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Sitting atop  the Hang Mua Viewpoint on a pagoda

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.

-Lewis Carroll

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Hello, we are Audra & Ron, married for 33 years, and are newly retired. Although we’ve traveled a lot, we’ve just now decided to start documenting our travels on this travel and photography blog. Not only for ourselves but to provide info to others.

Traveling in your 20’s is fun and you’re young enough to stay in budget hostels or pretty much anywhere to save money. In my 20’s I would have slept on a couch or a floor to save money! As a (slightly) older couple, we still like to save money but sleeping on couches or bunk beds in a room full of strangers isn’t something I would do today. At least not unless I had to. 🙂

Luckily, there’s still plenty of ways to see the world and do it on a budget. Hopefully you will find something here that helps you plan your future adventures!

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standing in front of the Chichen Itza pyramid in Mexico


learn how to travel for free

A model airplane on top of a pink and blue world map with the words "travel for free"

Want to know how people are going on multiple trips every year all over the world? Learn all about how to use credit cards to earn free flights and stays at hotels all over the world. You can easily earn enough points to book a free flight to anywhere in the world in just a few short months.

Once you get started it can be addicting!

Click to read my Beginner’s Guide to Earning Points for Travel. It’s the first step in learning how earning points works. If you want to know how I plan my trips, read all about my 12 Steps to Planning a Trip.


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