Thrifty Traveler

A must have while traveling

One question I am asked a lot is “What is the most important thing you need while traveling?” This is kind of funny to me because I feel like a lot of things are a must need while traveling like identification and money. However, one thing I find extremely important is a messenger bag or satchel bag depending on what you call them. I have one and now I am getting one for my husband photography business.

I started using one of these after my twins were born because I need the freedom of both hands. Any of you who have more than one child knows exactly what I mean. This continued to be something I did even now that the boys are old enough to walk without holding my hand. When I am on vacation I love that it hangs by my side and I can easily put stuff inside it or take it out. It also makes a nice holder for my coat when I get to warm. I just drape it over the bag and it fits perfectly.

My husband has started running into the problem of needing all his camera gear with him but his regular camera backpack is a pain to carry around plus the time it takes to open it and get what he needs is crazy. He has missed so many shots just because of that.

I have found some amazing deals on these bags so don’t think you need to spend a ton of money. You can get these in any style or color. Here are a few of my top selection.

Whatever bag you choose make sure it has the long strap so you can have it go across your body for more security. You don’t want it slipping off your arm all the time.

Happy Traveling


Thrifty Traveler

You must have this if you travel internationally.

Traveling is my specialty and if you are someone who loves to travel especially outside of the United States then I high recommend buying an international travel power adapter. This will help you a bunch for charging your phone, laptop and anything else. I even found one on Amazon for a great price.

Click here or on the picture to get a great item for all your travels.

Have a fabulous time….


Budgeting & Finance

Things I use & recommend for better budgeting

I do a lot of writing about things that will help you with budgeting and saving. There are tons of things out there to help make your life easier that wont cost you and arm and a leg to do it. Here is a list of items that you can get at a great deal.

The first item I suggest is envelopes this is great for savings and items you want to purchase that don’t come out of your everyday budget. This is also what I use for vacation planning. You can go with the simple 100 box but if you plan to use these a lot including kids allowance then I would go with the 500 pack and save some money.

The next thing I highly recommend is a budget planner. This can be great especially if you have no way of keeping track of your budget. These are the top three I would recommend.

The next thing I recommend is a coupon organizer because coupons were made for a reason. To save money. I know some people get embarrassed by the idea of using coupons but trust me on this and use them. Businesses would rather you save money in there establishment then spend it some where else. These three I like a lot and recommend trying them out. There is even the cute one you can get so it does not look like you are carrying around a bunch of coupons.

These are just a few items to help you get going on your budget and savings.

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