I spend a lot of time reading blogs and learning from other travelers on the web, but rarely do I find myself wanting to call up the writer and hope we become besties. She could very well be my travel twin. "Travel. Paint. Repeat." is a blog by Megan Van Groll who lives a common life that many of us can relate to with work obligations, limited vacation hours and a regular sized travel budget. Her recent post How I Afford Travel - Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget is a well written, well rounded review of travel for real people. Check it out!