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.