Welcome to Lazy Lauren World Tour
Call me lazy, but all I ever really want to do is go on vacation. The real world is hard. Pushing papers, answering phone calls, entering data into excel and crunching numbers. My day-job? I’m an accountant. My passion? Traveling with my family…Exploring someplace new with our tiny travelers in tow. That’s where life gets exciting!
There’s just one problem….. Traveling is Expensive!
Where we started
My husband and I started traveling together when we were quite young. I was 15 and he was 16 when we met and had our first date here in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was less than a year later when we snuck off to Dallas together to go to Six Flags for the weekend. Our parents were none too pleased. But, for me, that was the very first spark of adventure and wanderlust that I have never quite been able to do away with since. After 10 years of courtship, college, Will’s law school, getting my CPA, & several trips together, we got married, later had a baby, had another baby 15 months later, and well, the rest is history.
Travel Hacking – Family Travel for Cheap, Even Free!
Right after college, a good friend of ours introduced me to travel hacking. Travel hacking isn’t for everyone and that’s ok. However, it is a complete GAME CHANGER if you want to stretch your travel budget and take waaaay more vacations for way less money!. I have never wasted a vacation day sitting in my hometown, unless I was actually sick. Each vacation day is like gold to me. A day of exploring a new place and to escape everyday life. And, yes, a day to be lazy. And now, we do go on MULTIPLE bucket list vacations every year, for nearly free.
At the beginning of each year, I think of about 5 or 6 places that I would like to go, and I get to work on researching, planning, opening/closing cards to get the right points/miles to book our vacations for super cheap and sometimes even free. Over the years, my husband and I have traveled to 20+ countries by responsibly and strategically signing up for credit cards that earn HUGE amounts of points and miles. And I know there are so many other people out there, like me, that can do it too. They just need the know-how. Click here for how you can get started.
The Travel Blog
I eventually decided to compile all of this knowledge and the lessons and mistakes, that we have learned along the way, into this blog. My goal for Lazy Lauren World Tour is to share everything from packing tips, to city guides and itineraries, to tips on traveling with babies & Toddlers, and especially HOW to travel more for way less by leveraging credit card bonuses for points!
Most Importantly, I want to encourage you to take that vacation that you have been putting on the back burner for years just because it will cost too much or be too hard to travel with kids. I will share our first-hand experiences, show you how to make family travel more affordable with points & miles, and prove you can still continue to make awesome travel memories even with your tiny travelers in tow.
I am passionate about making family travel work. Life is short and we must live it to the fullest. For me, traveling and exploring the world with the ones I love makes me feel like I am doing just that!
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“Travel is fatal to Prejudice, Bigotry, and Narrow-Mindedness” – Mark Twain
Life is short, book the vacation