Your friendly Seattle-based travel-holic on a mission to turn every adventure into a budget-friendly extravaganza. When I'm not sipping tea at Pike Place Market, you'll find me immersed in the thrilling world of travel deals and hidden gems.
My style for travel is finding the insider scoop on getting the most bang for your travel buck. From budget-friendly boutique hotels to hole-in-the-wall places serving mouthwatering delights, I'm your go-to guide for experiencing the world without breaking the bank.
Every journey is different, and I tend to plan all of my journeys around food, distilleries, outdoor adventures, and shopping. I am always trying to uncover the best deals and prove that you don't need a bottomless wallet to have a top-notch adventure. Let's make every journey a treasure hunt and every destination a playground for thrifty exploration!
Melisa's travel guides & trip reports
Hotel Fairmont Empress
Elegant property set in a chateau-style building from 1908 with upscale rooms and suites offering harbour views.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills
A charming retreat in Vietnam where French-inspired elegance meets modern comfort, offering stylish accommodations, panoramic views, and a unique cultural experience atop the scenic Ba Na Hills.
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