5 Reasons to Visit Dominica This Year

Is the Caribbean on your bucket-list yet? It should be! See why Dominica is the perfect destination for adventurers on a budget.

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Dominica, the beautiful island of the Caribbean located between Martinique and Guadeloupe.  This gem of an island is not the average Caribbean affair: instead, it has become the ideal eco-tourism site for those who wish to spend some energy in the mountains and undeveloped nature.  When you wander the island, you are literally wandering through dense rainforest terrain, up and down mountains, and through volcanic territory.  This fascinating island is home to friendly people, stunning views, and budget adventures.  Check out our top reasons for visiting Dominica!

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The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Tenerife

How can you truly enjoy beautiful Tenerife? Read on to see all that this fantastic island has to offer and how to enjoy on the cheap!

If you’re looking for beautiful weather, sunny beaches, and fantastic adventures, then the Canary Islands are just waiting for you to come and explore!  These islands sit off the coast of Morocco but have kept their Spanish feel.   Although they stand out of the water in close proximity, each features very different landscapes and environments.  This beautiful travel destination is often overlooked, but is truly an adventurer’s paradise.

The day after we got married, Pep and I flew to Tenerife and spent our honeymoon on this fascinating and diverse island.  We got to experience a wonderful and adventure-filled island, enjoying the very different landscapes of the north and south sides.  Here’s how you can too! Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Tenerife”

5 Reasons to Visit New England This Fall

What’s the best way to enjoy the fall foliage, and all the other great activities that come this time of year? Read on to see!

With the autumn now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to think about visiting lovely New England.  Featuring a kaleidoscope of beautiful red and orange foliage, fantastic roads for driving to the mountains, and delicious fall-themed drinks, New England is the place to truly enjoy the fall.

Here are our top five reasons to travel to New England this fall, and also a list of some of the best places to see the fantastic autumn colors!

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Expectation vs. Reality: Paris

I dreamed of Paris as much as any travel lover does. See if Paris lived up to my expectations, and get some budget travel tips!

Paris truly does get a lot of hype, possibly more than any other city in the world.  It is absolutely one of the highest rated travel destinations in the world, and is on the bucket list of almost every world traveler.

Traveling to Paris is an adventure that every lover of culture and class feels they must experience in person, and until that moment they decorate their walls and hearts with pictures of the Eiffel Tower in spring, or the Seine River at sunset.  I describe what I experienced myself, as my expectations for visiting Paris only grew the more time I was away from it.  I felt as if it was calling to me from across the oceans, begging me to come and visit.

So what exactly did I expect from Paris, and how did the beautiful City of Light live up to everything I dreamed about it?  Let me explain.

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From a Reader to an Adventurer: My Path to Becoming a World Traveler

Want to know how I got my start on this life of adventure and travel? Find out how I bounced between the Caribbean, Western Europe, and how I ended up in Spain.

As my first post on this blog about world travel, I thought you might like to know a little about me and the story that I have now interwoven with that of my wonderful husband and travel partner, Pep.  Here on Piggy Bank Travels, I plan to document our adventures and provide meaningful and helpful advice for those trying to live a simple life of adventure like we do!

I have not always lived a life on the road, although it is something I have grown very fond of now.  After traveling so much in so few years, I’ve discovered that I can hardly sit still where I am.  I am always thinking about the next adventure, and I have dreams about packing all our things and leaving town in the middle of the night without a word.  This is not because I don’t like where I live (the south of Spain is quite lovely), but because my incessant need for adventure is like a hunger that is never satisfied.

So how did I come to this place in my life?  Let me share a little bit of my story, and how I came to be bitten by wanderlust.

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