We are now nearing the middle of a chilly October. While the Autumn rays occasionally crack the clouds, the brown leaves, howling winds and six o’clock sunsets remind us that summer is a distant memory and the freezing misery of British winter is on our doorstep. Joy.
In a somewhat futile effort to brighten these increasingly dark days, we’ve decided to launch a series on Muslim travel bloggers. As these lucky people manage to live their lives on the move, we’ve decided to name this blog-based endeavour Halal Holiday Hackers. Expand. Well, because they’ve cracked the code that allows them to spend their days jet-setting from one country to the next. We’re still trying to decipher it, unfortunately.
Trust us, this series isn’t designed to make you insanely jealous. Instead, we want to show you how there are countless halal friendly destinations, hotels, and packages for the ummah. Well, it might make you a bit jealous, but it should also give you a lot of inspo for your next trip.
Greeks and drama! I sometimes feel that if there was no drama Greeks wouldn’t know how to cope with life 😂 . . Recently there have been some family drama and it is very easy to get sucked into these things. You lose your energy, time and thoughts into what will happen or how to do things better. . . I am known for trying to keep everyone happy but sometimes keeping other happy we lose our own happiness,positivity, energy and peace of mind. . . Recently i made a conscious decision i want nothing with drama and energy vampires. Yes to helping but it is important recognising that some people thrive on drama and no matter what you do they still go back to old known patterns. . . People say im positive and indeed it might be true but it’s a conscious decision of my priorities and life goals. . . I have spent a lot of time wasting myself and also a lot of time learning about myself and now i can confidently say i set boundaries. Magically people respect you more for this and they look forward to your opinions becauae they know they are drama free. . . So next time you get stuck in am all consuming feud remember what is most important to you, your inner peace amd values. . . Stay positive, smile and be true to yourself ✌❤ ……………. #positivelife #muslimtravelgirl #muslimah #islam #peace #dohaexpat #qatarlife #dohalife #lifelessons #lifegoals #muslimtravelers #seemydoha
We’re kicking the series off with Muslim Travel Girl, an A-lister of the blogging scene and someone who can actually offer you some serious hacks. As in, the save-you-lots-of-money kind. Leeeet’s go.
Muslim Travel Girl was started by a UK-based frequent flyer called Elena. When you picture a travel blogger, you tend to envision a person rich enough to never worry about money, despite the fact they seem to be on holiday and not at work 100% of the time. You know, the kind who says stuff like ‘quit your job and follow your dreams!!’ or other platitudes that would leave most people bankrupt within a month. But not Elena. She talks about money all the time. Or rather, she gives you tips on saving it.
Thank you momondo for including me in this list of amazing women! . . . The world is too beautiful not to travel. There are so many places, people and cultures to explore. None of us is unique! We sometimes live in our own bubble but the world is such a big thing of beauty. . . . Let’s build bridges, have fun, show people Muslims are amazing, give dawah without speaking, pray in silence and love unconditionally your brothers and sisters! . . . p.s. Two cool Muslim dudettes in there 😉 . . . P.s.s LINK in Bio for your read . . . #muslimtravelgirl #halaltravel #muslimtravel #inspirationalwomen #travelbloggers #instatravel #vloggers #bloggers #inspiration #travelers #interview
Muslim Travel Girl is full of tips and hacks that will help you pinch pennies on your hols while still vacationing like a king/queen. For example, there’s a post on the cheapest flights to Oman this Autumn; there’s another about saving on a continental breakfast at a swanky hotel; there are even a few where she sticks to the travel blogging traditions, like reviewing hotels in Doha or ranking daytrips from London.
And as you can see dotted throughout this post, she’s got a pretty solid Instagram profile, too.
The MTG website says it helps ‘Muslim millennials travel in style without breaking the bank’. If you’re a Muslim millennial who likes going on holiday and not returning to find yourself several hundred quid into your overdraft, then you better head to MTG now.
Apologies in advance if this post has given you a serious case of FOMO. But it’s a small price to pay for all the hacks and inspiration that this series will give you for saving money, trying new things in faraway places, and keeping it halal while on holiday.