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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Book Me @ this year Women In Travel Summit

How would you like 30 minutes with me to pick my brain? Find out how to budget for travel, plan travel, and use travel to help you in your career!




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Bean Town Fun!

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This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Boston for the first time ever to attend the second Women In Travel Summit (WITS) Conference.

During my short visit to Bean Town, I got to visit Harvard’s campus, visit the Original Cheers bar and have authentic Clam Chowder soup and I got to mix and mingle and meet women from all over the world during the conference at the Revere Hotel.

During the conference, I was able to not only be a sponsor of WITS, I got to promote my book, “Wanderlust: For The Young, Broke Professional,” a budget travel book that gives creative ways to go abroad and make money while living on a budget.  (www.wanderlustybp.com)

Over the weekend I had a few professional development thoughts that I would love to share with you all:

1) Please attend professional conferences in your field, it is a great way to meet people, network, and grow and explore.

2) Map out your goals step by step and make it happen! Stop with the excuses.

3) Make sure your online presence is there! People should be able to Google you and find out exactly what you are about

4) If ever in Boston, you HAVE to try to Boston Baked Beans at the Cheers restaurant! They are amazing.

Hope these tips helps you all!

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Deidre Mathis

Deidre Mathis is an author, a world traveler, travel blogger, and public speaker. She has traveled to 23 countries over 5 continents doing everything from teaching English in South Korea, riding camels in Jaipur, India, and eating Ostrich meat in South Africa. Her first book, Wanderlust: For the Young, Broke Professional details how she was able to successfully budget to quit her job and do nothing but travel for an entire year. During her gap year of traveling, she was able to travel to 12 countries in 12 months for less than $12,000. Check out her blog at http://www.passportsandpizzazz.com20140711-091322-33202594.jpg