I wasn’t always the Chief Frugalista.
When I took my first trip to Europe in 1987 I went Economy (Coach) with an enormous suitcase, and at least four pairs of shoes. I was too frightened to go it alone, so I went on a guided tour, and got taken to all the tourist cliches.
I did the same thing three times in five years…….
Then in 2000 Mr frugalfirstclass and I took our first trip to Europe as a couple. Because we were renting a car my enormous suitcase wasn't going to work. So I took less. We travelled around under our own steam, avoided the long queues with our National Trust passes in the UK and stayed in the most fabulous mansions under a Bed & Breakfast scheme I found. We spent less money, we had more fun and we saw and did more. I knew I was onto something - pack less, pay less, see more. My blue print for frugal first class travel was born.
Over the years I refined my packing, my itinerary planning and my ability to hunt down authentic experiences at a budget price. In 1987 I paid $8000 for my flights and trip to Europe. Now I fly Business (and sometimes First Class) and spend far less.
I pay less and travel more.
I want you to do the same. I want you to dream of the trip of a lifetime. I’ll show you how to plan it. My packing lists (complete with my real life photos from my own real wardrobe – no Polyvore here!) will show you how to travel with one tiny carry on bag and have an endless supply of outfits to suit any occasion. You’ll gain the skills and expertise to plan that trip of a lifetime. I’ll show you my real examples of how I actually search, book and pay for my actual itineraries.
Then I’ll show you the most wonderful destinations Europe has to offer – complete with history, architecture, and of course delicious local food and drink.
You may be on a frugal budget, but you will definitely be travelling first class.
As I say at frugal first class travel…..
Dream. Plan. Pack. Travel. Repeat.
Isn’t that the way you deserve to travel?