About Me

Hello…

My name is Shantel! I’m a Black woman and Mental Health Provider who discovered a love for travel. What I don’t love so much is how much travel can cost. As the true daughter of immigrants I am, I searched for ways to save on my adventures. I stumbled into travel hacking. Well some call it travel hacking, I like to think of it as travel maximization. In my research of travel maximization (aka travel hacking), I didn’t find a lot of people that looked like me or shared important parts of my experience. To quote Berna Anat , it’s been “hella maleand hella pale” , I won’t say hella stale but at times it can be dry. Also, I am not financially independent, I don’t make six figures, and I have student loans – even though I wanted the payment pause to continue forever. All that to say, the way my financial situation is set up…. Travel maximization is a MUST. As I learn more about the possibility of travel maximization, I wanted to create a space to share my knowledge with others, especially those who can relate to my experience so more folks can see the possibility of travel in their own lives and do so in cost effective ways!