About The Budget Savvy Travelers

Audrey & Harry

Back in 2004, I treated my wife Audrey to a trip to Grand Cayman upon her Master’s degree achievement. Since then, we’ve journeyed across seven continents, fueling our addiction to travel.

Our mantra? “Go Big or Stay Home.” While living frugally, we spared no expense on vacations. Now, after traveling around the world, we’re embracing a budget-savvy lifestyle and sharing the wisdom we’ve gained along the way with others.

Check out this short video about us!

Meet Audrey, my partner in adventure and a speech pathologist by profession.

Her thirst for change propels us from one country to the next, while I handle finances and she manages operations. Together, we’re “The Budget Savvy Travelers.”

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We’re Audrey and Harry, born and raised in the Chicago burbs. We met when we were 18, married at 25, and have been working to fund our travel obsession for what seems like an eternity. Nothing seems to fulfill us more than packing up, exploring the world, and experiencing anything new.

After following numerous couples on social media who have quit their jobs, sold their crap, and embarked on a round-the-world adventure, we decided: “If they could do it? Why can’t we?”  We are very strong believers that life is too short not to live your dreams. Besides, who wants to wait until retirement to slow travel the world? Not us! So here we are planning our very own round-the-world adventure.

Working as a speech-language pathologist since 2004, Audrey has a passion for photography, trekking, the mountains, and checking off items on her life’s to-do lists. There’s a freedom and peace she feels when she is traveling and off the beaten path and she can’t wait to experience that on a more long-term basis. Her new job will entail maintaining the blog and our social media sites.

Harry worked hard to become a CPA and enjoys anything finance-related, especially personal finance (i.e., budgeting, investments. retirement, etc.). Outside of finance, Harry doesn’t find it hard to relax. He enjoys the beach life, especially snorkeling.

Although he may not want to admit it, he’s also a foodie and a wino. Some of his best days probably have been spent drinking a great glass of wine in a breathtaking far faraway place. His job will be anything related to our finances, including showing our followers and site visitors that if they have the passion and fearlessness, they too, can travel long-term.

We’re cutting to the chase,  bringing our experiences to you with a wee bit of an edge, and showcasing our sometimes quirky personalities.

Thanks for joining us on the ride of our lives. You may also follow along on our social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

12 thoughts on “About The Budget Savvy Travelers
  1. Hey guys- its your cousin Don. Love the pictures of Croatia. Irene and I want to visit there next year. Maybe go to Slovenian as well. Still hard to wrap my head around your adventures. Lucky you!!

    1. Hi Don!

      Great to hear from you! When you do visit, please contact us! We are unofficial official experts on Croatia. It’s our absolute favorite country and we will have lived here for well over a year. It’s clean, cheap, has beautiful scenery, safe, and has good people. Don’t tell anyone but it’s a million times better than Italy in our personal opinion (but keep the secret safe, okay?)

      Irene said her family is Slovenian, right? A Croatia + Slovenia Tour would be phenomenal.

      Who knows? Don’t tell our moms, but we still may be here when your tour time comes. If so, we promise to be your personal tour guides if you come to Split.

      It would be great to finally get someone to come and visit us!

      Here’s our email thebstravelers@gmail.com

      Take care! ????


  2. Hi Audrey and Harry !! I’m sitting on a train with your mom and she just told us your story. How amazing!! I can’t wait to take more time to see all of your adventures so far. I look forward on following you ???? p.so. your mom is a lovely lady it was a pleasure of meeting her !

  3. Hi there,
    I just saw you in the LT Alumni News. I am class of ’71. 🙂 So happy for you that you are living your dream! Looking forward to following you and picking up some tips!

    1. Hi Yvonne,
      I’m so glad you sent this message to me! I was wondering if that ever got published in the LT Alumni News! I filled out that form such a LONG time ago. Wonder if it was just published? Thank you for stopping by and following us along on our journey. We appreciate it and we do hope we can inspire and supply some travel tips that we’ve picked up along the way. Audrey

    2. So funny! I just read about you in the LT Alumni News as well (in Fall 2016 issue). And I am class of ’71 too! 🙂 Sounds like so much fun. Good for you for not being afraid to take the risk. And thanks for sharing your tips. I am going to share with my kids.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jim! Wonder if any of the scenery in our pictures looks familiar? Beautiful Red Fish Lake, perhaps? 🙂

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