My decision to create a blog came from other people’s perceptions of me. Someone once asked me at work “how do you travel so much with only 12 vacation days” –mind you at that point I had not taken any vacation days.
When I thought about writing a blog about my travel adventures some of the super cool travel bloggers like Julie Dimon or Journeywoman came to mind. But I noticed that they have made their travel blogs their career, and OF COURSE they would have plenty of time to go climb mountains, and swim with sharks. The reason is because they are NOT 9-5 girls. So that is where I determined the gap. What about the rest of the world that HAS to work or loves their job and still truly wants to travel?
I mean I could probably quit my job and go travelling for a year on pennies and maybe create a super cool blog from that. BUT that brings in my second love, FASHION. I could not travel on pennies to say Paris for the first time and stay at a hostel (that movie has done numbers on me). How can you be in the fashion capital of the world and NOT shop. Hence, where I am at today: Someone that wants to be in the corporate world that loves to travel but wants to do it in STYLE. So please read on as I provide my tips on how I saved money (from travel to shopping deals) and made the best out of my 9 to 5 vacation schedule. Since I started this blog a bit late I have included stories as far back as my bachelorette in ’09 to now!