Let’s Travel Baby! How to Travel Internationally on a Budget for the New or Seasoned Traveler

Are you itching to explore the world but convinced it’s beyond your budget, too daunting, or simply too perplexing to begin? If you’ve ever scrolled through envy-inducing Instagram or TikTok posts of influencers lounging in Thailand’s crystal-clear waters or sipping hot chocolate in Paris with impeccable timing, you’re not alone. The infamous “tiny cup and camera-ready smile” moment has given us all a case of international FOMO. We’ve all wondered, “Will it ever be my turn?” Whether spurred by social media, nostalgia, or a friend’s captivating tales of backpacking through Europe, we’ve all yearned to travel at some point. Despite the illusion of social media, many believe that travel is reserved for the affluent or those with endless hours to spare on lengthy transatlantic flights. Here’s the fantastic news—traveling has never been more accessible and affordable than it is now, and I’m here to guide the way. Drawing on my experiences, insights, and research, this book serves as your compass to navigate the financial, emotional, and mental aspects of global travel. Just five years ago, I was a cash-strapped 20-year-old college student dreaming of exploring the world. Today, I’ve visited 20 countries across five continents. Along the way, I made my fair share of rookie mistakes, but now, you can skip those missteps and embark on your journey faster. “Let’s Travel, Baby!” aims to get you exploring the world swiftly, inexpensively, safely, and efficiently. My first solo trip to Jamaica cost me only $500, including my airfare—no credit card debt or missed car payments. I’ve savored Belgian chocolate waffles in Brussels, soaked up the sun in Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands, and pedaled through the streets of London. It’s my job to show you how to turn these experiences into your reality. Bid farewell to student loans and wave goodbye to entry-level salaries; this book is your ticket. Your dreams are on the brink of becoming a reality, and with this guide, they’re closer than ever. Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a seasoned globetrotter seeking money-saving tips and efficiency hacks, I’m thrilled you’re here. You’ve got this, baby! Now, let’s travel.

Meet Catie the Traveler

Having been to over 20 countries in under five years, I learned a lot about traveling. I would get tons of questions on my social media asking how I was able to travel so frequently, so this led me to writing travel books to help someone like yourself travel the world.

Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?

Get ready for the out-of-the-ordinary adventure “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” Follow in the footsteps of Kevin Moore, an ordinary guy with an extraordinary spirit, as he embarks on a hilariously ill-prepared journey to conquer the rugged South Island section of New Zealand’s legendary Te Araroa Trail. With little more than a backpack full of worn-out equipment, a few party favours and a hearty dose of determination, he’s about to redefine what it means to take a walk on the wild side. In a world of meticulously planned treks and seasoned hikers, Kevin’s quest is refreshingly unconventional. Armed with his trusty companion “Richard,” a sense of humour and sheer audacity, he tackles this challenging trail with a “just wing it” attitude. The results? Equal parts comedy and inspiration. From bewildering encounters with native wildlife to side-splitting misadventures with the incredible people he meets along the way, Kevin’s journey is a laugh-out-loud rollercoaster ride through the unbelievably gorgeous landscapes of Aotearoa. But beneath the humour lies a deeper story of human resilience. The impulsive decision to undertake this gruelling 1304-kilometre journey was born from the sudden loss of his mother. The unwavering power of determination, the camaraderie forged with newfound friends, and the unexpected beauty of New Zealand’s untamed wilderness serve as guiding lights, leading Kevin through the long pathway of his grief. “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” is not just a travel memoir; it’s a testament to the enduring human spirit. Through Kevin’s escapades and mishaps, you’ll discover that sometimes, the most memorable journeys are the ones where you have no idea what you’re doing. You’ll be inspired to embrace spontaneity, break free from your comfort zone, and tackle life’s challenges head-on. Whether you’re an avid hiker, an armchair adventurer, or simply looking for a great read that will make you smile, “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” is the book you’ve been waiting for. It’s a hilarious, heartwarming, and unforgettable tale of one man’s audacious quest to conquer nature, himself, and the unknown. Join Kevin as he blazes through New Zealand’s long-distance trail, one misstep at a time, and discover that sometimes, the best adventures happen when you have no clue what you are doing. Grab your copy today, and get ready to laugh, cheer, and be inspired by “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?”

Meet Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore, an acclaimed author, has accomplished the remarkable feat of catapulting his debut novel to the coveted #1 bestseller position. His unique writing style has garnered resounding praise from enthusiasts of adventure travel. Hailing from the tightly-knit farming community of Chatham, Ontario, Kevin Moore has always been an individual who dances to the rhythm of his own drumbeat. Fearlessly authentic, he consistently embraces the road less travelled, seizing every opportunity for adventure that life offers. Beyond his insatiable wanderlust, Kevin’s interests span a wide spectrum, including a passion for extreme sports, a profound love for music in all its forms, culinary exploration in both cooking and eating and, most importantly, sharing contagious laughter with those around him. Kevin embarked on his first extraordinary journey in 2009, spurred by an unexpected and life-altering event. This pivotal moment led him to the picturesque west coast of Canada, where he dedicated himself to diligently working for the 2010 Olympics in Whistler. This incredible opportunity introduced him to a diverse array of people from around the globe, further igniting his already fervent passion for exploration and discovery. Since then, Kevin’s wanderlust has taken him to captivating destinations, including Nepal, India, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, the United States, and extensive explorations throughout Canada. You can often find Kevin residing in the wilds of the Yukon Territory or traversing the country in a van, seeking new adventures with each passing day. “One World! One Family! One Love!”

Finding Anna

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– An Amazon Best seller
– 5 Star Review from “Readers’ Favorite”

Finding Anna- A True Story

A young man seeking to unravel his past travels throughout the world in search of Anna. The story begins in a hotel in Germany and curiously, the travels lead to one destination: to the very heart of the traveler. Finding Anna:is an interesting and inspiring story that takes place in more than 25 countries

At thirty years old, Vineeth found that his life required examination if he was going to make it extraordinary. He realized that certain moments and the people in his life played pivotal roles in the making of the person that he had become. As he searched for a way to explore these connections, Finding Anna opened the door for him to a new world of constant searching for meaning, in a journey filled with reflection and excitement.

Finding Anna is a story of a simple man with a simple goal: to experience life and appreciate the little things. In this book, he shares the stops on his journey where he links his past to the present in a quest for his identity.

Readers will relate because there is an Anna in everyone’s life, and everyone has a story they want to share. Every story in a life is a journey because they are not the same person at the end of it as they were when it started.

Editorial Review

Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

Finding Anna: An Unusual Journey To Self-Discovery is a work of non-fiction written in the style of a memoir by author Vineeth Vijayghosh. The narrative recounts the epic journey of the author when, at age thirty, he realizes he would like to do more with his life and begins a vast series of travels in order to better understand his own identity. As experiences in other countries and meeting other people reflect him back to his own roots and the pivotal people in his life, so his consciousness grows. In a unique turn of events, the author recounts the many Annas he met in different countries, and how their stories changed him too.

Author Vineeth Vijayghosh presents a truly heartfelt and unique memoir that anyone on a journey of self-discovery will surely be able to relate to and treasure. As a traveler myself, I found it really wonderful to see the author visit places that I have also been to, and even more delightful to be introduced to vistas that I have yet to visit. The noticing of small details of culture and personality in other people’s lives is a true joy of travel, and the author brings that enthusiasm to life with a well-penned and highly relatable narrative style. The personal moments in the memoir are very evocative because we are able to form a deep connection, and the author is generous with details from his personal life and the formation of his own identity so that we may better understand ourselves. Overall, I would recommend Finding Anna: An Unusual Journey To Self-Discovery as an engrossing but also empowering and educational memoir for anyone who feels they have not yet discovered their true identity in this life.

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