Paris, November 2018

Paris, November 2018

It all started when...

I'm Vikkie. I'm from Southern Virginia and live in Washington, D.C.

I started this back in 2017 to demystify what it means to travel. The first – and usually only – question people ask me is "how?" How do I travel extensively with bills, student loans, a dog, and a full-time, demanding job?

How am I living what some would call "the dream?" 

I was a junior in college the first time I took my first flight. My first flight was to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2014 – one day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. I hyperventilated in my seat as the plane got into air, but the feeling of landing in another place and experiencing another country outweighed my fear.

Traveling became essential to my life on Christmas Day 2014 when I came across a remarkably cheap "glitch fare" ticket to Abu Dhabi for $265. 

That trip opened the world to me, and taught me that traveling neither has to be expensive or out of reach. I’ve done my research, and now I want to share what I've learned about traveling with you.

Beyond the cheap flight deals and travel hacks you’ll get from me, I hope this inspires you to take risks, be bold and do what you love. I hope this blog simplifies traveling and makes it feel accessible and inclusive to you.