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About BTB

Budget Travel Babes shows everyday women, like you, how to make wanderlust a reality through goal setting, budgeting, choosing cheaper destinations, saving money on bookings, and spending less while on the road.

If you’re new to travel or this is your first time here, start by reading how you can achieve your travel goals within one year (without going broke).

Your practical step-by-step guide to take you from dreaming about travel to doing it.

About Chantell

Hey! I’m Chantell, a minimalist with an adventure addiction. My bragging rights include living in six overseas cities, visiting over 60 countries and 40 U.S. states.

I used to think that travel was only for the elite. After growing up in a working-class family, living in government housing, and wearing second-hand clothes, the idea of globetrotting sounded like a fantasy.

It took an earth-shattering job loss, horrific break up, and going broke to make me realize what I really wanted. From that point on, I put everything into saving money towards my first international trip.

Then when I finally started traveling at the age of 24, I was terrified! I ended up going on group tours so I wouldn’t have to be alone.

Thanks to the life-changing characters I met along the way (and Couchsurfing!), I was able to overcome my fears.

After my first solo travel experience, I was hooked and on the way to visiting 30 countries before turning 30.

About budget travel

I’m a big believer in budget travel whether you have a little or a lot of cash.

The term “budget travel” can represent whatever you want it to. From backpacking solo to taking a cheap vacation with your girlfriends, and everything in between.

Traveling on a budget can provide you the opportunity to travel more often or for longer periods as your money goes further. It also means having experiences you might otherwise miss out on if (always) staying in hotel suites and traveling in private minivans.

I encourage everyone to try local transportation, cuisines, and activities to get an insight into how other people live.

When you share conversations, laughs, and meals with other cultures, you’ll see the incredible similarities and fall in love with the differences.

About you

Budget travel Babes is for you! I want to give YOU the tools you need to explore economically. That’s why every article has been created with you in mind.

So, if you have a question that hasn’t been answered, add a comment and I’ll get back to you. And when you see a post you like, share with it your friends so I know what type of content to keep creating.

Lastly, if you’re a woman who wants more affordable, responsible, and sustainable travel – join me in our all-female group, Budget Travel Babes.