About Me

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Hi readers!!!!☀

(Too eager?? I get very excited when anyone reads my blog and I won’t try to hide it.)

My name is Gabby Boucher.

I grew up in a small town in central Massachusetts, USA.  When I turned 18, I moved to Tampa, Florida to study International Relations and Communications at university.

Though I spent most of my life in a small town, my parents both worked internationally so I was introduced to travel at a young age. My family lived in Italy and England when I was young, and it was a return visit to Europe when I was 18 that REALLY got me excited about traveling.

So I spent my third year of university studying in London, where I became pretty much addicted to traveling at any chance I got. I started this blog right before I moved to the UK to document my travels.

Why Warsaw Changed My Life

The Ultimate Budget Travel Guide To London

Travel Hacks For Europe

Post-Grad Travels

Once I graduated from university in 2016, I realized I didn’t want to pursue a high-pressure career right away. I wanted to take some time to travel outside Europe and have some cool life experiences. 

So I started doing work exchanges through Worldpackers and Workaway. Once I discovered I could gain work experience AND travel without spending much money, I was hooked.

Since then, I’ve been volunteering all over the world. When I’m not traveling for fun, I love working in hospitality and tourism. I usually bartend or waitress, but I did a 6-month stint as a tour guide in Rome which was super fun. I always work on my blog and do some freelance writing as well. 

My First Volunteering Experience in Ecuador

Volunteering In The Wild Coast, South Africa

A Guide To Work Exchange: The Cheapest Way To Travel

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I bartended at a party hostel in Cusco, Peru for one month in 2016.
I helped lead a student tour to Interlaken, Switzerland while working for Smart Trip in Rome.

Budget Travel

Because I started traveling when I was 19 and I didn’t have much money, I learned to be frugal straight away. With a bit of discipline and a non-materialistic mindset, it’s actually quite easy to travel on a budget.

Money-saving is now ingrained in my soul at this point, and every time I travel somewhere new I look for the cheapest ways to enjoy that place.

I named this blog Budget Travel With Gabby because my biggest goal is to show that travel doesn’t have to be expensive. It will blow your mind how cheap travel can be if you give it a try!

How To Afford Traveling The World In Your 20’s

How I Lived in Portugal for One Month and Only Spent 200 Euros

A Budget Traveler’s Guide To Travel Insurance

What am I up to now?

Currently, I’m living in Sydney, Australia with my boyfriend. I’m settled down at the moment, which is quite nice. I’m using this time to work hard, save money (of course), enjoy Australia, and continue working on my blog.

I’ve spent more time in Australia than anywhere else recently and I’m not mad about it. This country is gorgeous and I feel lucky to live here. I’ve had some wild experiences in my last 2 years in Australia and I’ve written articles about all of them!

Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Living In Cape Tribulation, Australia

Guide To The Australia Working Holiday Visa: First and Second Year

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My boyfriend worked as a tour guide/surf coach in Bendalong, NSW. There are so many kangaroos there!

I have some affiliate links scattered throughout my posts. For those who don’t know, that just means I include links to some of my favorite websites, tours, or products, and if you purchase something then I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

I only promote businesses that I personally have used and genuinely recommend. Some of the websites I have affiliate partnerships with include:

All of these websites have actually made traveling much easier for me, so I highly recommend them!

How to contact me

I love hearing from people so feel free to reach out at any time!! Even if it’s constructive criticism or there’s something you don’t like about my blog, I’d love to hear it.

Use the contact form below or email me at gabbyb12@msn.com.

I’m available for freelance writing assignments, preferably travel-related!

Feel free to contact me about any writing work, and check out my Published Work for articles I have written for other websites.

Thanks for reading!

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