Stonehenge. Amesbury, UK

It all started from National Geographic magazines.  They were delivered month by month to my home for as long as I can remember until I graduated high school.  They were a gift from my uncle to my sisters and me.  My heart would race scrolling page by page, viewing each amazing photograph from across the world.  I would imagine, really imagine, being RIGHT THERE.  As I grew older, the “travel bug” never left.

Like most people, I didn’t have the money to travel. I screwed up my finances in my early 20’s and racked up tons of credit card debt.  Even though I didn’t have the money, I knew I wanted to travel the world.  So, I obtained a certificate in Travel and Tourism, wanting to learn as much as I can to fill the void that would soon be fulfilled. Finally, I am able to live my dreams!

Bellhop is not your typical travel blog.  Bellhop not only provide you travel tips, but financial tips as well.  I know how it feels to be in a financial rut with travel dreams.  You will learn how cut expenses, save, and take advantage of credit card points.  You will also follow me to each new destination as I share photos and travel tips I learn along the way.  Don’t have anyone to travel with?  I will also show you how to be a brave and confident solo traveler!

Everyone should get the chance to travel, to extend yourself from your usual paradigms, and to have a life changing experience.  For traveling really is life changing!  Just as a “bellhop” helps you with your bags, allow me to help you become a brave, confident, money savvy traveler!  Thanks for visiting!

Countries I’ve Visited

As of April 2017: France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Canada, United Arab Emirates

2017-18 plans: Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, Germany, India






  1. WMP

    You have a very inspiring story Jo Jo, I’m glad that things worked out well for you despite the setback you had with your finances in your early 20’s. I have always wanted to travel to Europe and Asia but I have never had the opportunity to do so. Hopefully, I will get a chance to do that someday. How many countries have you been to?

    1. Jo Jo

      So far London, UK; Paris, France; Interlaken, Swizerland; Milan, Italy; and Rome, Italy. I will include content on locations I’ve visited. Next year it will be Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands! 🙂

  2. lynnsamuelson

    Hi Jo Jo,
    I can relate to screwing up your finances during your twenties; I was guilty of that too LOL. I really like your site and I’ve been wanting to learn more about using points when I travel. I am sure there are ways I could be spending my money more wisely when I travel and I’d be very interested in learning how. More money saved means more trips I’d be able to take:)

  3. Marie

    Hi JoJo,
    Thank you for sharing your savings tips and especially your recommended travel accessory items, “really love” the water filter straw, what a brilliant idea!!! There is so much to prepare for when travelling and the is to travel light with travel necessities, your site has offered so much valuable information – Thank you for sharing

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