On this episode of the Healthy Family Project Podcast, we’re joined by Lauren Gay to chat all things budget travel. Lauren is a travel writer, podcaster and social media influencer who is passionate about inspiring and empowering black women to step out of their comfort zones for new experiences in travel and adventure. She joined us to share tons of tips that make travel accessible for all budgets including how to save on airfare, take advantage of reward systems, and tips for working with travel agents.
Summer break is here and we could all use a vacation! Inflation is driving price increases in all industries especially travel, but there are lots of ways to save and still be able to enjoy a much-needed family getaway. We’re so excited to have Lauren Gay, creator of Misadventures of an Outdoorsy Diva Blog, join us to share all her top budget travel hacks.
With a little flexibility and planning, families can enjoy a variety of trips from exploring the national parks to embarking on international adventures. Lauren walked us through what type of trips are best for families looking to keep budget top of mind plus how to take advantage of reward systems to score free hotel nights or reduced airfare prices. All of these hacks add up to tons of savings & ensure you get the best bang for your buck! Tune in below to get all of Lauren’s trips and hear about her favorite trips to date!
About Our Guest, Lauren Gay
Lauren Gay is the creator of Misadventures of an Outdoorsy Diva Blog, host/producer of the award winning Adventure Is A Lifestyle Podcast, published photographer, speaker, consultant, on-air TV travel expert, and adventure coach. She is a travel writer and social media influencer who is passionate about inspiring and empowering black women to step out of their comfort zones for new experiences in travel and adventure and embracing nature as therapy. Lauren is also an empty nest mom and a dedicated long time advocate for racial diversity and inclusion in outdoor recreation and adventure travel and a founding member of the Black Travel Alliance.
Listen to Budget Travel Hacks
What We Cover:
Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See timestamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through to get all the great tips and tricks!
- 2:14 Get to know Lauren
- 4:22 Lauren’s favorite trip
- 7:38 What are some of the most affordable vacations for families?
- 10:32 Travel hacks most people overlook
- 14:12 How to find a travel agent?
- 19:04 What are some of the best ways to save on airfare?
- 25:42 Lauren’s top travel tip
- 32:24 What does a healthy family mean to you?
- Check out Lauren’s website, Outdoorsy Diva
- Follow Lauren on Instagram and Facebook
- Listen to Lauren’s Podcast
- New York Times – Feeling the Squeeze? How to Be a Thrifty Traveler as Prices Soar
- 10 Best U.S. National Parks
- Registered Dietitians Guide to Eating Healthy While Traveling
- Groupon Getaways
Other Podcast Episodes to Check Out:
- Episode 78: Tips From A Dietitian On How To Shop Healthy On A Budget
- Episode 68: Buying Organic – What you Need to Know
- Episode 66: Small Garden, Big Environmental Impact
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