How to Travel the World While Working a Full-Time Job and Side Hustle

If you’re looking for a little help and motivation in this area my girl ShaSha at Busy Being ShaSha has you covered!

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It’s already hard enough trying to find a little “me time” in the mist of a crazy hectic schedule. And it’s next to impossible to find time to take off of work to visit more than 1 or 2 of the places that are on your bucket list.

If you’re looking for a little help and motivation in this area my girl ShaSha at Busy Being ShaSha has you covered! On top of being a travel blogger, ShaSha is also a loving wife,  super supportive friend, holds down a full time job and a recent first time home owner! Congrats Love!

I had the pleasure of hosting ShaSha as a panelist during Girl Talk: Catch Flights Not Feeling at Brunch & Bubbly earlier this month. With all of the information she shared you’re going to want to Bookmark this post and come back to it often to get your travel game RIGHT!

ShaSha breaks-it-down and answers some of her most received questions regarding the best travel sites and apps, traveling with Spirit Airlines, finding time to travel while working 40+ hour work weeks, if PSA pre-check is really worth it, and how to make it though a vacation with your hubby or bae.

Flight Sites and Apps I Use to Find Deals:

Hopper-App

Google Flights

SkyScanner- App

AirfarewatchDog

The Flight Deal- Follow their FB page

Secret Flying- Follow their FB page

Airfare Spot- Follow their FB page

Main Pool

Helpful Links:

1. What You Need to Know About Flying on Spirit

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/tipsforflyingonspirit

2. How To Schedule Travel When You Have Limited Time Off From Work

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/howtoplantravelwhenworkingfulltime

3. How To Shorten Your Wait in the Airport Security Line

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/airportsecuritylinetips

4. Eight Essential Tips for Your Next Baecation

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/baecationtraveltips

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all images courtesy of http://www.busybeingshasha.com

You can catch all of ShaSha’s wanderlust adventures on her blog, Instagram or connect with her through email at: contact@busybeingshasha.com

What are some places that are on your bucket list to see this year? So far I’ve been to LA, New York, Vegas and of course Texas. I’m hoping to visit a National Park this year and a couple of beaches. If you’ve ever been to a National Park or have an favorite beaches please leave me some suggestions below!

Xoxo,

Amanda

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Top 5 Travel Tips To Find Your Inner Explorer

Join the wanderlusters of the world and have the travel life that you’ve alway dreamed of with these 5 top notch tips!

Tired of always seeing other people go on several trips a year while you’re at home watching the women from Real Housewives of Atlanta arguing in Los Cabo, or Jamaica, or wherever they are arguing while on a beautiful vacation. 🙁 Join the wanderlusters of the world and have the travel life that you’ve alway dreamed of!

This is definitely a post that you will want to Bookmark and save to come back to later, because it’s packed with super helpful information, a ton of links and helpful tips.

Funny, Witty, Knowledgeable, Helpful and Cute are a few words I would use to describe Amber; who is a Travel Guru and contributor to The Culture Supplier. I had the pleasure of meeting her though a friend that came to the first event I ever hosted for Because Women Love Brunch. Megan! Hey Megs, thanks for the intro! 🙂

Because Women Love Brunch had the opportunity to host Amber as a panelist for our Girl Talk: Catch Flights Not Feelings at Brunch and Bubbly in Dallas, TX a few weeks ago! Here are 5 top notch travel tips Amber provided:

1. FLYING FOR THE LOW-LOW 

Favorite Sites

  • Google Flights 
  • Hopper (sends travel notifications/updates to phone)
  • Cheapdfw.com 
  • Escapehouston.com
  • The Flight Deal 
  • Skyscanner
  • Airfare Watchdog
  • Momondo.com
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Quick Tips: 

  • Be flexible with your dates. If you have the flexibility to move your travel dates, DO IT! I saved $500+ by simply moving the date I traveled. 
  • Don’t be afraid to depart from other cities. If you see a deal from another state/city, it may be cheaper to book a flight from there.
  • Don’t procrastinate. Deals book quickly. If you see a deal, grab it as soon as possible! 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/secrets-find-flight-deals-summer/ 

2. BUDGETING

Sites/Apps

Links: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/budgeting-trip/ 

3. HELP! MY FRIENDS WON’T TRAVEL WITH ME

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If you’re having problems securing travel arrangements with your friends (because we’ve all been there), I suggest embarking on a solo trip and/or joining a travel group. A few groups include:  

  • Nomadness 
  • We Go Too World 
  • Tastemakers Africa 
  • Black Girls Travel Too

Quick Tips 

  • When planning a group trip, make sure all personalities will mess well. If your best friend is Kenya Moore, I suggest leaving her behind.
  • There are also numerous travel groups/chat groups that you can join. This is a great way to make connections all over the world and find people to vacation with. I’ve listed a few groups above and in the attached link. Check them out! 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/helpfriends-travel/

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4. HOTEL ALTERNATIVES 

Lodging can get pricey, especially if you don’t know where to look. Hotels and resorts are the most common lodging options for travelers, but there are other housing choices you may want to consider before booking a place to stay. 

Options Include 

  • Hostels (inexpensive lodging and an excellent way to meet other travelers from around the world) 
  • Airbnb (personal favorite)
  • HomeAway
  • Couchsurfing.com (hosts provide FREE housing)
  • Farmstays (free housing is provided to guest in exchange for labor on a farm). 
Quick Tips 
  • Read reviews and compare prices before booking accommodations.   
  • If you feel uncomfortable sleeping in a hostel or Airbnb, book a hotel. This is your vacation (not mine). At the end of the day, you should be 100% comfortable with the location. 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/ditch-hotellodging-alternatives/

5. BAECATION 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/baecation-destinations-autumn/

I’ve connected with Amber through her Instagram and you should to! You can also reach her by emailing her at ambrrjones@gmail.com

Xoxo,

Amanda