find paths to travel with budget-friendly itineraries



Hi there! My name is B├írbara and I’m the writer of this blog. I’m a physicist from Brazil living in the US and trying to squeeze some travel in whenever the circumstances permit (I mean, there’s a reason why I’ve become an expat). 

Since I’ve been a student pretty much my entire life (from kindergarten to my Ph.D. program), travel for me has always happened on a tight budget. 

On this website, I share budget-friendly travel itinerary ideas that I’ve used myself in the past and tips on how to travel to these places without breaking the bank.

As an F1-visa holder, I’m only legally allowed to make income in the US on campus or investing, so this website is not monetized. What I post here is the real deal instead of some paid advertisement.

This blog is still under construction. Come back later for more content!





What you will find here

If you’re dying to go see the entire world but money has been an issue, you’ve come to the right place. In this website you’ll find:

itinerary ideas

This blog is not called The Broke Pathfinder for nothing. I want to help you find your own path to travel places even if you don’t have much money to spend. So I share a bunch of budget-friendly travel itinerary ideas that I’ve used myself and even how I would modify them if I could go back.

how to travel and not break the bank

From how to find cheap tickets to reasonably priced gear, going through tips on where to stay and what transportation to take where you go: I’ve got you without compromising on minimum comfort!

stories from places I’ve been to all around the globe

So far, I’ve been to about half of all US states, some 10 different countries in 4 different continents, and cities that I lost count of on top of my own home country of Brazil. You can read all about it here and check out my Instagram for inspiration!

Check out my instagram

I regularly post pictures from places I’ve visited, as well as tips on what to do and how to get there. You can visit my profile, and maybe you’ll find your next destination!

Visit @the.broke.pathfinder