How to Find Cheap Flights, Without Spending Hours Searching

Today, there are endless websites and platforms to book flights on. From airline websites, to travel aggregators, it’s overwhelming and often challenging to find the best deals. A quick search can turn into hours and hours of research and too many new tabs to count. This becomes overwhelming and exhausting and often makes us resort to purchasing a more expensive ticket later.

Our team at Behere, has been to over 100 countries and taken thousands of flights, so we know a thing or two about how to find cheap ones. We’ve also tried all the crazy booking myths to figure out which ones work, and which don’t. That’s why we’ve compiled our top tips on how to find cheap flights. With these tips, you’ll be able to book flights without breaking the bank.

1. Do your research

When booking flights, always do your research on the city’s airports and figure out the best option for you once on the ground. Oftentimes booking a cheaper flight to a further out airport will end up costing you more in time and money, than a flight to the more central airport.

2. Shop around, without getting overwhelmed

Google Flights – This is our team’s favorite tried and tested flight search engine. Here you can enter your departure airport and see flights to anywhere. Plus, you can filter based on arrival or departure time, airline and more. They include budget airlines as well – something larger sites often omit.

Momondo – They search all major and budget airlines, plus English and non-English websites to find the best deals. They find great options, but navigating the different languages and currencies can be challenging so be mindful when using.

3. Ignore booking myths

You don’t need to book at 1 am on a Tuesday or 68 days in advance to get the best deals. While booking in advance is helpful, 6 – 12 weeks out is generally a good time. Anything more than that is most often not a better deal.

4. Loyalty isn’t always necessary

Sometimes flying with the same airline you always use will end up costing you a lot more. If you don’t have points or your company isn’t using that airline, then do a little research and opt for the airline that has the best deal. Just be wary of extras! Discount airlines are well priced, but only come with the basics. All the extras like checked luggage, food, and more leg-room, can really add up if you’re not careful.

5. Get a new travel credit card

By getting a travel credit card, you can rack up points for flights on your everyday purchases. Do a bit of research and choose a travel credit card with a hefty sign-up bonus. Here’s an up to date list of travel credit cards on Forbes to get started. Then use those points for free flights or large discounts.

6. Sign up for newsletters

Airlines will announce sales and discounts to their email newsletters first. Signing up for them will let you be the first to know (and snag a seat) when these deals are launched and for how long. Our team also uses Scotts Free Flights and Secret Flying newsletters to stay up to date on deals, and error fares.

7. Be flexible with your dates

Sometimes, flexibility with your dates can mean the difference of hundreds of dollars! Try looking at the cost each day of the week for both your arrival and departure date to save some serious cash.

8. Always search ticket prices for 1 person

Even if you’re traveling with a friend or group, always search for tickets for one guest. This will show you the best deals, as airlines always show the highest ticket price for all parties in the group.

9. Limit your search time

When searching for a flight, it’s easy to get caught up in finding the best deal and spend hours or days searching. If you’re not in a rush to book or travel this might not be a problem. But if you’re a busy person like most of us, you’re wasting your valuable time. Find the best airports, head to your favorite search engine, choose flexible dates and book the best deal. Done.

Using the tips above you can often save hundreds, if not thousands on flights. We know there are more tips for finding great deals, we’d love to hear yours in the comments below!

Ready to book your trip? Use Behere to get your trip sorted and booked, in one place, without hassles. Get started below!

The Top Female Lifestyle & Travel Bloggers to Follow

The year might be cooling down but these ladies Instagram profiles are heating up! We scanned the Instagram webs (what do we really call those?) for our list of the top female lifestyle & travel bloggers to follow. With amazing trips, daring adventures and off the beaten path wanders, they all share unreal and inspiring highlights from their experiences abroad. Without further adieu, here’s some of our fav ladies on the ‘gram!


Based in LA, but often all over the world, Ashley is all about lifestyle, travel and fashion. She enjoys a good beach and *great* iced coffee, in exciting new spots around the world.

Check out her Instagram @ashbegash for her worldly adventures and great style. You can also find her on her website



San Diego based, Sam’s an organic foodie and travel seeker. She’s passionate about brands that give back, clean beauty, organic food and travel.

Check out her Instagram @samwormser for all things healthy brands and travel, and find her at



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New York based, Angelina is self-proclaimed as ‘forever curious’ and loves all things travel, writing and seeking new inspiration.

Check out her Instagram @angelinazeppieri for all ‘forever curious’ inspiration and on her website



California based, Dani is all about good vibes with a focus on love, growth and photographing great moments. Check her out on Instagram @danimeep for inspirational and exceptional content and her website



Angelia is focused on inspiring others to escape into the world and shares tips and recommendations for places she’s been.

Check her out on Instagram @thelovelyescapist for all her great tips and adventures and head to her website




We couldn’t forget our cofounder, Meesen. She focuses on sharing the realities of running a business while traveling, her fav places and sustainability tips.

Check her out on Instagram meesenb for all her recommendations and


San Diego based, Kamelia is all about wellness based travel – without breaking the bank – gratitude and living your own adventure.

Check out her Instagram @thehackerette for a real preview of her life and her website



New York based, Liza is all about fashion, food, fitness and traveling. Check out her Instagram @girlonfifth and her website


As you can see, these women share some pretty incredible content and highlights from their adventures. They inspire us (and we hope you too!) to travel often, seek out new experiences and enjoy the crazy ride that life is. 

If you are or know of a female lifestyle & travel blogger let us in the comments below!

To start traveling more, like these ladies, pick a city below or head to Behere to learn how you can experience cities around the world.

How Traveling Abroad Helped This Consultant Gain A Fresh Outlook

At Behere, we’re constantly inspired by our amazing community. We’re thrilled to feature their stories and share how they’ve made traveling while working possible. From unconventional roles, to starting businesses abroad, these women have made exploring new places a priority. They share their biggest learnings, favorite memories, and their advice for someone thinking about living in a new city for a month.

Today’s Behere community feature, Sarah Bartholow, is a consultant from Dallas, Texas. She spent a month in Barcelona using Behere which quickly turned into a multiple month euro adventure. Read about her journey below!


“I had hit a few walls in my life and needed to remind myself that a meaningful escape and experience to regroup and reset my notion of ‘possibility’ was far more within my reach than I had been telling myself. As a brand consultant, exploration is paramount to adding ‘color’ to my capabilities, and global connectivity only broadens my offer to clients as I discovered. The ‘no brainer’ quality of going on this adventure while focusing on a new angle of my consultancy revealed itself in a shockingly short amount of time once learned more about Behere. A friend of mine heard about Behere and sent me the info and I then went on to contact a former journey-er who regaled me with her experience which encouraged me to set forth. (Thank you again, Joyce!)”

What did a day in your life look like while living abroad?

“I did not set any expectations other than to enjoy each moment, each day and whatever challenge I invited, big or small. I’d plan a daily adventure before or after a half day at the coworking space, or sometimes would turn a park bench into my ‘office’ for the day!”

What is your biggest take away/ learning while abroad?

“The biggest takeaway is that I need to get back and pronto!

Being abroad was very doable and only benefited my work to expand my network, use my eyes differently, feel history with every step, meet new people – the list goes on. I also realized how vital environment is to me to feel inspired and that the American methodology of ‘doing-doing-doing’ lacks an emotional quotient I find Europeans have in spades in order to enjoy life more fully while also keeping work meaningful. I learned that I can live in smaller spaces and that I really don’t need that much and that good ingredients in food means you eat less. ‘Satisfaction’ takes on new meanings across almost every category and more simplistically.

To this day, I keep in touch with everyone I met while in Barcelona. To think that I now have a Catalan / European network is something I had not envisioned for myself prior to taking this trip. It will stay with me forever and I will continue to cultivate my new web of relationships.”

How has Behere helped you on your journey?

“When anyone gets bogged down, it should not be taken lightly– we all need a source of inspiration and a newfound sense of being to push us into the next phase, and Behere ushered this in a palatable way. Behere actualized the possibility for me and I cannot herald their idea and platform enough to open up the world to those who seek revelation or simply just a work setting that contrasts one’s status quo. There’s no way it’s not a benefit to oneself and to a business as the landscape change alone spurs perspective and productivity. Behere onramps structure if needed, alongside recommendations from the city host, or you can just freewheel it completely with the confidence that someone is a WhatsApp message away. It is a brilliant premise all around. I also got to tap back into my Spanish speaking which had been dormant, so it felt amazing to reignite my love of the language.”

What was your favorite memory or place you went?

“This is a hard one! Too many to count and this is a good ‘problem’ to have!

parkguellI initially started with my checklist of attractions to ensure I covered them, but I kept an open mind to abandon any sense of ‘itinerary’ to allow for the awesome, fortuitous happenings that really make travel. I’m sort of a glutton for unforeseen moments that can expand my perspective in even the slightest of ways or just make me laugh. Just walking down the street in Barcelona can stir an unexpected moment, ducking into a restaurant for a cava can lead to an ad hoc dinner with interesting ‘strangers,’ and meeting ex-pats and locals alike enriched my experience. I am garrulous and extroverted by nature so this wasn’t hard for me but I re-seized the power that all I had to do was just start chatting to find an entry into a conversation and the world opened up.

I absolutely adored my walk to my co-working space via Parc de Ciutadella from my apartment. As an art enthusiast who studied Spanish Art extensively, the Fundació Joan Miró reinstated my passion. Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first private commission, had just reopened and I went twice because it was that remarkable. El Born was a favorite neighborhood and I loved all the little squares.

And how do I accurately convey the food? It’s simply unreal and you can’t imagine how much you can stretch a Euro for a memorable meal. I went to Anthony Bourdain’s beloved Quimet y Quimet and met the family who’s been carrying its legacy for decades. Jumping on a train is just something we don’t get to do so readily in the states. Refamiliarizing myself with the ease of Europe and how they make places and experiences so accessible is something I will mimic – to the best of my ability – until I get back Europe-side ;).”

What is your #1 piece of advice for someone who’s thinking about traveling longer term?

“This is doable and achievable for anyone who has any inkling to experience something for just one month and wants to be enveloped by culture. (I ended up staying longer, btw!) Save enough to invest in this experience and reap its immanent rewards. It really is simple, and I think we ALL need a reset or new perspective to evolve. If you need a change of scenery to revitalize your work, hold your nose and jump, do not preoccupy yourself with the details ;).”

Are you looking for a change of pace and want to experience new cities without the headache of planning? Behere makes moving to a new city for a month (or more!) seamless, learn how here. Find and book private apartments, workspaces and fitness studios around the world, plus connect with our local hosts. Check out our locations below!

The Travel Essentials Every Globetrotting Woman Needs

As much as we love traveling, it’s definitely not always a breeze. Nowadays, there are so many options and products designed to ‘make your life easier’ while traveling. But how many of these really do? We’ve put together our tried and tested top 5:

Here’s our list of the best travel essentials for women:

1) Suitcase: Tech friendly, durable and lightweight

Behere Recommends: AWAY
Instagram: @away

Rushing through busy airports and train terminals is something we can’t avoid but having a suitcase that handles it with ease certainly helps. It’s essential to have a bag that’s easy to handle, durable, and equipped with the latest technology, while also being lightweight, sleek and affordable. Away products are lightweight and durable, with a variety of sizes and colors, plus fun accessories. Away makes your travel days a little less stressful.

2) E-reader: Compact, waterproof, long battery life

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Behere Recommends: Kobo or Kindle 
Instagram: @kobobooks

Bored with all that wait time while traveling? Pick up an e-reader! E-readers have so many advantages over reading e-books on your phone or tablet. Their screens are designed for reading by limiting eyestrain and the glare of the sun, are lightweight, relatively inexpensive and have a battery life of weeks. Kobo products have multiple e-reader choices, including waterproof (yes, you can read in the pool!!), a large selection of titles and are reasonably priced.  

3) Travel Wear: Comfortable, chic

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Behere Recommends: ADAY 
Instagram: @aday

Being comfortable while looking chic in transit is something many women struggle with. Finding the fine line between ‘I’m wearing my yoga pants’ and ‘I’m about to rip through this blazer’ is critical for everyone. ADAY has created a comfortable and chic wardrobe to fit your lifestyle. All while being technical, sustainable and seasonable.

4) Reusable Water Bottle: Eco-friendly and chemical free

Behere Recommends: BKR
Instagram: @mybkr

Staying hydrated is especially important when traveling. With so many eco-friendly reusable bottle options out there, it’s hard to pick one. As a modern lady, being environmentally conscious is essential but so is looking chic. Glass bottles are great but the fear of smashing them on the way out of your hot yoga class is not. That’s why BKR is our pick. Their bottles are chic, good for the planet and good for us. Plus they donate a portion of proceeds to good causes worldwide. 

5) Travel Pillow: A yoga mat (that doubles as a travel pillow!)

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Behere Recommends: Om The Go
Instagram: @omthego

Having a pillow while traveling can be a hassle, but provides so much comfort (and a chance to get in a quick nap) so we think it’s worth it. Finding the right neck pillow that doesn’t take up too much space, while still being comfortable can be challenging. Further, if you’re a yogi on the move, bringing your yoga mat usually isn’t an option. But with this 2-in-1 neck pillow and travel yoga mat from Om The Go you can have comfort while traveling, and squeeze in some yoga at your destination.

With so many women traveling everyday, we love brands that help make it easier for us! At Behere we’re making it easier for you too, by helping you travel to cities around the world, without the hassles of getting set up.

Banner photo: Away Suitcase

How To Handle Judgement About Your Need to Travel

Guest Post by Allison Colin-Thome

I first began travelling, by spending a year in the U.K. for adventure and freedom.

That year became two and as I began my preparations to return home, I knew my family was expecting me to begin a life I would no longer be able to.

I was a different person. The world and all of its possibilities had started to reveal itself to me in those two years. I wouldn’t be satisfied with a stable 9-5 paycheque, climbing the corporate ladder, saving up for retirement. I just didn’t know it at the time.

So I tried. I got that Corporate job, began climbing that ladder. But every once in a while that familiar unsettling returned and I would have to set off somewhere, doing the best I could with the meager vacation time North America allows.

Every time I returned though, the rumbling was louder. I knew I was going down a path that wasn’t right for me, I just didn’t know how to get off.

It was 2013 when I first started thinking, really wanting, to live abroad again. I didn’t know where or for what purpose – other than escaping the path I was currently on. I was frozen by the judgement from others I knew I would have to confront – society, family, even friends that were making choices I ‘should have’ aspired to. It took five more years for me to eventually take the leap and book a one way ticket to Colombia.

What changed in those five years? I’d like to say that the opinions of other people stopped affecting me. Or maybe that the judgement in itself all but disappeared. Sadly, that’s not the case.

I believe it was three key things that shifted for me during that time that made the difference and gave me the courage to eventually book that ticket.

1. I Found My People

The ugly truth is that the people who don’t support your decision to travel may never. That has to be their problem though. Don’t put energy into moving a mountain when that effort is better spent elsewhere.

When I was thinking about moving abroad again I was very selective about the people I told. For the most part, I didn’t tell my friends or family. Instead, I found a whole online community of travellers who were living the nomadic life I was aspiring to. I shared with them my dreams of moving abroad and they gave me the support I desperately needed. When you surround yourself with people that are doing what you want to do, it makes it easier to ignore the people that aren’t.

travel judgement2. I Became Clear on My Why

When I moved to the U.K. it was about growing up and gaining independence. The second time I felt the urge to move abroad though, I couldn’t clearly articulate why. I had been working so hard to build this life for myself. Why would I want to put it on hold? Not being able to confidently answer that question makes it far easier for judgemental comments to seep in.

During those five years though I began exploring alternative career paths. That eventually brought me to Coaching and building my own online business. Suddenly I had my answer. Moving abroad would allow me the opportunity to focus on starting my business and kickstart my new path. It wasn’t about putting my life on ‘hold’. My future had now become more important than my past, and my travels were a key factor in making it all happen.

3. I Reflected On My Achievements

I have a theory, that the opinions and criticisms of other people more easily affect us when we believe there is truth to it. When it comes to travelling, there are people that view it merely as an ‘escape from the real world’, as if it adds no value to one’s life. But it does add value! A ton actually. Having a clear understanding of that helps those comments bounce right off.

I may still have a fear of creepy crawlers, but drop me in the middle of nowhere and I will happily find my way back home. I’m proud to say I have beloved friends scattered around the world, people with experiences and backgrounds that I continue to learn from. And for all the beauty and magic I’ve seen in this world, I’m proud (and incredibly fortunate) to say my travels have greatly contributed to my personal sense of gratitude. This is what travel has done for me. It has opened up my world.

The thing is, whenever someone chooses a path that is ‘different’, there are going to be naysayers. Those that will judge, roll their eyes at your choices, and ultimately try and make you feel as if you’re not living up to the ‘standard’. But we’re not here to live up to their standards. We’re here to make our own rules, carve our own path. And ultimately, live the life that makes us the most fulfilled. It’s never easy to be the renegades, but it’s always worth it.

Ready to push past the naysayers and follow your need to travel? Get started by choosing a city here!

Guest Post by Allison Colin-Thome. Allison heads up Career Off Script, where she helps young professionals find their ideal work, so they can stop waking up for just a paycheck, and instead have a career that means something to them. She cuts through their confusion by helping them figure their strengths, their motivators and their true needs so they can find careers they love and finally take their next steps with confidence. After a bumpy journey of her own, Allison left her career in Corporate Recruitment to pursue the work she loved. She started her business while spending time in Colombia learning Spanish and can either be found sipping Earl Grey in a midtown Toronto cafe or online at

7 Experts Share Their Tips to Balance Work and Travel

Despite seeming like a dream, balancing work and travel can quickly become overwhelming. From finding the right remote job, to managing your new found freedom with travel, it’s not an easy task. But one that is well worth it – our amazing community is proof.

At Behere, we’re always looking for tips to making it easier. That’s why our team sought out some of the experts to find out their best work and travel tips. These women have found a way to work and travel with balance. Their offices have been in airports, parks, cafes and restaurants, around the world and they know a thing or two about working on the go. From creative industries, to technical ones, there’s so many roles that can be done on the go. The key is to find that all too challenging ‘balance‘.

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Martina Martian: Artist & Creative

“My top tip for working while traveling is to always figure out how many hours you need in the week to get your work done but be flexible about when those hours are! Leave room for spontaneity and new plans- we are lucky not to have to stick to a schedule.” –  @martinamartian &


Lauren Meeker: Founder, Photographer & Content Creator

“Go slowly – spend at least one month in each place and bounce around less. When you have the freedom to be working from anywhere in the world, you can sometimes feel like you need to be everywhere at once, seeing everything and going everywhere, always taking full advantage of this incredible opportunity. But making a conscious effort to spend at least a month in each place you travel will give you enough time to get into a healthy routine in each location, and help you stay productive while working around the world.” – @splorinlauren &


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Carrie Mitchell: Writer, Author & Creative

“Invest in a digital work management platform (like Bonsai) and apps that can help you organize and stick to your project timelines while you are traveling. Having reminders and everything in one place is a lifesaver.” – @carrieamitchell


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Meesen Brown: Founder & CEO

“When I started working while traveling, I quickly learnt the key for my productivity is being prepared, before I arrive. This means booking an apartment that has home comforts, in a safe area, finding a coworking space with good community, and booking fitness classes or finding a running route. Doing these in advance allow me to actually enjoy the new city I’m in, and get my work done. Plus it saves me tons of time and headaches.” – @meesenb &


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Cassie & Shay: Online Course Creators

“Be intentional about maintaining a routine on the road — we love to create a new schedule that adjusts with each location we’re in. It allows us to create routines, practice self-care and be the best version of ourselves for our business!”   – @bucketlistbombshells


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Roota: Marketing Expert & Freelancer

“If you’d like to travel while making a full-time income, I recommend you learn well paying marketing skills. Those skills will help you land high-ticket clients who are happy to pay for your services. I’ve scaled my online business this way for 2 years and have been able to make a comfortable full-time income out of it. There are tons of online courses which help you fast track the above process for you. Enrol in one, work hard to implement your knowledge and know that the remote work lifestyle really is possible!” – @i_am_roota



Cassy Martinez: Entrepreneur & Freelancer

“As a digital freelancer and entrepreneur, I work on projects from anywhere in the world with good wifi. When I’m on the road, one of my favorite things to do in is Google “Best wifi cafes in _____.” Each day, I pack up my backpack, hit up a local cafe and bang out a couple hours of quality work, rewarding myself with a taste of the city afterward. Exploring each new destination and switching up work environments keeps me stimulated and inspired to bring forth my best work and tackle projects that I had put on hold previously.” – @cassyymartinez, @weareladylab &

These ladies tips will help you find your balance, and enjoy your work and travel lifestyle. Be sure to let them know on Instagram if you use any of their tips!

Thinking about taking the leap to work and travel? Use the above tips and stay productive using Behere! Get started below.


Why We Need Work Cultures That Make Room for Travel

This is Why we Need to Adopt a Work Culture that Includes Travel

While the travel industry is booming and employs millions of people around the globe, we’re on a different track in the U.S. According to Project Time Off, there were 705 million unused vacation days reported in 2018 in the United States. Ahem, we’re going to repeat that … 705 MILLION!

On a more positive note, the outlook doesn’t look as grim for future years, but there’s still a long way to go. Companies are beginning to recognize the value in encouraging their employees to take their time off. They are also implementing mindfulness, play and other practices into the work culture. Science shows that travel has been proven to increase creativity and productivity, reduce stress, decrease sick days and improve overall well-being. What boss doesn’t want that?!

Science says we should travel

There is a renowned 1992 study that still upholds today called, The Framingham Heart Study. After tracking workers for twenty years the results concluded that men were 30% more likely, and women 50% more likely, to have a heart attack if they hadn’t taken a vacation. The results held even when they added in other risk factors such as cigarette-smoking, diabetes, income levels and obesity. Travel is a major stress-reducer, according to a study completed by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and many others just like it with the same findings.

Don’t get overwhelmed planning, use the tools available

Vacations are so much more than beautiful photos posted on Instagram. That’s why we created Wild Bum – as a tool that encourages people to travel, with real, trustworthy information. We know that after you’ve decided to use your vacations days, the first step is choosing a destination. This means doing the research to make it a meaningful trip. But, this is where people get stuck and overwhelmed by the piece-meal tools that exist. After one page of a Google Search, they throw their hands in the air, declare they will do it later and … poof! There went the remaining part of the year and your vacation days along with it!

It’s proven, life is better after a vacation

Another interesting finding by the University of Massachusetts Amherst study noted above: results indicated that life satisfaction after a vacation is positively influenced by perceived control, psychological detachment from work, relaxation experience, and mastery experience during vacation.

Having well curated resources, created by real, traveling humans provides that perceived control and real experiences. Just like mindfulness, yoga and that client presentation — vacationing is a practice. So use the tools available to make it that much easier, and exciting!

Written by Mollie Krengler, Founder of WildBum.

Ready to take your vacation days and feel more inspired, creative and productive? Get started below!

How to Save Money to Travel More: Easy, Actionable Tips

We so often hear that it’s too expensive to travel. Almost all of us have heard it or said it, “I can’t afford to travel.” Here’s the thing, you can. It’s about learning how to save money, prioritizing what you spend on and remembering why and where you want to go. Saving can be compared to dieting – going cold turkey very rarely works before you end up splurging on everything you missed. Having balance, and not giving up your lifestyle, can be the key to not having FOMO and overspending.

So, if you want to finally start traveling, or better budget for your time abroad, it’s time to cut down on your expenses. Here’s some simple tips to start saving money today (without coupons or giving up your lifestyle)!

  1. Buy less coffee out

    Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons, etc. we’re talking at you. Buying coffee out is a daily expense that really adds up. A $5 cup a day costs $150 a month. That quickly adds up to $1,800 per year, which is enough for a month in Europe or Southeast Asia(!!). So cut the daily coffee run and make some at home, or at the office. It’ll make the occasional cup out that much better.

  2. Start packing a lunch 

    We know it’s unrealistic to pack a lunch every day, and sometimes you get home too exhausted to make dinner – but packing a lunch (or eating at home) can help you save thousands each year. So next time you’re thinking about hitting Chipotle instead of throwing together a lunch, drag yourself to the kitchen and make a quick, healthy lunch. Your wallet, and waistband, will thank you. Or even better yet, spend time meal prepping on Sundays and whip up these quick and easy, make ahead lunches.


  3. Get a good reusable bottle

    The environment and your wallet are going to thank you for this one. Buying water bottles daily are not only bad for your wallet, they’re terrible for the environment. Plus, with so many cute reusable bottles now – like Bkr – they’re basically a fashion accessory, that’s good for the earth.

  4. Cancel your cable

    With streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu and more, why do you still need cable? You read the news on your phone or laptop anyhow, so save yourself $$ and opt to kick cable to the curb (and a landline if you still have one of those – is that even a thing anymore?).

  5. Get a new credit card

    Now this might seem counterintuitive. But we’re not encouraging you to spend more, rather to rack up points for flights, on your everyday purchases. Do a bit of research and choose a travel credit card with a hefty sign up bonus. Here’s an up to date list of travel credit cards on Forbes to get started.

  6. Cut back on overspending on drinks

    This doesn’t apply to everyone, but for those that enjoy going out for a drink (or a few) cutting back on that habit can save you hundreds a month. Alcohol is expensive, but especially expensive at bars and restaurants. Try limiting yourself to one or two drinks out, and cut down on the number of nights a week you go drinking, to save some serious cash. Remember that all those happy hours can add up, (and that for the price of one drink in the US, you can buy 3 bottles of wine in Europe!!).

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  7. Make your dream destination your phone background

    With so many excuses for why you can’t save, it’s important to remember why you want to save – to see the world! Find a photo of your dream destination and make it your phone screensaver or lock screen. We spend a crazy amount of time looking at our phones everyday, so this is a good way to subconsciously ebb that beautiful place into your brain. That way, every time you might get the urge to splurge, you’ll actually see why you shouldn’t.

If you implement these simple tips, you can start saving big-time, in no time! Remember, it’s ok to enjoy yourself but keep your bigger goal in mind. Saying ‘no’ to friends might seem challenging at first, but if you pick and choose your social engagements -and what you spend on – you’ll soon be spending your time on the beach or exploring Europe.

Note: all external links on this page are not affiliate links, they’re just brands, advice and recipes our team enjoys.

Why This Translator Decided to Travel to Pursue More

At Behere, we’re constantly inspired by the amazing women in our community. We’re thrilled to feature some of their stories and share how they’ve made traveling while working possible. From unconventional roles, to starting businesses abroad, these women have made exploring new places a priority. They share their biggest learnings, favorite memories, and advice for someone thinking about living in a new city for a month.
Today’s Behere community feature, Clara Uyttendaele, is a translator who is no stranger to living in new cities. Originally from Belgium, Clara booked her month in Bali this fall using Behere. She wanted to travel to pursue more – and connect with other inspiring women in Bali. Read on for her story

You’re a translator, what does that look like for you?

I graduated as a translator last year and I’ve been working as a one for two years now. I work for a company in Brussels and their content is usually about travelling, so right up my alley! I worked in their office for one month and then moved to Spain. They wanted to keep me so they gave me the opportunity to work remotely, and it has been absolutely amazing!
But as much as I love translating, I want more. I took a month in Bali to figure out what else I could do apart from translating. And wow, did I learn a lot! I met a lot of inspiring people in the workspace that gave me so many ideas! I ultimately decided to finish my masters degree in England. I hope that with everything I learn there and from online courses I’m taking, that I will be able to have my own business soon. I am so excited about that! Keep your eyes peeled ;).

How did your typical day in Bali go?

In Belgium I have always been more of a night owl, but in Bali I was an early bird and I loved it! I would go for a tasty breakfast (the smoothie bowls are out of this world and cheap!) Then if I felt like it, I would hit the gym. In the afternoon I would go to the workspace to ‘work, work, work‘.
The amazing food and drink at the cafe in my workspace were also the perfect fuel! If possible, I would catch sunset – the sunsets in Bali really are special! On days I didn’t feel like working (and hey, that’s totally okay some days!), you could find me hanging by the pool.
My weekends were usually composed of exploring more of the beautiful island of Bali with my new friends. The nature in Bali is unlike anything I have ever seen, simply breathtaking. Occasionally, you could also find me at Old Man’s – the place to be in Canggu! You’ll believe it when you see it ;).

How was Behere helpful to your journey?

Going new places is always exciting, but figuring out where to stay is difficult, especially when you are going somewhere for a full month! Behere made this step so easy. On Behere I booked everything from my apartment, to workspace, to my gym membership. The apartment I stayed at in Bali was absolutely amazing. I had a cute, modern bedroom with a kitchenette and spacious bathroom, and on top of that the best accommodation manager!
Other women from the Behere community booked the same building, which was awesome! Oh yeah, we also had our own pool! It was a perfect location, on the main road and close to the beach! Most importantly I felt safe there. Not having to worry about finding and arranging that myself took away a lot of stress!
I had the pleasure to meet the founders of Behere in Bali, and I love them so much. They are doing incredible things with Behere and genuinely care about their customers. I am already contemplating where I want to go next with them!

We love hearing highlights from our communities adventures, what was one of yours?

Discovering a new place and culture is always cool and Bali exceeded all my expectations. But what I will remember the most from this trip are the people I met. Especially the women I met there.
I have said this many times before and I will say it again: women supporting each other is the most powerful thing there is. It is honest, pure and life changing.
The women I met in Bali had their own stories and backgrounds, but from the moment we connected, magic happened. We shared very meaningful moments together and they will stick with me forever. I can’t wait to see where their lives and businesses will take them. Having had such a supportive community was what made this experience so amazing!

Finally, what’s your #1 piece of advice for women who are thinking about living in a new city for a month?

Just do it.
It is scary, I admit it. I had serious travel anxiety myself when boarding the plane.
It’s also important to give yourself time to adapt when you get there – it’s normal to feel a bit insecure at first as it’s a new place. But in the end, and this I promise you, it will be so damn worth it!

Feeling inspired to push past your fears now and travel somewhere new? Learn how booking on Behere will help make it your reality, and connect you to spaces and people to feel productive and supported.

Images and words courtesy of Clara Uyttendaele.

This Author Sold Her House to Travel for a Year

At Behere, we’re constantly inspired by the amazing women in our community. We’re thrilled to feature some of their stories and share how they’ve made traveling while working possible. From unconventional roles, to starting businesses abroad, these women have made exploring new places a priority. They share their biggest learnings, favorite memories, and advice for someone thinking about living in a new city for a month.
Today’s Behere community feature, Marilyn Sadler, is an author who sold her house to travel for a year. Originally from Ohio, Marilyn recently sold her home and belongings to embark on a year abroad. She used Behere to book several months in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia. There, she’s focusing on writing, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and connecting with the community. Read more about her below.

You’re an author, but that’s not all. Tell us more about what you do.

I’m a writer and author of children’s books! As well, I’m the creator of a number of children’s television programs, including 2 shows for the Disney Channel. My profession has afforded me the luxury of being able to work from anywhere in the world, and I love it!
For my year abroad, I also recently created a travel and food website. There, I document the sites and sounds of the countries I visit, as well as the pleasures, and challenges, of being a raw vegan in some of the world’s diverse cultures. I would love to awaken others, in a gentler way, to the health benefits of eating vegan, not only for us humans, but for the planet at large. I don’t believe one has to preach one’s beliefs to change the world, but rather to live one’s life as an example.

Sold Her House to Travel for a YearSo far, what has your typical day looked like while traveling?

When I decided to commit to a year abroad, I sold my home and put my possessions in storage so I could travel the world without a care in the world.
As a result, I greet every day with this incredible feeling of freedom and lightheartedness. Some days I sleep late, other days I rise with the sun. Being a raw vegan always in search of food, Chiang Mai has been paradise for me. The quality, variety and abundance of fresh fruit is astounding, and the beautiful apartment I booked on Behere is located close to a fabulous grocery store. It’s been a very healing place for me, spiritually and emotionally.
I have access to yoga studios, parks and massage studios on every corner and I indulge in at least one of these luxuries every day. I also love that I can be as social as I choose thanks to Behere’s an amazing network of local hosts who provide a bevy of stimulating, cultural and fun activities in which to participate. Heck, they’ve even helped me find new friends!
In between all these daily choices (which can easily fill up your day), I work. The workspace I booked on Behere has provided a comfy place to soak up the energy of other hard working travelers. I find I get much more done in these work environments, away from my refrigerator.

What is your biggest take away/ learning while abroad?

When I left home to travel I had so many friends and family members tell me I was brave and that they couldn’t do what I was doing. Then they would follow up with “be careful” and “be safe”. What was so interesting was they were mostly men!
It never once occurred to me that I wouldn’t be safe. Nor did I think I was particularly brave. I was just following a desire so strong I’d had no choice but to act on it. And I’ve never looked back.
I’m learning that traveling alone is not so scary. As long as you have the internet, you can sit comfortably anywhere in the world and find everything you need while drinking a smoothie. Things work out when you relax, take a deep breath and smile at everyone – not in an insane looking way – but in a warm, friendly and inviting way. You’ll attract the right people into your space to help you, comfort you or find you some pineapple on a stick.

How has Behere helped in your journey?

Before I arrived in Chiang Mai, I spent a month in Japan, which I navigated on my own; booking flights, finding rooms and figuring out the many details you need to know when stepping foot in a foreign land. By the time I arrived in Thailand, I was a tad tired.
By using Behere, I had a beautiful apartment, with an amazing host who has helped me in every way you can imagine – from facilitating the renewal of my Thailand visa, to introducing me to a social network of people, activities and events, not to mention restaurants, juice bars and transportation options throughout the city. It’s been great to have support and someone there to help, no matter what I need or how soon.

We love hearing highlights from our communities adventures, what was one of yours?

It’s difficult to pick one memory, but I do have one favorite repeating memory. Every morning I wake up in what feels like a dream-come-true. I’m happy. I’m in control of my life. And I have the whole day ahead of me to follow my heart’s moment-to-moment desires. Then I stretch my arms up over my head and realize I’m smiling.

How has living in a new place affected your work?

Traveling alone has given me the time to turn inward and be what some might call selfish. To me it’s something we all have access to and it’s a good thing. We are in this physical world to express our creativity (in whatever form that takes) and to share our authentic selves and our inner beauty.
Having the freedom to be alone and tap into deeper parts of myself has been a tremendous boost to my creativity. I left home having lost my desire to work. Sitting down to write had become an excruciating chore. Shortly after arriving in Chiang Mai, ideas for stories began to pop into my head, leading me down that old, familiar road to the land of make-believe.

Finally, what’s your #1 piece of advice for someone who’s thinking about living in a new city for a month?

If your desire is strong enough, like mine, you will act on yours too. At that point, keep your mind focused on moving forward. Don’t think about what you’re leaving behind. You can always return to whatever that was. I guarantee you won’t want to though.
Also, I didn’t make my decision overnight. I made it slowly over time, until the next thing I knew I was on the phone with a realtor. Six months later, here I am, in Chiang Mai.

Connect with Marilyn online at on Facebook and on Instagram. You can check out her travel and food blog here, and on Instagram and Facebook.

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Images and words courtesy of Marilyn Sadler.