(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 the middle of the woods in central Massachusetts, USA. I moved to Tampa, Florida, when I turned 18 to study International Relations and Communications in 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 made me fall in love with traveling.
So I spent my third year of university studying in London, where I become 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.
Once I graduated from university in 2016, I realized I still had no idea what career path I wanted to take but I was certain I wanted to keep traveling.
Since then, I’ve been volunteering all over the world. When I’m not traveling, I love working in hospitality and tourism, while doing freelance travel writing on the side.
During this journey I’ve developed passions for hiking, yoga, food, wine, and photography. I also bring my love for dogs with me on the road, and I love making international dog friends.
Because I started traveling during college and I didn’t have much money, I learned to be frugal. 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’ve started to fall so in love with eating street food and working for my accommodation that I can’t imagine traveling any other way.
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!
What am I up to now?
Currently, I’m living with my boyfriend in Sydney, Australia. I’m settled down at the moment, which is quite nice. Now that I’m 25, I’m not hopping around the world as much. I’m using this time to work hard, build relationships, save money (of course) 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!
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:
- Hostelworld for booking hostels around the world
- Worldpackers for finding work exchanges
- Get Your Guide for booking reputable tours and activities
- Squaremouth Insurance for buying travel insurance
- Amazon for buying products and books for traveling
- iVisa for checking visa requirements for any country
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.