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About

My name is Krystal Yee. I am a freelance writer & blogger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I have 7+ years of experience as a marketing professional, specializing in graphic design and social media communication. Now, as a freelance writer, I write about personal finance – budgeting, getting out of debt, home ownership, and of course – living a fulfilling life with less.

Riding the train from Geneva to Chamonix, France (February, 2012). Photo by Nicolas D Robitaille.
Riding the train from Geneva to Chamonix, France (February, 2012). Photo by Nicolas D Robitaille.

Frugal travel has been a passion of mine for years, and I thrive on adventure. I enjoy the exhilaration of climbing mountains, the hustle and bustle of a working city, the peacefulness of being surrounded by nature, long train rides, and eating interesting foods from around the world.

The peak of Black Tusk Mountain, south of Whistler, BC, Canada (October, 2008).
The peak of Black Tusk Mountain, south of Whistler, BC, Canada (October, 2008).

I went to Central Michigan University on a full field hockey scholarship. I eventually finished my education at Camosun College, where I graduated from the Applied Communication Program.

My writing has been published in major Canadian media outlets such as the Toronto Star, Moneyville.ca, Yahoo! Finance, Canadian Living Magazine, FLARE Magazine, Metro News, and of course, on my own blog – Give Me Back My Five Bucks. I have also received mention in the Wall Street Journal, MSN Money, Consumerist, Financial Post, and the Globe and Mail.

Photo by Deddeda Stemler for the Globe and Mail (October, 2007)
Photo by Deddeda Stemler for the Globe and Mail (October, 2007)

Frugal Wanderer is a unique website because of my passion for budget traveling, and my background in writing and social media. I understand how important it is to travel and see the world at every stage of your life – even when money is tight – and my hope is to share and discuss ideas within an online community.

I love connecting with new people, so please feel free to contact me through this blog, follow me on Twitter, or subscribe to Frugal Wanderer’s RSS feed.