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Australia

Being both an avid solo traveler and frugal by nature (and until recently, absolutely petrified of driving on the left side of the road), I’m constantly searching for adventures that can be had without having to drive anywhere. We Sydneysiders are ridiculously lucky to live in a city with so

Europe

After traveling in Italy during July and August last year (and in June, many years ago), I have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to summer in Italy. My best advice? To make the most of your Italy summer holidays, head for the

Australia

Did you know that there’s actually an island in Sydney Harbour where you can stay overnight? Cockatoo Island is absolutely steeped in convict history and today, 110 years after the closure of the old prison there, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and makes for a most excellent Sydney getaway or day

Monthly Recap

Oh yeah, look who’s bringing back the monthly recaps! I have to say, I kinda missed the ol’ Down Under Report from my first two years in Australia. I’m not sure if any of you feel the same, but I’m thinking this is a good way for me to reconnect

Australia

A few weeks ago, a friend and I drove from Sydney to the Blue Mountains for a little day trip adventure. As is the norm for me these days, I felt a little woozy and motion sick from the drive out of the city (all that stopping and starting with

Australia

I know I said I would never write a ‘5 Days in Sydney’ post, but guess what? My sister is coming to visit me here next week and suddenly I find myself carefully crafting an itinerary that will allow her to experience the best of Sydney in 5 days. (Also,

Money

Real talk, guys: 2017 was not the best year for this blog. The 5th year of Frugal Frolicker was actually the first year that website traffic didn’t increase. Worse than that, I just felt disconnected from the blog most of the time, which often made it difficult to write. I

Money

Hey you! Have you taken my survey yet? If you haven’t yet, I would REALLY appreciate it if you could click to answer 6 easy questions – it’s totally anonymous, and will let me know what kind of content you’d like to see on this blog going forward. Thank you!  Among

Life

Hey you! Have you taken my survey yet? If you haven’t yet, I would REALLY appreciate it if you could click to answer 6 easy questions – it’s totally anonymous, and will let me know what kind of content you’d like to see on this blog going forward. Thank you!  OH

Administrative

I’ve never made a fuss over this blog’s birthday before, but I feel like 5 years is a pretty big deal so you know what? Let’s celebrate Frugal Frolicker’s 5th birthday! And by celebrate, I mean nerd it up, look at some stats, and make some LISTS! Mostly ’cause I

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    I'm Lindsay! Not too long ago, I found myself on the Corporate American conveyor belt: an ivy league education, followed by massive student loan debt and an investment banking job in NYC. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew this wasn't it - so one day I summoned the courage to quit.

    Since then, I've taken a more active approach to life, living deliberately and slowly figuring out my path. Currently living in Australia, I blog about outdoor adventures in beautiful places around the world that don't cost a lot of money. Read more about my story here.
     
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