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Who are the Economical Excursionists?

Hey there! My Name is LeAnna Brown and along with my husband, Andy, we are the founder’s of Economical Excursionists.


Economical Excursionists LeAnna and Andy Brown


If you are a person who has always dreamed of traveling, seeing the world and creating memories of a lifetime, but were never sure where to start, how to afford it or where exactly to go, you have found your new favorite website!


That’s because I take all the guess work out of trip planning.  We are budget travelers, like yourself, who place a high value on experiences, without wanting to spend a fortune for them!  I give you such detailed advice that anyone from a beginner to an advanced traveler will find beneficial information.


We aren’t rich, we haven’t inherited a trust fund and we live off about $35,000 a year, including all our daily expenses, bills AND travel!  We are just your average family with an addiction for adventure and seeing the world.



A little background….


Andy and I were on the typical path of many people.  We both had steady and progressing careers in our hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.  We bought a home and started making our 5, 10 and 15 year life-goals.

Then, one day, we decided that we needed to see the world.


We packed our bags, rented out our home and moved to beautiful Bavaria, Germany.  Our main goal was to see as much of Europe and the world as possible in just a few years before moving back home and “settling” back down.

Economical Excursionists LeAnna and Andy Brown






We knew we wanted to travel as much as possible, but travel isn’t always cheap.  We knew that if we wanted to see as much as possible, we were going to have to find a way to pinch pennies and find alternative methods of travel.

This was when we learned about Travel Hacking.  We have now travel hacked our way through almost 40 countries, the majority of them with free flights and hotels, saving us tens of THOUSANDS dollars.

When travel hacking isn’t an option, we quickly learned all the inside tips and tricks on how to budget travel, like using alternative lodging, using Best Rate Guaranteed tricks and more.


Our love and passion for traveling on the cheap began to intrigue family and friends.  The more places we saw, the more people wanted to know how we did it.  What started as helping close family and friends travel for close to free with travel hacking turned into a demand from others wanting to know all our secrets.

So, we’ve combined all the best resources for budget travel, travel hacking and trip planning into one spot.  We’ve even created the FlyerMiler Tool for fellow travel hackers which takes all the time and energy out of figuring out the best use of airline points!  There will be no cobble-stone left unturned as we provide you with all the details you’ll need when planning your next dream vacation.

So, join us on our travels and let us help YOU plan yours!


Economical Excursionists LeAnna and Andy Brown


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