The Common Traveler

Traveling while saving for future goals is possible. Affordable travel does not have to mean backpacking and sleeping in hostels. We hope to inspire you to re-discover travel by sharing destinations and tips on how to save at each location. 

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14 Cruise Tips and Tricks Every Cruiser Should Know

14 Cruise Tips and Tricks Every Cruiser Should Know

Cruising provides a great way to explore new regions without having to unpack your bags every day. If planned correctly, a cruise vacation can save you money, making it ideal for groups and those wishing to save money. In addition to our other tips on what to expect...

10 Things to Do and See in San Antonio: a Weekend Plan

10 Things to Do and See in San Antonio: a Weekend Plan

Looking for things to do in San Antonio, Texas, over a weekend? If you've only got a short period of time in San Antonio, here are some great highlights you'll want to see, most of which are within easy reach of downtown and for which you don't even need a car....

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14 Cruise Tips and Tricks Every Cruiser Should Know

14 Cruise Tips and Tricks Every Cruiser Should Know

Cruising provides a great way to explore new regions without having to unpack your bags every day. If planned correctly, a cruise vacation can save you money, making it ideal for groups and those wishing to save money. In addition to our other tips on what to expect...

Top 11 Tips for a Smooth Disembarkation Day

Top 11 Tips for a Smooth Disembarkation Day

So you’ve enjoyed a fabulous cruise which is, sadly, coming to an end. Are you confused and worried about the chaos of disembarkation or debarkation? Don’t worry! These ultimate tips will lead you and your family to a smooth last morning aboard!  The experience...

Best Places to Visit in Guanajuato Mexico

Best Places to Visit in Guanajuato Mexico

Mexico is a quick and easily affordable getaway for those of us living in the United States and Canada. While I enjoy cruising in the Caribbean, which takes you to many Mexican ports, off-the-beaten-path destinations such as Mahahual, Guanajuato, and others are...

15 Travel First Aid Kit Essentials You Need

15 Travel First Aid Kit Essentials You Need

Do you carry a travel first aid kit with you? While frequently packing random items, after spending a ridiculous amount on bandaids and Tylenol during my last trip, I created this ultimate travel first aid kit. If you have special needs, please adjust accordingly....

About The Common Traveler

Raised as a third culture kid living in South America and Europe, Annick caught the travel bug early. Now that the children are gone, but still saving for retirement, she enjoys traveling in an affordable way and wants to share those ideas.

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