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  • Moving Abroad: Your Comprehensive Budget Checklist

    Moving Abroad: Your Comprehensive Budget Checklist

    Moving abroad can be an exciting adventure filled with new experiences and opportunities… if you budget appropriately! Let me tell you, this isn’t cheap. Whether relocating for work, study, or just for the thrill of experiencing a new culture, carefully planning your budget is important. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to…

  • This is Cooler Than the Benagil Caves in Algarve, Portugal

    This is Cooler Than the Benagil Caves in Algarve, Portugal

    Seeing the Benagil Caves in Algarve, Portugal, is in the top 10 on my list of favorite vacations. But I’ll keep it short and sweet – While the caves were breathtaking, It’s not the only thing that’s gorgeous about the region. I’m genuinely confused as to why it’s not on…

  • Why This Satin-Lined Hat is Perfect for Black Girls Who Travel

    Why This Satin-Lined Hat is Perfect for Black Girls Who Travel

    Calling all Black girls who travel (ahem!!). If this is you, you’re in for a treat! We’ve got a game-changer for you – the Grace Eleyae Satin Lined Hat. No matter where your travels take you in 2024, this hat should be in your purse. Let us tell you why…

  • Advice From a Black Girl Who Travels: Stares and Photo Requests

    Advice From a Black Girl Who Travels: Stares and Photo Requests

    “Is everyone staring at me?” If you’re a Black girl traveling, Yeah, they probably are. Let’s face it – traveling comes with the reality that you may be the only person within miles to look like you. It’s important to be prepared for unique cultural experiences, especially when you stand…

  • 5 Ways to Travel Sustainably

    5 Ways to Travel Sustainably

    So maybe you’re not the type to ban single-use plastics, but you still care about the planet, right? As the world becomes increasingly more worried about the impending doom of the climate crisis (yeah – I totally sleep well at night), it’s essential to consider the impact of your boppin…

  • When to Buy Cheap Flights? It’s Not on Black Friday

    When to Buy Cheap Flights? It’s Not on Black Friday

    Black Friday seems like the perfect time to score some incredible travel deals without emptying the purse… But did you know there’s an even better deal for travel? And no, we’re not talking about you, Cyber Monday. Let’s talk about 8 insider tips and tricks you need to know about…

  • Alone for the Holidays: Living Abroad and Away from Family

    Alone for the Holidays: Living Abroad and Away from Family

    Spending the holidays away from your family can be emotionally challenging. Being abroad and away from family during this special time of the year can trigger feelings of loneliness and homesickness, especially if you’re alone for the Holidays. However, with some mindful strategies, you can make the most of the…

  • The 10 Best Travel Souvenir Ideas

    The 10 Best Travel Souvenir Ideas

    In a digital world, how do you capture the essence of your journey in a tangible way? Also, aren’t the regular travel souvenirs a bit… errmm.. kitschy? This collection of creative travel souvenirs go beyond the cheugy, to help your memories stay sharp long after your jet lag subsides.

  • Travel Budget Planner Template & Tips

    Travel Budget Planner Template & Tips

    If you’ve found yourself daydreaming about your dream trip, only to be hit with the reality check of your purse… you’re in the right place. If there’s one thing, no one talks about when they travel… it’s a BUDGET. Over here at Travel Nitty Gritty, we ball on a budget.…

  • 5 Essential Questions for Planning a Group Trip to Set Expectations

    5 Essential Questions for Planning a Group Trip to Set Expectations

    Planning a group trip can be super fun, but it’s important to set some ground rules to make sure everyone has a great time. People have different travel styles, interests, and budgets, so asking the right questions before you plan your group trip is crucial. These five important questions help…