Getting out to see the world is so much easier than you might imagine.

This site is about showing you how you can travel more, travel better and travel for MUCH less (and often FREE)!

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Laurie & Ellie enjoying Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Laurie & Ellie dining in Budapest

Laurie & Ellie dining in Budapest

Once you experience my proven travel techniques for staying FREE around the world and for flying almost FREE around the world – you will never travel the same way again.

There’s a great big world out there waiting to be discovered…won’t you join me!

If you follow my blog you will see how rich and rewarding my life has become through using Airbnb, home and hospitality exchange.  We have hosted over 350 travelers over the years and we have been guests in many homes around the world.

We also show you how we have gotten ‘free trips’ around the world by renting our home while we are on vacation! GENIUS!

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Ellie during a FREE one-month stay in Spain

I have traveled with my baby, alone, with a friend, with a teenager and with my husband – all while staying with locals in their homes. Our travel experiences are not only very affordable but very culturally enriching.

See the world in a whole new way, while saving money, meeting new friends, and experiencing culture that is hidden from people who use commercial hospitality resources.

Laurie in front of Limski Fjord, Croatia

Laurie in front of Limski Fjord, Croatia

I also will share travel advice that I have learned in traveling myself and hosting others so often.

Doing yoga in front of our private lake ( home exchange in Adirondacks)

Doing yoga in front of our private lake ( home exchange in Adirondacks)

Don’t travel like a tourist.

Stay free like me.