About Kate


My name is Katie, and yes I write about traveling, but a touch more non-traditionally than some of the others. I won't regurgitate a list to you about the best places to drink wine or the cultural traditions of a place I have never been to. I only want to bring you the real deals and experiences from one consistently-next-to-broke person to another.
My best girl, my niece Penelope.

My husband told me once that I hated all of my past jobs because I couldn't be the boss of those situations. I think in the moment he was mocking me, but he had a point. I am the type of person who doesn't follow the traditional rules. I learn the rules so I can teach myself how to bend them into something I see more fit for my sense of freedom and goals (and pocketbook). I ask "How can I mold this set of guidelines to work out best for me?" So, as a person who threw away the rule book in, probably, middle school, allow me to openly discuss my journey with you in the only way I know how- sassy and inexpensive.

I've planned all of my vacations for weeks before going. I once found a Celebration (Orlando) hotel near Disney World for $36 a night! I put in the research, I dig around for coupons and deals, and I talk. A lot. It's exhausting sometimes. So, with all the love of a great deal, I am starting to track my own adventures in the hope that it can provide even one person some ease in their travels plans. I'm not a luxury brand type of girl and I don't pretend to be. I learned from my mama to always get the best deal, and now I'm putting my lifelong lessons into the greatest adventures I can muster and writing it all down.
At Efteling in Holland
My goal is to help provide honest feedback, explore more and eat as many desserts as possible. I hope you will join me as we hunt for deals to the places we never thought we'd see.