Seeing the Heart of America on a Budget


Cue the adventure-of-a-lifetime music and start the camera rolling because Piggy’s and my¬†road trip dreams are now a¬†reality. On a tight budget of PB&J’s, free Wi-Fi and car camping, we’ve driven more than 2,000 miles along the veins of America and continue to see signs of her heart pumping everywhere.

Trying to travel on a budget can seem nearly impossible, but trust me, it’s doable! Affordable travel comes in many layers. Are you on a college-kid budget hoping to see and really experience multiple states with¬†only a couple hundred dollars¬†to spend? Or, are you on a family vacation looking for local restaurants and activities that won’t starve¬†your savings? If so, look no further!

While on this circle-America adventure, I’m hunting¬†to find the wide¬†range of deals, tips and frugal¬†secrets¬†for you, me, and all other money-conscious travelers to use so we can enjoy the many wonders of America without breaking our piggy banks. In the coming posts, I will share tips for finding free Wi-Fi from forests to metropolises; getting the best¬†gas prices across the country; snagging last minute, near-half-price theater tickets at theaters like Minneapolis’s Guthrie and New York’s Broadway; and much more.

If you want to save your piggy bank from a fate worse than the thrift store shelf, join Piggy and I on our adventure right here at, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Think of all the piggy banks that could be saved!



About Mackenzie Foster

I was born in a small town in Texas, but have spent most of my life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nestled up against the Rockies, I enjoy the crisp mountain air, snow and small-town feel of the Springs. I just graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism in May 2015 at Southern California's Vanguard University. I love to write, hang out with friends and family, travel, hike, camp, go to the beach, watch movies, play volleyball and find good deals!

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