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Believe it or not, there is a difference between creating a budget, and creating a functional budget. Creating a budget is easy. You sit down, decided how much money you think you should spend and try to follow it. Unfortunately, those types of budgets have a tendency to be unrealistic. That is why it's vital to create what I call, a functional budget.

It took me a little while to realise that the small savings actually made a difference in the long run. Once I realised it, I was hooked. That doesn’t mean I was a fanatic. I wasn’t.

Money doesn’t have to control you. It’s not the enemy. Learning to control your money, and how to pinch your pennies is hard at times, but it can be done. You can make your money work for YOU! I know I sound like one of those cash man commercials, but it’s true.

Now I know I am not the only person out there with money issues, but I may be the only person who did a happy dance every time her credit card actually accepted a charge. It was like playing a high stakes game at a casino. I am not even kidding you. Oh, and I think I may have thrown my arms up into the air with great joy a few times.

I know what you're thinking, "Is she really going to write about her boobs?!", and the answer is YES! Why? Well for one, they are kind of attached to me, which means they are a big part of my travel experiences; pun totally intended. Here's the thing, they are ginormous. No, really, they totally are. My cup size is a size H (OMG I think I may hyperventilate. I've never admitted that to anyone before). That is not my stomach resting on my arms, it's my BOOBS!!

All travellers should strive for healthy travel. Let's face it; there is nothing worse than being sick or injured in a foreign country. Language barriers can make simply conversations difficult, and reading medical instructions next to impossible. Healthy travel encompasses more than illnesses or accidents, it also encompasses things like exercise, eating right and more.