Budget Travel Expert, Author, Solo Traveler, Wanderstay Hotels Owner

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Milwaukee: 4th WITS in a row

I had the pleasure of speaking at my 4th annual WITS (Women In Travel Summit) and I couldn’t be happier!

It’s also my first time in Milwaukee!


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Deidre on the tube! Take a look at my YouTube travel videos. From Monkey Beach, Thailand to tasting the smelliest fruit in the world and jumping from the Auckland Tower, these videos bring you with me on my travels!

Deidre on the Tube


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Wanderlust Hostel needs YOUR help!

As you all know, I am opening a hostel in Houston, Texas summer 2017 and we need your help!
The hostel will sleep 40 people and be located within a 10 minute walking distance from the Houston Metro system. In order for me to secure a particular piece of property, I have to get certifications, licenses, and pay certain taxes which totals about $5,000. I started my campaign  Wanderlust Houston Hostel  to raise this money and I have a little over 35 days to get it done.
So where do you and others come into play:
1) Donation
2) Sponsor
3) Invest
1) A donation is a short term gift towards the major goal of 5k! All donations help overall!
2) Sponsor: If you are looking to receive a tax write off and sponsor a business, this is a great opportunity! You will sponsor at least half of the project ($2,500) and receive free hostel stays, a spot on the hostels website for the first 2 years of operation, and you will be able to name one of the rooms at the hostel!
3) Invest! If you are willing to invest the total project of $5,000 the owner (Deidre Mathis) will be willing to discuss a payback schedule (i.e. 1% of gross income for the first 6 months of the hostel openings PLUS the initial investment. The hostel is currently projected to profit $275,000 in the first 6 months which makes your payback: $7,750 ($5,000 PLUS $2,750)
Thanks for your time!


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ATTENTION HOUSTON: COME SEE ME AT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

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DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: DEIDREWORLDWIDE


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Yee-Haw! It’s Houston Rodeo Time!

I have seen the Rodeo on television many times but never thought that I would actually have the opportunity to experience one in real life. Over the weekend I visited my first Houston Rodeo and had the time of my life! Almost 75,000 people were in attendance over the weekend which made for a sold out event.

Funnel cakes, friend oreos, turkey legs, BBQ, and roasted corn were all in abundance and I indulged in most of it, happily! I even enjoyed a few fair rides, I felt like a kid all over again.

The actual rodeo started that evening and was full of action events such as bull riding, calf wrangling, and horse races. It was amazing!

If you have a chance to attend the rodeo, please do- you won’t be disappointed.

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