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How I Saved $70 a Month on My Cell Phone Bill with Republic Wireless!

In Debt, Debt-Free Living, Finance, Frugal Living, Money, Personal Finance, Savings, Student Loans by Katelyn4 Comments

One day this past Fall I woke and realized at age 26 I needed to get my life together financially if I wanted to pursue both my passion of travel and also return back to graduate school for my PhD studies. I’ve never been bad with budgeting and finance, but I’ve never been extremely good either. Back in October I …

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Day 4: Welcome to San Pedro, Belize

In Belize, Central America, Travel by Katelyn3 Comments

Lindsay and I woke up in our Belize City Hostel, the Sea Breeze Guesthouse, after a solid night of sleep. I actually woke up about an hour earlier than Lindsay and wrote in my travel journal on our balcony. Our balcony shared a door with our next door neighbor. He came out and we chatted a bit. He’s from Los …

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Cave Tubing in Belize

In Adventure, Belize, Central America, Travel by Katelyn4 Comments

Lindsay and I are both budget travelers and thus spent countless hours discussing activities and budget over the phone and Skype. We both agreed that we were willing to spend a little more for the opportunity to go cave tubing in Belize. And I must say, it was my favorite activity out of the whole trip! There are plenty of …

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Day 3: Tikal, Guatemala to Belize City

In Belize, Guatemala, Travel by Katelyn4 Comments

My alarm went off at 3:40am to prepare for the sunrise tour of Tikal that left our hotel, the Tikal Inn, at 4:00am. However, when I rolled over to shut off my alarm, I realized that it was pouring buckets out. I got up and put my contacts in while Lindsay’s alarm went off about 10 minutes later. We decided …

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A Quick Guide to Tikal National Park

In Guatemala, Tikal National Park, Travel by Katelyn10 Comments

If you ever find yourself in Western Guatemala then you absolutely must go to Tikal National Park! It’s like stepping back in time to an ancient civilization and seeing history unfold in front of your eyes. Tikal National Park is located in the heart of the jungle in the Peten Department of Northwestern Guatemala. Tikal is located about 64 km …