EPoP 038: The Secret to Cheap Long Term Accommodations with Gigi Griffis

Posted By Tiffany - EPoP Assistant


An apartment in Denver or a chance to travel the world?

Stability…or spontaneity?

The status quo…or the unknown?

Two years ago, Gigi Griffis packed up her stuff, including her dog Luna, and jumped in to the world of travel headfirst.

And after living in some incredible places in Europe and having some amazing travel experiences, she’s sure she made the right choice.

Today, she shares with you some of her best tips on a host of different travel topics, including the practicalities of traveling with a pet (easier than you might think), how to start your freelance writing career, the truths about solo travel and the secret to finding cheaper accommodations anywhere you go.

And on top of all that, she even reveals her newest project, which is sure to help flip the traditional guidebook model on it’s head and is essential for anyone wishing to travel to Italy!

If you’re looking for inspiration or motivation to take the leap in to travel or want insanely practical advice on how to score cheap long term travel accommodations, then this is the show for you!

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In This Episode:

  • How to find pet-friendly accommodations.
  • Why having a dog traveling instantly makes you part of any community.
  • How solo travel = Meeting MORE people.
  • Ways to get work done AND experience your surroundings.
  • Defining the type of freelance writer you want to be.
  • How to spend the same amount on the road as you would while traveling.
  • Why to never take a long-term rental option at face value.
  • The secrets to scoring better deals on apartments anywhere in the world.
  • How to get great local recommendations on the best restaurants in town.
  • Uncovering Italy

And much more!

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  1. Al says:

    The phrase “frequent traveler millionaire” seems a bit ambiguous… Have you become a millionaire through frequent traveling? Or do you travel like a millionaire via FF programs?

    1. Trav says:

      @Al- I’ve earned over a million frequent flyer miles. To date, only 26,000 of them have been from flying, so less than 2%. I earn almost all my frequent flyer miles from credit card bonuses, using credit cards wisely, online shopping, etc.

      Which, of course, allows me to travel like a millionaire as well! I guess it’s a double entendre.

  2. Just left an iTunes review. I think you’re up to 91 now!

    1. Trav says:

      @Jeff Greatorex- Awesome, thanks soooo much!

  3. TonyMnLA says:

    I’m officially jealous!

    1. Trav says:

      @TonyMnLA- Pretty cool, right?

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