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5 Easy Tips to Save More Money Today to Travel More This Year!

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5 Easy Tips to Save More Money Today to Travel More This Year!

Let’s get you saving more money today to travel more this year!

5 Ways to Save More Money to Travel More. NuventureTravels.com

Here are five tiny saving habits we used to build up $62,000 to pay off debt and go travel the world.

For 18 months, we saved half of our income to pay off $16K in debt, save a $15K emergency fund, and build up $31K to travel the world with, all while only making $80K/year. Since 2014, we’ve had world-wide #nuventures campervanning New Zealand and Scandinavia, backpacking Southeast Asia and Europe, and RVing the USA and Canada. Our dream of long-term travel became reality by practicing savings habits like the five we list below. We believe your travel dreams can come true, too!

Which savings habit do you want to try today?



5 Tips to Save Money Today to Travel More This Year!



1. MAKE COFFEE AT HOME.

Savings per year: $960

The day after we got back from our honeymoon, Adam a CPA, sat us down to figure out our budget. We decided to only get $20 a month for each of us to spend personally. With that small budget for myself, I had to curb my $4 daily morning runs to the coffee shop. Pretty quickly, I learned by just transitioning to making a cup of coffee at home every morning saved us $20 a week, $80 a month, and $960 a year! Almost $1,000 savings just with coffee!

Where could you travel with $1,000 this year? This is a small start that can make a huge difference in the long run!

2. PACK YOUR LUNCH.

Savings per year: $2,900

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I also needed to change my habit of eating out at lunch with only having $20 a month to spend for myself. I didn’t realize it, but before marrying Adam, I would consistently wake up late and not have enough time to pack my lunch. I’d go to the café next door to my office for lunch and get a salad. Every time I did this, it was between $8 and $12 depending on if I’d get an afternoon coffee with it. Spending $12 a day on lunch, meant I spent $60 a week, and $240 a month! That’s adds up to almost $2,900 a year! What traveling could you do with $2,900 extra this year?

To change my habits, I learned to either pack my lunch the night before or wake up early to have time to make my lunch in the morning. Remember, you don’t have to pack your lunch every day. It’s fun to go out with coworkers sometimes. What if you just made a small change two days a week. You’ll still be saving money. This is an easy way to do it!



3. SHARE MEALS AT RESTAURANTS.

Savings per year: $960

5 Proven Tips to Save More to Travel More. NuventureTravels.com

We started this habit to save money and we noticed it kept our waistlines in check, too. Have you ever noticed you always eat way too much when you go out to eat? And you leave feeling stuffed and uncomfortable? We decided to start sharing our meals and we realized we stopped overeating when going out. By sharing, we save about $20 on each bill. We go out at least once a week, so $20 savings a week is $80 a month, and again another $960 a year!

Realistically, this habit can provide challenges. As a couple or if you’re with your friends, you have to agree on the same meal together. If you have a hard time agreeing all the time, you can take turns on who chooses the meal each time you go out. Also, at the beginning we were worried about still being hungry if we shared an entree. To stick to sharing, we always say that if one entree's not enough to fill us up, we can order something else. In the many years of practicing this, there’s only been a few occasions where we’ve ordered a second dish.



4. UNPLUG AND TURN OFF ELECTRONICS YOU’RE NOT USING.

Savings per powerbill: 5- 10%

We took this advice from our utility company and we try to be diligent about this. When we’re not in a room or using something, we turn off and unplug everything from the lights, the television, to chargers for our devices. We even unplug the microwave, hairdryer, coffee maker, curling iron, clothes iron, and washer and dryer when we're not using them. When these items are plugged in but not being used, they still use electricity. Why pay for the electricity when you’re not using it?



5. MAKE A GAME OF SPENDING $0 A DAY.

This trick comes from Round the World Couple. It’s brilliant! One way they saved for their world travels was to make a game out of saving money. They challenged themselves to days where they spent $0. We’ve tried it and it’s a fun challenge! It’ll get your creative juices going with figuring out fun and free things to do like going for a hike or getting creative with the food you already have in your cabinets and even taking it somewhere for a fun picnic!



WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT TO TRY TODAY?

Give one of these five ideas a try today! Each one of these is a tiny change you can make in your daily and weekly routine to save a bit of money to put towards more travels. If saving feels good, keep the habit going to save even more money to travel more!



5 Tips to Save Money Today to Travel More. Lindsey and Adam Nubern. NuventureTravels.com

If you’re looking for accountability to try these habits, please connect with us on email, Instagram, or Facebook. We’re cheering you on!

By practicing these habits, you’re on your way to save more money for more travel this year. You got this!

-Lindsey & Adam Nubern


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12 Tips to Pack Light & Minimal in a Carry On Bag (for a Weekend or Round the World Trip)

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12 Tips to Pack Light & Minimal in a Carry On Bag (for a Weekend or Round the World Trip)

Tired of lugging around too much on each trip? Whether you’re heading out on a weekend trip or packing for your round the world trip, here’s 12 tips we’ve learned and use when packing.

We used all of these tips when packing for our two year round the world trip in a carry on bag. These tips saved our backs and made travel days more enjoyable with less stuff!

12 Tips to Pack a Carry on Bag

for a Weekend or Round the World Trip

1. Choose a Small Piece of Carry on Luggage

First, set yourself up for success in packing less by choosing a small carry on bag whether it’s a rolly bag or backpack. (You can see what we used here and each of our packing lists: Lindsey’s for women & Adam’s for men).

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You'll fill whatever bag you choose, so choose a small carry on. We like to only pack and take carry on bags so we save time and money throughout our flight by not having to check a bag and not having to wait at the luggage carrousel. We also choose carry on bags so we're not at risk of losing our luggage! We've heard horror stories...

2. Pack Clothes to Layer for all temperatures

This is a big one especially when you're going somewhere that's hot during the day and cold at night, like Colorado. My layering goes: a light rain jacket, over a fleece or long sleeve, over a short sleeve or tank top. I always pack one light rain jacket (for rainy days, cool nights, restaurants, and for on the plane), a fleece to have some cozy warmth if needed, and a couple t-shirts and tank tops for summer days.

3. Pack Clothing that Can be Mixed & Matched

Pack tops and bottoms that can be re-worn and mixed and matched amongst each other. I tend to pack neutral white, navy, and black tops with jeans, jean shorts, and green shorts. Everything’s neutral and I can mix and match the tops and bottoms together.

4. Try Everything On

This was one of the best pieces of advice I received to help me minimize my packing. Take the time to try all your clothes on before you head out and make sure everything matches so you can rewear and mix and match your clothes. This will help you put aside really unique items you may not need or will wear a lot.

5. Plan for Laundry

If you're traveling over a week, plan to do laundry. This will help you pack less tops and bottoms. You may have a laundry room accessible to you on your trip, or you can do laundry in the sink. You can use soap or water or we really like Tide travel sink packets.

Pack Clothes that can Be Washed in One Load

Who wants to spend time doing a laundry when you’re in an exciting new place? Not us! Make sure you pack clothes that can be washed in one load together. This will save you time and money only doing one load versus several.

Don’t Pack or Buy Red Clothes

We’ve made this mistake by putting red in with our other clothes and everything coming out pink! Adam bought red Thai pants when we were in Thailand and they tinted all of our lighter clothes pink. If red’s your power color, then pack loads of red. If it’s not, we recommend leaving red clothing at home.

6. Roll or MariKondo Fold Your Clothes

Roll your clothes like a taco or fold MariKondo style. I used to only roll my clothes, but now I prefer MariKondo's folding techniques so I see everything I have when I open my bag and I'm not making a big mess pulling out my clothes while I search for a specific item.

If you have nice clothes for a wedding or cruise that you don't want to roll or fold into a tiny square, carefully fold them like an official letter in plastic from the dry cleaners and place them on top of all your other gear. I recently did this on our trip to Jamaica for a friend’s wedding. 

7. Use Plastic Bags as Compartments

If you’re using a backpack, use plastic bags to help compartmentalize your gear and clothing.

When we traveled around the world with backpacks, we tried to be strategic in our storage system. We used gallon size ziploc bags and vacuum storage bags to store all of our clothes and gear. With a backpack, you’re consistently pulling everything out, so it's nice to have compartments to pull out all your shirts at once without sending your underwear flying for everyone to see. And, we learned having fewer storage compartments is easier than a lot of little ones as you unload your backpack to find something. Also having clear, see-through bags is nice so you can see what you’re trying to find.

8. Pack a Reusable Water Bottle

12 Tips to Pack Lighter in Carry On Bag for Weekend or Round the World Trip. NuventureTravels.com

This saves the planet and money! Pack a reusable water bottle to have extra water on your flights and to save money and plastic from continuously buying plastic water bottles.

9. Wear the Bulkiest Items to the Airport

To save even more space in your bag, wear your bulkiest shoes, pants, jacket, and top to the airport so the smaller items are in your bag.

10. Prepare for the Security Line

Prepare for the moment of going through security where you have to undress and unpack your bag just to repack it. Remember to wear socks with your shoes. Also, pack your computer, ipad, snacks, and any liquid toiletries that are easily accessible and you don’t have to move other stuff around.

11. Don’t Pack toiletries (or Only Pack the Essentials)

To save even more space, only pack the essential toiletries you’ll need. Or, don’t pack them at all and get them when you arrive at your destination. We have friends that do this.

12. Carry Your Own Devices

When we set out to travel the world and wanted to pack light for our trip, we thought we could share a computer and ipad. However, now after our experience, we recommend to all couples taking off to travel the world to each carry your own laptop and devices. Adam and I are both more efficient working and searching for hotels on a laptop than on an ipad. We would argue about who would get the laptop first, how long they’d been using it, and we ended up staying at coffee shops longer than you’d want in a cool new place.

We bought a second laptop in Malaysia and it made a world of difference to our efficiency deciding on travel logistics and for our marriage! If you are a couple it’s good to have your own stuff and do things on your own. Here’s 5 Reasons It’s Okay to Take a Break from Your Travel Partner & Explore Solo that we’ve learned from our travels.


We hope these tips make packing easier and lighter so your travel days are more enjoyable instead of spent sweaty and stressed!


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Men's Around-the-World Minimal Packing List

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Men's Around-the-World Minimal Packing List

How do you pack to travel the world for several months and lots of different climates?

When I was packing to travel the world with my wife, Lindsey (see her packing list here), I wanted things to be as simple and minimal as possible. I didn’t want to spend extra money on anything I didn’t need, like fancy packing cubes. I found that ziploc gallon bags and storage bags did a great job compartmentalizing my gear.

I wanted to put my money toward espresso in Italy and pad thai in Thailand, so I used gear I already had including our camping gear and my clothes.

So, with those things in mind, my packing list isn't the lightest and it isn't the most technical. It’s the gear and clothes I had that I packed.

I used this packing list for 2 years to travel to over 19 countries with my wife Lindsey.   

Use this is a guide to jump start your packing list.

 This packing list will guide you in packing for:

  • Carry-on luggage only

  • All weather- hot and cold you may encounter

  • Covering you for many months and years

A note about my list: I've included affiliate links to share the gear I used on our trip if you want to get what I used. By purchasing your gear through these links, you're supporting us. Thank you!


MEN'S MINIMAL PACKING LIST

FOR ROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP

LUGGAGE

1: 40L Backpack

CLOTHING

Mens Round the World Minimal Packing List. NuventureTravels.com

1: lightweight hooded rain jacket

1: long sleeve

3: t-shirts

1: zip off pants

1: gym shorts

1: swimming trunks

1: pair of boxers

1: Exofficio boxers

2: Under Armour tights

1: pair of Hincapie merino wool socks

1: pair of Wigwam socks

1: bandana

1: Buff

1: skully cap

1: hat

1: belt

1: gloves


SHOES

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1: Brooks tennis shoes

1: flip flops


NECESSITIES

1: eyeglasses

1: years worth of contact lenses

5: pairs of ear plugs

OUTDOOR GEAR

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1: Camelbak water reservoir

1: Big Agnes inflatable sleeping pad

1: Black Diamond headlamp

1: camping burner

1: lighter

1: bit of duct tape

1: Sawyer water filter

1: camping bowl

1: Sea to Summit spork

Lindsey and I share the load of our outdoor gear. Check her list for more outdoor gear we carry here.

ELECTRONICS

1: cell phone

1: cell phone charger

1: portable charger

1: laptop

1: laptop charger

1: ipad

1: outlet adapter for all countries

EXTRAS

1: sunglasses

1: quick dry towel

2: extra batteries

1: Chico collapsable day pack


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Women's Around-the-World Minimal Packing List

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Women's Around-the-World Minimal Packing List

Kepler Great Walk, New Zealand

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Dread packing? Me too! It's overwhelming!

How do you pack for a round-the-world trip?

My husband Adam (you can see his packing list here) and I were midst preparing to leave it all and travel the world for two years. We had a general idea of where we wanted to go, but no set plans. What kind of clothes would I need? What kind of weather were we getting ourselves into? I had to be prepared for everything.

With some good music and time in front of my closet, I made one decision at a time.

I traveled for 2 years with this packing list below to over 19 countries.  

If I can do it, you can too! Use my list below as a guide. You got this, lady!:)

 This packing list will guide you in packing for:

  • Carry-on luggage only

  • All weather- hot and cold you may encounter

  • Covering you for many months and years!

Women's Packing List for Around the World Trip. NuventureTravels.com
Female Packing List for Around the World Trip. NuventureTravels.com
Packing List for Females Around the World Trip. NuventureTravels.com

A note about my list: On this trip, Adam and I focused on camping, backpacking trips, and hiking. I decided hiking pants were more of a necessity than jeans. I also packed more workout style clothes than casual clothes. If this isn't your style, that's okay! Use my list as a guide to help you with your packing. I also used my own list for our four months in Europe with a carry on.

I've also included affiliate links to share the gear I love. By purchasing your gear through these links, you're supporting us. Thank you!


WOMEN'S MINIMAL PACKING LIST

FOR ROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP

LUGGAGE

1: 40L GoLite Backpack

*MY EXPERIENCE:

We used a 40L backpack because we had a lot of camping gear we took with us. If I were to do this again, I would skip packing the camping gear (if you need a tent, you can rent one) and I’d pack a 30L backpack. We took backpacks for back packing trips out in the wilderness and also a lot of blogs said it’s easier to have in your lap on packed buses. For me, I disagree. Now, if we’re not planning to go backpacking in the back country, I always take my carry on rolly bag. With a backpack, you tend to heft your pack on and off your back a lot and I prefer saving my back and using the rolly bag now.

CLOTHING

Tops

1: light rain jacket with hood

1: HH fleece pullover

1: long sleeve

2: casual t-shirts

3: tank tops

1: work out t-shirt

*MY EXPERIENCE:

I used the “layering” technique. I was ready for hot muggy weather with 3 tank tops. I was also ready for cold weather and I could layer a tank top with a long sleeve, with the fleece pullover, with the rain jacket. The fleece keeps you warm and the rain jacket is the wind breaker and protects you from the water. If you need anything more, you can always buy it wherever you are, like gloves, hat or scarf. I bought my gloves, hat, and scarf in rainy and cold Denmark.

Bottoms

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1: pair hiking pants

1: pair yoga capris

2: casual shorts

2: work out shorts

*MY EXPERIENCE:

This set-up of bottoms worked really well for me. In cold places (like New Zealand), I used the yoga pants as extra warmth under my pants. But, they weren’t really necessary (especially in humid Southeast Asia) so I gave away my pair of yoga pants along the way.

Unders

1: bra

2: pairs of underwear

2: pairs socks

2: sports bras

1: pair of wool Smartwool socks

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Again, this set up worked really well for me. Underwear is the fastest and easiest clothing to clean in a bathroom sink with soap and water and then hang dry. I did this whenever needed. We were gifted these Tide travel sink packets to wash your clothes in the sink and these were awesome, too. Also, two pairs of socks worked well for me because they were really just for working out in hot places. I love my pair of socks because I’ve had them for three years and have never gotten holes in them!

Accessories

1: Buff (headband/hat/neckguard)

1: pair wool gloves

1: swim suit

2: sarongs (you can get these along the way)

2: scarves

*MY EXPERIENCE:

The Buff: My buff is my favorite piece of gear because you can use it in hot and cold weather in so many ways! It’s a long column of stretchy material that you can wear: 1. As a headband. 2. As an ear warmer on cold days, 3. As a sun block for your neck on hikes, 4. As a hat in cold weather by tying the end to cover your head. 5. As an arm sweat band. and 6. As a rag for unexpected happenings. It’s awesome, and packs light and small!

Sarongs: Sarongs are awesome to have. You can get these along your journey for less than $5 each. And, they can be used in so many ways: 1. Skirt or dress for fashion, 2. To cover your shoulders or knees at temples, 3. Bathing suit cover up, 4. Scarf for warmth, 5. Practical souvenir to remember your trip with.

SHOES

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1: pair of Chacos

1: pair of Montrail trail running sneakers

1: Road ID Shoe ID

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Shoes were so hard to decide on! But, they are heavy and take up a lot of space. I dwindled my options down to a pair of Chacos and a pair of trail running shoes.

Chacos: I chose Chacos because I could use them for several purposes: 1. Everyday wear, 2. In spontaneous water outings in rivers, oceans or streams, and 3. In public showers at campsites.

Trail Running Shoes: I chose trail running shoes because they would also cover me for several purposes: 1. work outs, 2. hiking shoes with more traction than running shoes, and 3. Warm shoes in cold weather with socks on. The traction on my Montrail’s saved my life on the Kalalau Trail in Kauai during a storm!

Road ID Shoe ID: This is a must have for safety precautions. We each got an ID with our emergency contact info engraved on them that Velcrove’s to our shoes, so if anything happened to us, when someone found us, they had our emergency contact information available on our shoes.

JEWELRY

1: Qalo wedding ring

1: watch

1: pair of earrings

1: necklace

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Qalo ring: I left my wedding ring at home with my parents, because I didn’t know where we were going and I didn’t want to bring any unnecessary attention to myself. Also, I didn’t want to worry about my ring while we were abroad. I really like the Qalo one. However, sometimes if I wear it without taking it off it makes my skin peel underneath. I found a cheap one on our travels at the Acropolis in Greece. This can be a fun treasure hunt for you on your travels, too! Find a new travel ring you love:)

Watch: I chose to bring a watch for the sole purpose of knowing the time and having a morning alarm for early flight wake-ups without relying on my cell phone power. Our phones spend a lot of time being on airplane mode or off to conserve battery power.

Earrings and Necklace: I chose one pair of earrings and a delicate necklace that would match every outfit. Along our travels, I got tired of them, so I traded them out for new finds:)

MAKE UP

1: stick of mascara

1: eyeliner

1: blush

1: concealer

*MY EXPERIENCE

This is all I carried. In hot humid places, you don’t want to wear much make up anyway. If I needed more, I went shopping. Shopping for makeup in other countries is a cultural experience in itself seeing what other women wear and how they shop around the world:)

NECESSITIES

1: towel

1: lotion

1: face lotion with sunscreen

1: chapstick

1: retainer (you know I work that retainer!)

1: toothbrush

1: toothpaste

1: floss

1: pair of glasses

1: year's worth of contacts

1: bottle of contact solution

1: contact lens holder

1: bottle of ibuprofen

1: hair brush

1: stick of deodorant

1: travel shampoo

1: razor

3: hair bands

6: bobby pins

1: tweezer

1: cosmetic scissors

1: nail clippers

q-tips

contraception

feminine hygiene items

ELECTRONICS

1: cell phone

1: cell phone charger

1: portable charger

1: laptop

1: laptop charger

1: outlet adapter for all countries

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Portable charger: It’s really important to carry an extra cell phone charger with you. Your cell phone always dies when you need to figure out how to get home for the night! Having an extra charger on you can be a life saver!

Adapter: We each carried an international adapter that can change the type of plugs you plug into with each country. This is important to have!

Laptop: If you’re in a couple, we recommend each having your own laptop. Adam and I attempted to share one laptop and the other person could use the ipad. This was a good idea in theory but not in reality. We both work way faster and are more efficient on a laptop than ipad. We’d argue who would use the laptop first and for how long. And, we’d also stay longer at coffee shops because we took turns with the computer. We finally bought another laptop in Malaysia and it made a huge difference for our marriage, our efficiency on projects, and minimizing our time in coffee shops.

EXTRAS

1: book

1: journal for memories

1: pen

1: sunglasses

1: small/foldable purse

1: 501 Questions: A Travel Game

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Purse: I found a cross strap purse that had everything I needed: 1. A cross strap so someone couldn’t easily yank it from me. 2. It had interior pockets I could stash my passport and money in if needed. 3. It could fold flat or be rolled into my luggage. 4. It could fit my DSLR camera and lenses for a day trip out.

Book: I’m a paper book girl. Lots of hotels and hostels have lots of book options to trade in your read book for a new one. I didn’t want a Kindle to worry about one more thing to keep charged.

501 Questions: A Travel Game: This is our new game we wrote and published that includes over 500 awesome conversation starters. We realized on our travels we’d turn to scrolling our devices during down times. However, the richest moments and memories we have from our travels are when we talk to each other and the new people we meet and have meaningful conversations. Our book is compact and light to carry with you on every adventure (or you can get it on Kindle) so you always have fun questions to spark fun new conversations with your travel pals. You can get it in Kindle and paperback on Amazon here. Thank you for supporting us!

Documents

1: official marriage license

1: passport

1: copy of our passports

1: list of emergency contacts

1: shot/vaccination documentation

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Marriage License: Adam and I had just gotten married a year before so I took our marriage license just in case I forgot to change my name on a credit card or something I forgot about. We never needed it, but I took it just to make sure.

OUTDOOR GEAR

1: Kelty 2 man tent

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1: Thermarest sleeping pad

1: silk liner

1: inflatable pillow

1: headlamp

1: spork

1: camelback water bladder

1: roll toilet paper (does come in handy!)

*Adam carried more of our outdoor gear. Check out his packing list for more camping gear we packed.

*MY EXPERIENCE:

Tent, Sleeping Pad, Pillow: We took camping gear thinking we’d do a lot of backpacking trips. We did, however, in our year of traveling abroad, we spent way more nights in hotels, hostels, and our campervan in New Zealand. If I were to pack again, I’d leave the tent, sleeping pad, inflate-able pillow, and water bladder at home. You can rent or buy a tent and sleeping pad and sleeping bag if you need to (we bought sleeping bags in New Zealand for some camping trips). And for water for hiking trips, you can pack a big water bottle.

Silk Liner, Headlamp, Spork, Toilet Paper: I think everyone should carry the: 1. Silk Liner, Headlamp, Spork, and toilet paper with you. Headlamp: Good to have if the power goes out where you’re staying. Spork: For a spontaneous snack! Toilet paper: Some bathrooms do not have toilet paper in Southeast Asia. Silk Liner: Protection from questionable sheets or overnight ferry sleeping situations.


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WANT FUN CONVERSATION STARTERS FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP?

Get our new game 501 Questions: A Travel Game!

We realized we were turning to scrolling our phones during the down times of travel, but the richest memories are when we turn to each other and have meaningful conversations! So, here’s 500 fun conversation starters we wrote for you and your travel pals to create new memories together on your trip whether you’re waiting forever in airport security or chilling at the beach! Get it on Kindle or paperback on Amazon here.

“This is gold! It transforms conversations into something with more meaning, more intention!”

-Joy Morehead, @More_Ahead

 
 

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