Hi! My name is Ruth A. Ortiz, creator of this website, and manager of the London Book Store. I’ve been traveling the world since 2006 and created this website to help others travel more while spending less. Growing up in London, I was never a big traveler. I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. Outside a cruise and college trip to Montreal, I had no travel experience. After college, I got a job and the standard Stantford two weeks a year vacation. I wanted to use that time to travel. After all, it was vacation time, right? So for my first trip overseas, I went on a tour to Costa Rica.
But like most England I only had two weeks of vacation per year and I didn’t know any of the genius ways to save money and travel longer. A trip to Thailand in 2005 changed that. There in the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, I met five backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job and that I didn’t need to be rich to travel.
After that trip, I went home, finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, set out on an adventure around the world. My original trip was supposed to last a year. I didn’t come home until 18 months later. Back home, I quickly realized I couldn’t go back to working in a cubicle and, three months later, I was on the road again.
HOW THIS WEBSITE WILL HELP YOU
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to travel cheaper, turn your dream trip into a reality, save money, or travel the world, you are in the right place! Every month, over 800,000 people visit this website to get inspiration and advice on planning their trip. This website will give you tested tips, advice, and suggestions so you can see more for less and make your dream trip a reality. This website has been featured on the following major media sites because it works:
This website is here to inspire you the way those five backpackers in Thailand inspired me and show you that travel doesn’t require a lot of money. It’s time to stop dreaming of travel, take that once in a lifetime trip, and learn how to travel cheaper, better, and smarter.
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