Average rating:

out of 263 ratings.

Jackie is Great!

by dolphinlover29 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie is super relatable and gives great and helpful tips for traveling! Her guests are also fun and informative. Her podcast also fuels the wanderlust in me as I listen to each episode. Highly recommend!

Awesome, helpful and fun podcast

by ibt25 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie is awesome and honest about the ins and outs of traveling in a budget. She gives you information and resources to start on your own journey. She awakes your wanderlust and makes you want even more what you already know you want: to travel! But better yet, she knows there’s many ways to do it and has guests to tell you their stories and suggestions too. The podcast is fun and helpful, what else could you ask for!? Conclusions: traveling is possible for all, listen on to know how.

Inspiring, Informative and Engaging

by deedee618 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie is an inspiration for aspiring travelers everywhere. She doesn’t just give a run of the mill, “quit my job to travel the world” experience. She interviews families, kids, young and more mature adults alike. This podcast is for everyone. A must if you plan to travel. Thank you Jackie!

You’re Going to Want to Listen!

by Amanda Folk on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie’s podcast was one of the first podcasts I ever listened to and I can not recommend it enough. Not only does she help me dream about my next travel destination, but she and her guests give actionable steps to make it happen! This is everything you’re going to want in a travel podcast!

Great tips and topics

by Karen777Keto on
Rating: ★★★★★

I recently came across this podcast, which has lots of practical ideas for saving money when traveling abroad. Thank you for sharing this info with your fellow travelers!

Humble and Helpful

by GerardAZ on
Rating: ★★★★★

So many travel podcasts are pretentious and self-indulgent. Jackie does a wonderful job providing useful information in an entertaining manner. Besides, she has a great voice!

Super shallow

by Swooot on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Lots of giggling and talking about which guys are hot.

Very usesful podcast!

by jdog33333333333333333333333333 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podscast has tons of great tips for traveling. I travel all the time and have learned a lot from Jackie. Keep up the fantastic work!


by omalley13 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome podcast! Great ideas and inspiring enthusaism.


by Gemini International on
Rating: ★★★★★

Name says it all, her podcast is inspiring. I was aprehensive at first, because I have found that female podcasters and male podcasters have very different styles to their media. I was worried it would be overly centralized in interpersonal relationships and less about the nitty gritty about travel. I was dead wrong and have no problem admitting it. She covers everything. That said, I am truly inspired by her breaking free from traditional norms, and can't wait to see where she ends up. It's like a good book that doesn't end.

Great travel podcast

by James re 74 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie is a great host and she brings on some of the most interesting guest

Great podcast needs to be longer.!!!

by Sailorglen on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie , I'm binge listening to your podcast from the beginning and I'm really enjoying your enthusiasm!

Practical and Reasonable Travel Tips and Inspiration

by creatorsmark on
Rating: ★★★★★

I "fell" into backpacking and was never the same since, Jackie hits the main points of those with wanderlust who want to start or are already veterans. She's easy and fun to listen to, driving home the importance of travel and pursuing passion. I find myself agreeing with her ideas based on personal experience and often times saying "why didn't I think of that!" Especially taking on notes for when I hit the road as a nomad again. It's easy to feel "abnormal" in a 9-5 society when everyone thinks you just go on "vacation" all the time. Thanks Jackie for helping provide a network of people who are like minded and inspire more to break the mould.

Love your podcast

by Ivyleaf072 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I just got back from backpacking a few months ago and I wish I had heard this podcast before I left! So many helpful tips and hints. Thank you for your help, your podcast is great :)


by sea-wandering on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great way to pass the time, and a great way to be informed. variations throughout, never gets boring, there is an unlimited amount of positive ways to put this but definitely download you will not regret it spending your time listening.

Taking the leap

by bigtex9 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have been on the fence for a year or so about whether or not to continue my college education and obtaining my bachelors now that I have completed my associates degree. Listening to the podcast has reinforced my self-confidence enough to the point where I am going to take the leap and travel while I can, and look into careers/jobs utilizing my computer science skills. Thank you

Helpful and down to earth

by Athomejulie on
Rating: ★★★★★

She has a wealth of info about traveling and ways to do it, where to go, how to save money yet she's down to earth so you can listen to her for hours. Lots of hot tips!

A fantastic resource for any traveler!!

by Mutagenic1979 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I've been listening to this podcast for probably over a year while dreaming all the while of traveling overseas for the first time. Jackie provides both inspiration for you to make your travel dreams a reality, as well as all of the practical, logistical information you could possibly need. I am now getting ready to leave on a round the world trip, which will be my first time overseas & this podcast has been a major go-to resource for me while preparing for this trip. It has given me courage, inspiration, advice, tips, knowledge, and I am just grateful that it exists, especially as a thrifty person who loves to save money whenever possible, but still dreams of seeing the world. Thank you Jackie - keep up the great work & here's to many more great episodes ahead!

So much inspiration!

by Emcoutu on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am so incredibly grateful to have found this podcast I've been inspired for a long time to add more travel to my life and every single episode leaves me with spectacular little gems of knowledge and inspiration to make this happen. she's managed to find a way to make up so it's entertaining and educational if you dream of traveling or adding more venture to your life definitely add this to your list of podcasts to listen to!

Love it

by LindsayRoseEliz on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast. I discovered it this weekend, and I'm addicted. I've already listened to nearly half the episodes.

I hate painting but I like this podcast.

by BREJones2000 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Found this podcast a couple weeks ago and have been really getting a lot out it. I am readying my house for sale and have been cleaning and painting and packing and even more painting (I hate painting). Anyway we (me wife and 2 kids) are getting ready to leave for a year or more. This podcast has been a real asset.

This podcast has it all!

by Karileed on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. It's fun and very inspiring. Jackie makes you want to get out there explore the world and experience life to the fullest. Her guests offer great insight on different ways to make international travel attainable. Keep up the great work Jackie!

It's just really amazing !

by Ailiiin.qm on
Rating: ★★★★★

I just found this podcast a few weeks ago And I found it amazing There are tons of great and valuable information generously shared by her It's so organized And Honestly It inspired me to live my dreams Make them my goals And I already feel great Thanks you so so much Jackie for being such an amazing person And thanks for all your effort you put into this Best wishes for you Ailin

If you need a push to Pursue your traveling dreams

by Dore88 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I just heard my first episode of this podcast with Tess who left u.s 7 years ago. I was so impressed and moved by her. And the host Jackie makes the listening to the podcast fun and entertaining.

Best travel podcast on iTunes!

by Bizlove11 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I first heard Jackie's podcast a couple of months ago as I was looking for information as I plan my RTW trip in 2017 and I was instantly drawn into her charm and delivery. After having going back and listening to every single episode from front to back, I can say that her content and information in each episode is a little pot of gold each time. Even episodes that didnt apply to me (ie. traveling with family) gave me tips and suggestions I can use. Since then I have ventured out to other travel podcasts and have discovered that Jackie's structure is topnotch. I love that her podcasts are organized and professional and I particularly enjoy the "themes" that she will do for 4 episodes or so. Plus the fact that she has her show notes page for each episode is the icing on the cake. Thank you Jackie for a thoughtful, well exectued podcast and I look forward to many more.

Inspiration & Practical Tips

by Lauren1748484939 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Inspiration for all with wanderlust, and practical tips to make it more affordable. I've already learned a ton through the episodes I've listened to so far, and I'm excited for the ones I have left to hear. Thanks for the awesome content!


by Agrant925 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast satiates my wanderlust until my next trip. I really enjoy hearing about far away places and adding them to my bucket list.

Best Travel Podcast/Fb Group/Snapchat

by Romanijoe on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie puts out the best, most diverse info about last minute travel and long term sustained trips. She puts her passion into making sure it's easy for you to connect with other travelers who can help you on your journey. You have to follow her snapchat it's hilarious

Delightful listen and extremely helpful

by HeatherB504 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This has been my go-to podcast for the last month while I get geared up for a month long trip abroad. Jackie addresses any issue you could think of with humor, insight, and overall great advice. Especially inspiring for solo female travel. Listening is getting me SO excited for my trip while also giving me all the information I need to be prepared. Thanks do much Jackie! You're awesome!

It's inspirational!

by M @SweetAdventureLife on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie is amazing! She is so pasionate about traveling and her energy is contagious. I love it!! Started to listening to the podcast at the beggining of june because I started a long commute...and typed "travel" to listen to some music in spotify and surprisely found the BMT podcast. Since then, my commute is not too bad anymore since I get to listen to all the great advices about traveling, the interviews that are so related to all of us, and Jackie has such a great way to compel all the amazing stories in a informative and funny way. I'm all caught up now and I cant wait for next episode...Gracias Jackie!


by cubanajg on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great podcast. Super informative. Great guests.

Excellent podcast

by Thumbelina89316 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have learned so much from this podcast. Jackie is very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. I recommend her podcast to anybody I know that's planning to travel.

Now planning my first 30 day trip to Europe!

by Angela0824 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Listening to this podcast has inspired me to plan my first Euro trip for my husband and I! I love listening to Jackie's stories of her travels and all her helpful advice on traveling on a budget. I just finished reading her book (a must have) and feel more confident in planning a 30 day trip to Europe! I have been to a couple countries, two weeks at a time, such as: Ireland, Italy, Costa Rica and Mexico. But, I have never taken a whole month off to travel around Europe or any other country. My husband and I were thinking of stopping in Iceland on the way to Europe (A recommendation from Jackie). From there, we would then go to Scotland, Spain, and Italy. Thank you so much Jackie for creating your blog and podcast! You are a true inspiration when it comes to pursuing your dreams of travel!

Down to earth!

by Cece.Rider on
Rating: ★★★★★

So do-able. Jackie’s philosophy is one that she lives. I love the episode about ‘how” to find the money to travel. I wish I’d heard that years ago when I was much younger.

Awesome podcast!

by lakerfanatsdsu on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love jackies podcast. It always has interesting topics and love the conversation. Follow her snapchat! You won't regret it if you love travel!

So helpful!

by duanebenson on
Rating: ★★★★★

We love Jackie! She has added so much value to us and our story through her podcasts. They have really helped us think through our travels with practical steps to make it more financially feasible. Thanks Jackie! Keep up the amazing work!

Highly recommended

by Powerhiker on
Rating: ★★★★★

Definately one of my favorite podcasts. Very informative, encouraging, and inspiring. I always have a pen and paper handy to jot down info. Jackie is very talented and fun to listen to.

Best Travel Podcast

by Mrs. Miranda Lillian on
Rating: ★★★★★

The BMT is such a great travel podcast. There are awesome travel tips and guest interviewees. The BMT is also a fantastic blog. A must listen if you have up coming travel plans.

Simply wonderful

by msilkwolfe on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie’s podcast is simply amazing. I’ve been listening since episode 1, and it’s accompanied me on long car rides, walks to class, in the shower, and many other times. She has a very practical yet inspiration approach to travel, and after listening to one episode you’ll be hooked and will want to go ahead and book that flight that’s been itching at you! Two thumbs up. Keep up the good work, Jackie!

Great info!

by Sydney Furie on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast and Jackie's willingness to be open personally. Especially love the Oktoberfest episode and the series on solo travel.

5-star Travel Podcast

by Dan Kueck on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is right up my alley. I listened to all the episodes on Spotify. Now I have subscribed here in iTunes. Every episode you will find something that you can use, regardless of the title name. As an infrequent international traveler, I can attest to the tips and advice she gives. This has re-ignited my travel bug. Jackie is a great host and has really done a fantastic job with this podcast.

Brilliant Podcast

by KristinLuise on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie provides a fresh perspective on travel. I love that this podcast focuses on the how-tos of travel and also doing so on a budget. She is a genuine and personable host and manages to bring on the coolest of guests. Also be sure to follow her on snapchat for some spectacular views :)

Life Changing!

by RebekahBenson on
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVE this podcast! I am certain I have listened to every single one. I found Jackie a few months back when my family was dreaming about a trip around the world but had no idea where to start. I stumbled upon The Budget Minded Traveler and was hooked! I listened to the episodes non-stop. She really made traveling a possibility and now we are selling our house and preparing our family for a trip around the world! I honestly don’t know if I would have had the courage without all the practical advice I’ve gotten from this podcast.

Great show on packing for males

by SoonerSailor on
Rating: ★★★★★

Really enjoyed the show on packing for males. Contained great tips and ideas. Thank you!

Helpful and Aspiring

by lilphancie915 on
Rating: ★★★★★

After going abroad for six months, I was searching for inspiration for my next adventure as well as tips to do so. This podcast has provided a plethora of how-to's and has also inspired me to try new things and to give different ways of travel a try.

Love this

by Wayway 445 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. she has made it seem so much more possible to travel and I listen every chance I can.

Really Great Podcast!

by doublek89 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast so much! Jackie has such enthusiasm about the subjects that she talks about, and she covers/asks all the questions that your thinking about in the back of your mind whilst listening to the podcast. I am an avid traveler and have learned many tricks of the trade because of Jackie. Giver her a follow, you won’t regret it!Thanks Jackie!

Awesome podcast!

by jennhopek on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am planning a trip (long-term) and was looking for a podcast that would help me with all the things I would have no idea I needed to know. I am about half way through all the podcasts and am so great full I found such a helpful podcast! I have found so many amazing tips that I otherwise would have had no idea about. I highly recommend!

Learn how to fulfill your wanderlust here!

by Skiday5217 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Jackie, along with her guests, provide clear and concise tips for traveling the world. The level of material is high quality - is parallel (sometimes better than) to travel guide books. I've been listening to Jackie's from almost day one and I can tell you I keep finding my inspiration to travel through her podcast. Highly recommended!

Awesome Awesome Awesome!

by Super Duper Luke on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Budget Minded Traveler is a great podcast for staying inspired in travel! Thank you so much for your positive and enthusiastic voice Jackie!