About Me

Roaming With Ruth

Who is Ruth (Roaming With Ruth)

I grew up traveling, but I suspect that I officially became addicted to travel during my trip to Africa and signed over my soul at Machu Picchu after a 4-day trek through the Andes Mountains.

After seven years at one of the ten largest companies in the world, I took a sabbatical to complete a trip around the world over three months.

 I’ve always loved balance.

I’m a business woman, that pairs intense jobs and demanding roles with my wanderlust and maximizing my vacation days.

I’m an artist (Former Ballerina and USC Song Girl), that pairs my right brain with my inner-nerd that loves strategy and numbers.

This blog for the busy people in the world that love to travel.
Go ahead, use all those vacations days. I’d love to inspire you.

Ruth 

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24 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi there, first off I love all your photos! I think it’s extremely important for a person to travel so great job to you! How do you budget all these trips?

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    • Hello Kara, Thank you so much! I usually start at the beginning of each year to outline how much I can/want to spend on travel (along with how I will carefully allocate all my vacation days to be able to fit it all in). Next, if I am planning a specific trip, I diligently do research around getting the most bang for my buck. It’s important to prioritize what is important to you for each location and what you are willing to spurge on and what parts you can do on a budget. I have traveled both ways…in a luxurious fashion at 5-star resorts and on the flip side, surviving all days in Italy off of baguettes and salami from a local market for all my meals. There are a lot of ways to save money and maximize your dollars while traveling whether it is optimizing travel once you get to your location or even visiting cities in different orders if you are visiting multiple cities. For example, I once saved us $1,000 by flying to Shanghai first from Tokyo and taking the train to Beijing after our visit, rather than our original plan to go to Beijing after Tokyo. So sometimes it’s about playing out what different scenarios look like when you book your travel to budget and maximize your dollars. You’ve inspired me to write a post about this! In short: plan, prioritize, get creative, and even adjust on the fly while you are there to ensure you are able to do what you want to do and in the budget that you have planned.

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