Hi! I’m Laura – down to earth and incredibly normal but with a big travel addiction…
But unfortunately a not-so-big travel budget!
Does this sound like you? Fear not! Escapes Etc is here to show how everyone can travel and you don’t need a tonne of money for it.
How do I know this?
From staycations to round the world trips, I have seen over 25 countries. I have travelled for 8 months and at the opposite end, I have visited places for 24 hours. I saved to go travelling by working in a supermarket and since I returned I have dumped myself into office jobs. But these have allowed me to again save up and head off to Australia on a working holiday visa! As I’m sure you can tell the calibre of my jobs, I’m not exactly swimming in money, but still, I am able to choose to travel when I want to.
My travel addiction was routed into me from a young age when I first went to visit family in the US at the tiny age of 2. From then on, I think every year I went on family holidays abroad and closer to home in the UK.
Then I found myself to be 21, finishing university and wondering what the hell I was gonna do with myself. So like many other newly graduated lost puppy students, I grabbed my friend, bought a backpack and went on my merry way around the world.
Ever since this trip I just can’t shake travelling out my system, which is why I’ve gone to Australia for a working holiday. Travel is what pushes my buttons, and spending time working in low-paying office jobs, some with bars on the windows (not even kidding here) has seriously made me re-evaluate what I want to do. Life is bloody short, so if I wanna travel, I’m gonna travel! So, thank you crappy office jobs for this!
I’ve come to realise that other than travelling, I don’t really know what I like, so I just figured, hey, why not stick with that then! It’s uncomplicated and oh-so-simple, but why shouldn’t it be? I prioritise travel and make it happen- and that’s the basis of all my trips!
And so Escapes Etc came about, to show that travel isn’t complicated, can be done on a modest budget and is 100% for everyone!
The mission of Escapes Etc is simple – to provide relatable, down to earth, handy guides to help you plan your trips and travels. It’s a place for the perfect medium of affordability through finding value. When I travel, I don’t have a tonne of money but I don’t travel on thin air either. Escapes Etc is a bargain-hunting, comfort-keeping information filled zone to inspire you to adventure out across the world.
My budget friendly Aussie adventures so far:
And some budget guides from the rest of the world…
From waterfalls in the Philippines, Northern Lights in Iceland and sleeping on the beach in Samoa, I have been lucky enough to visit over 20 countries and I don’t intend to stop. Here are some of my budget guides for my favourite destinations:
Got a question for me? Drop me an email – I’d love to hear from you!