Frugal fashion writer spends just £100 a week globe-trotting in five star luxury – and has revealed how she does it
The 23-year-old magazine writer says her strict lifestyle and diet of tinned fish and vegetables saves her £600 each month.
Bridie Wilkinson, 23, swears by a strict diet of tinned fish and vegetables and walking instead of taking the tube.
The fashion writer, from London, says the changes, have saved her £600 per month and have allowed her to save enough money to travel to luxury resorts in 19 countries.
She has enjoyed stays at the luxurious Anantara Uluwatu hotel in Bali, enjoyed a spot of relaxation at Velassaru island in the Maldives after booking a Black Friday deal, and stayed in the sunny kissed town of Seiano on the Sorrento peninsula in Italy.
But she admits enjoying the jet-set lifestyle doesn’t come without sacrifice, as she has cut her food spending to just £15 each week and travel costs down to £10.
Bridie also says, she no longer goes on nights out as it denies her the chance to make memories for a lifetime.
Bridie says travel makes her a more well-rounded person (Image: bridiewilkins/Instagram)
She told the Mail Online : “My family and friends think I’m mad for restricting myself as much as I do, but I don’t think twice about restricting my diet to things such as canned fish.
“If you love something as much as I do travelling, the sacrifices you make don’t even cross your mind.”
Some of her favourite destinations include Bali, the Maldives and Rome, and she already has trips to Los Angeles, Mexico and Copenhagen lined up.
She blogs about her travels via bridiewilkins.co.uk and reveals her latest snaps on Instagram @bridiewilkins. She believes the journeys have given her a “new zest for life”.
Bridie said: “I’m a lot more confident, travel has changed everything. I absolutely love seeing new parts of the world. It has made me into a more well-rounded person.
“When I’m not travelling or working, I spend most of, if not all, of my waking hours researching where else to go. The world is a beautiful place.”
She says: “You don’t have to save for months – if you really want something, you can make it happen.
“You’d never imagine it was possible to stay at some of the resorts I do on my wages, but I make it happen. I’m a live-in-the-moment kind of girl and, so far, it’s taking me far.
“I’d like to think sharing my experiences will inspire others to stop being complacent and take the leap.”