Welcome to Peyton’s Passport
A travel & lifestyle blog for those craving luxurious moments on modest budgets.
This is a blog for all people who have a lust for travel and a life much more luxurious than their wallets would allow.
If you have champagne tastes and a beer budget, I’m here to help!
I have dreamed of travel since I was a little girl and am finally pursuing those dreams while also working a 9-5 and gaining financial freedom.
I have been debt free since mid 2018 and would love to help you do the same! With smart budgeting, constant motivation, and accountability, you can lead a life that has room for luxury. Will we be living like the Kardashians? Certainly not. But with my help, you’ll be able to experience moments where you feel like royalty…. Did I just backhandedly compare the Kardashians to royalty? Perhaps…
As I said, since I was a little girl, I dreamed of traveling all over the world. The first destination I dreamed of visiting was Fiji. Then I dreamed of living in New York (still kinda’ do), then continued to learn about this big, beautiful world we live in and how I wanted to gobble it all up.
I got sidetracked from that dream and kept saying that eventually I would start saving. But I allowed a few things got in my way… One; the industry I worked in. And two; My shopping addiction
I worked in high end retail for several years and absolutely loved my job! But I’ve always been the way I am… I have expensive taste! Line up 10 black dresses with the prices hidden and I will somehow pick the most expensive as my favorite.
This problem only got worse the longer I worked in retail and the higher up I got. Constantly being inundated with the latest and greatest the best lines and designers had to offer made it impossible for me to say no.
So I found myself living paycheck to paycheck and having to constantly ask my parents for money. (SO EMBARRASSING!) Even though I was making pretty decent money, I was incredibly dumb with it and eventually realized that I couldn’t fight my addiction if I was in this environment. It’d be like an alcoholic working at a brewery. Seems ridiculous right?
After taking my first trip to Belize, I became obsessed. I had been dreaming of this for so long and after having the most magical week there, my priorities completely changed. I no longer wanted things, but craved memories and experiences.
So I left the retail industry and got an office job. Excited for obvious reasons but also worried that I would find it boring. And what I’ve realized after years of working at a desk is that it’s totally OK to have a job that you aren’t totally passionate about. My job PAYS for my passions and at this point in my life, that’s what’s important to me.
My job pays my bills and allows for me to pursue my passions: Travel and fashion. Yes, I’m still wildly passionate about fashion. I just don’t blow my whole paycheck on my wardrobe anymore.
I live frugally so I can experience small luxuries every once in a while. While I travel, I truly enjoy staying hostels. Both for the opportunities it provides to meet new people, as well as the financial savings. On the flip side though, I love a massage on the beach and will spend a pretty penny on experiences like skydiving or hang-gliding should the opportunity arise.
While I travel like a backpacker, I certainly don’t dress like one. Even wearing jeans is a push for me. I don’t think that you always have to sacrifice style for function. I like looking good because it makes me feel good.
So I’m here to help you accomplish all this as well!
Want to look good while traveling on a shoe string budget? I can help!
Want to pursue financial freedom and also experience the world? I can help!
Want to know where you should splurge and what you should skip at a certain destination? I can definitely help with that one.