The Sensible Travel Junkie STJ is a Northwestern University graduate who currently works as a consultant in Chicago, IL. She is an avid traveler, who in her free time she researches every possible way to travel to far off and random locations without breaking the bank. She also enjoys volunteering and getting involved in non profit work, especially financially sustainable initiatives. She loves animals, the outdoors, and basically all non man-made world wonders. She believes that it is important to not only be smart with money, but with all resources, including the most valuable one of all - time.
When you’re planning a budget-friendly vacation, you can cut a few corners on travel and certainly find ways to spend less on meals and even entertainment. A tough place to lower your expenses, however, is on lodging. When you’re on the road, you still need a place to sleep and regroup.
Traveling with a family of five isn’t like going on a college road trip, so the solutions aren’t one-size-fits-all. Depending on your situation, you’ll have a different threshold for sacrificing comfort for a lower cost. You might be OK with a stranger’s couch, or you might require more luxurious accommodations.
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