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I've been hooked on budget travel since heading on a six month solo backpacking trip through Europe after finishing university.
My favourite places in the world?
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Koh Samui, Thailand
Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland
New York, New York
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Halifax, Nova Scotia - my hometown
I don't understand people who complain that they can't afford to travel because hotels cost $300 per night. Almost anyone can afford to travel. It's all a question of priorities. I can spend a week at a beach resort in Thailand for $300 - or one night. It's the same beach. I'll take a week and fetch my own room service.