Hi! I’m Anna, and I want to thank you for visiting Anna en Route.

My passion for travel began before I can honestly even remember. My childhood was filled with trips all across America with my family. We would hit the road with our bags packed and not a single hotel reservation made. Some of my most treasured memories took place on those trips.

Fast forward many years to when I was 17. I was enamored with British culture. I watched British TV shows and kept up with all the royal family happenings. It was my dream to go to England, and luckily, my high school offered educational trips to different locations in Europe each year. My mom went with me to an informational meeting, but the price took us back quite a bit. I don’t remember how much it was, but I do remember us getting home and deciding: “We can do it cheaper.” And that is exactly what we did.

The next summer we traveled to London on our own. The summer after that we drove along the southern coast of England, seeing all that it had to offer. Each year, I add more adventures to my list – and I do it on a budget.


People always ask how I afford to travel as far and often as I do, and there’s no big secret. You have to be smart.

In 2017, I started this blog to help others discover new destinations. I want to show the world that anyone can travel. 

Enjoy my blog! I hope it inspires you to get out and see the world.

Much love, Anna