it will save my yearly, and what you can do instead to replace the item.

Read further to find out how I’m stashing $5,000 into a savings account and moving toward $10,000 in savings.

Find out how I've saved over $5,000 as a 23 year old. Save money, budgeting, and setting up an emergency fund was very important to me. Continue reading