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May 27, 2015

Jackie Laulalein is a blogger at the Budget Minded Traveller, the host of the Budget Minded Traveller podcast. She is also the author of The Aspiring Traveler’s Handbook: A preparation guide to international travel which is a handbook for those wanting to get started with travel. She fell in love with being abroad ever since doing a study abroad in Costa Rica in 2003. She has been travelling ever 6 months or so since then by mastering the art of traveling and living on a budget, which is what allows her to continue on this path of consistent travel. Her work is to inspire and equip other Americans to get into the world of travel in a realistic, affordable, and most of all rewarding way.

In this episode we talk about how she got started in travel due to her love of Spanish and how when she got back from her study abroad in Costa Rica she was a different person. This was so influential to her that she would then earn money only to travel. Then with all this experience, people came to her for advice and she later started blogging to give advice to more people. She gives advice for the long term travellers, solo travellers, and women travellers as well. She teaches preparedness so therefore when she shares her worst experience while travelling it is extremely lame. Finally she says that travel can give you a life and help you get outside your comfort zone, in her case she found her calling. 

Her joke: "Why didn’t the seagull wanna fly over the bay? Because then it would be a bagel"