I’ll be honest… Travel hacking was something I always felt like I should be doing, but I was completely intimidated by the entire process. Booking flights with points and miles, hotel and airline status reward programs, having multiple credit cards with different bonuses… Where do I even start??!
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30 Perfect Gifts for Travelers (Who Can’t Travel Right Now) in 2020
Travelers can be some of the hardest people to shop for. How do you buy gifts for people who prioritize experiences over “things”? A few Christmases ago, I made the mistake of saying I wanted some candles for my apartment in China, and I ended up with no less than 8 candles as gifts. Trust me, trying to make weight with a bunch of perfumed glass bricks in my bag wasn’t easy. Whoopsies!
The Relentless Pursuit of Happiness: Confessions of a Happiness Chaser
Over the last few years, I’ve learned something big about myself: I’m a Happiness Chaser. I want what I want, and I want it right now, almost to the point that I pine for the future because the future is a mystical and magical place where I’ll finally have everything I want so I can […]
What I’ve Been Up To This 2020: Coronavirus, Money Woes, and Getting Stuck Abroad
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t done the Freedom Life monthly recaps for these last few months. To be honest, I don’t have much of an excuse for why I’ve taken some time off except for that sometimes you need a little bit of a break. With everything that’s been happening this year […]
10 Best Adventurous Places to Visit in Sri Lanka
If you’re looking for an adventurous destination full of hiking, history, wildlife, incredible food, and beautiful scenery, look no further than Sri Lanka! Spot leopards and elephants on safari, try surfing and diving, hike mountains and waterfalls for incredible views, and explore historic Buddhist relics.
Our Honeymoon Stay at an Overwater Bungalow in Langkawi – Living the Dream!
Seriously, if you’re looking for some bang for your buck, Southeast Asia is the PERFECT place to plan a honeymoon. Not only can you have an incredible hotel for a budget price, but food is also cheap, the beaches are great, and coming from Australia the flights weren’t too bad either! Expect a full breakdown and honeymoon itinerary from us in the future, but for now I want to tell you about our biggest splurge of the trip: staying in an overwater bungalow in Langkawi Malaysia!
A Decade in Review: My 10 Biggest Moments in the 2010’s
Your twenties are always a time of immense change, and for me, I wanted to start 2020 by thinking back on the most pivotal moments of the last decade! In the last ten years, I went from a teenager just graduating high school to a married woman with her own business. I took risks, moved […]
10 Reasons Why Teaching Abroad in China is Awesome!
Teaching abroad in China is an incredible experience. You have the ability to make money, explore a new culture, and challenge yourself to have the adventure of a lifetime! However, making the move to Mainland China is definitely not easy. Whether you’re on the fence about teaching abroad, or you’re trying to choose between China and another country, these are my 10 main reasons why teaching abroad in China is amazing!
My Hoi An Photoshoot: How to Take Awesome Photos in Hoi An
That’s right, yours truly did a full-on Hoi An photoshoot with a professional photographer. Thankfully despite my initial fear of being super awkward, it was actually amazing! I think we all know that I’m not an Instagram model that sets up elaborate photoshoots wherever I go. While I like to get a few photos here […]
The Ultimate Guide to Hiking China’s Great Wall: How to Get Off the Beaten Path and Avoid the Crowds
Deciding on the perfect section of the Great Wall to hike can be hard. How do you avoid the crowds? What’s the best way to get there? Which area should I hike to get the perfect photo?