Traveling Australia on a Budget

If Australia is on your travel destination bucket list, then we’re right there with you! This week Destination NSW is helping us out with a guest post that has a ton of great tips for traveling Australia on a budget. So if you’re looking for tips on van rentals/hires, driving, public transportation, camping, budget lodging, food, drinks, SIMs, WiFi, and of course things to do and see in Australia, then keep on reading!

A Look Back Offers Gratitude, Perspective, and an Optimistic New Year

It’s hard to believe that Screw The Average is over two years old! It’s been and will continue to be a place where we share our journey. A journey to pursuing financially independent, retire early (FI/RE), becoming digital nomads, house sitting full time, and travel hacking adventures. And of course, it’s not just rainbows and butterflies, so Screw The Average is also a place where we share our mistakes and lessons learned.

We’ve learned a lot in the past couple of years, but seeing as how life is a continual path of learning and growth, we’re looking forward to the future!

Home Is Where the Heart Is | Sightseeing with a Staycation

A stop in our hometown led to a lesson learned... We’d just returned from flying around the world but we realized that we’d never really seen our hometown. This realization was a huge reminder to us to try and look at our surroundings with fresh eyes. What seems ordinary to you may be extraordinary to a tourist, so why not take a staycation and see your hometown through the eyes of a tourist?!

Our Budget for 1 Year of Continual Travel Abroad | 3 Continents, 23 Countries, and 60 Cities… and You Spent How Much?!

Our budget as a couple for one year of continual travel abroad might astound you! We’ve included all of our expenses, like health insurance, hotels and lodging, food, plane tickets, buses and trains, sightseeing, tours, etc. So, if you want to know how much we spent for a full year, or if you simply want to learn our budget tips, read on!

City Guide to Madrid, Spain: Part 2 | Must See Attractions

Madrid, Spain is a wonderfully lively and beautiful city to explore. There are so many things to do when visiting, so we’ve put together all of our favorites. From the most famous attractions to the unique and local places you must see when visiting. Whether you’re looking for family fun in parks, historical landmarks and maps, intriguing architecture, classic tourist sights and Spanish culture, or all of the above, look no further!

City Guide to Rome, Italy: Part 3 | Airport Tips & Beyond

There are two airports, Ciampino Aiport (CIA) and Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome, Italy. But unfortunately neither one is near city center. So which airport should you fly into, and how do you then make your way into downtown Rome? We share all of the information on Rome airports and transportation (Termini Station, taxis, private transfer, Uber, Lyft, trains, bus, and metro) that you'll need for your visit.