Hey there, I'm Morgan!
I am the face, voice and inspirator behind this budget-friendly travel blog. I have always been obsessed with travel, and naturally, I am always looking for the cheapest way to do things - these two traits combined helped me to create this blog!
After I finished my final year of schooling I went on my first ever solo trip - a month around Europe with Contiki! I honestly didn't want to come home, but my boyfriend was back home and he wanted to travel as well...
My boyfriend, who has Irish heritage, had always been keen to live in Ireland. This idea combined with my desire to travel to Europe, became the framework of our plan of living, working and travelling overseas for a year! After 7 months of saving, we booked our tickets, packed our bags and off we went...
We ended up living in Belfast for nine months, before spending another three months backpacking all around Europe - starting in London and finishing in Madrid. We had so many awesome experiences, tried amazing foods, made lots of friends, got completely lost a lot and often found ourselves in sub-par hostels - but it has definitely made for some stories to tell!
A little about me...
I was born and raised in a regional town off the east coast of Australia. It was a great place to grow up, but as I grew older I longed for somewhere new to explore.
Ever since I can remember I was obsessed with travel (Paris was my main place of inspiration) and always dreamed of seeing the world. I got my first taste of overseas travel when I was fourteen and went on a French school excursion to New Caledonia - I was instantly hooked! I dreamt of places I wanted to see constantly, and finally decided that Europe was the place I just had to visit.
So what's with the travel blog?
I started travel blogging in March 2018 when I started to see lots more travel bloggers popping up on my timeline. I thought it would be a great way to capture my experiences overseas, but it has turned into so much than just a hobby.
I originally started on another website, writing a personal journal of all of my travels in my three months around Europe. I found it a bit boring just recounting what we did, but I stuck with it for a while. After a three month break from blogging, I realised I needed the start afresh and rebrand my budding travel blog - and that's when The Traveling Cheapskate was born.
I'm still learning when it comes to blogging, but I'll get there eventually! I lost ALL of my old content so I am literally starting completely fresh (*insert crying face emoji here*).
I really hope The Traveling Cheapskate can become your go-to blog for all your budget travel needs! My idea of budget travel is backpacking around the world and trying to see a country as cheaply as possible. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or an aspiring one, hopefully, my tips, guides and advice will be useful for you!
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