Welcome. I’m Dan, a 90s kid and proud owner of Low Cost Millennial.
I started this blog as a creative outlet when I had just finished university. I wanted to share my stories and experiences in the two main things I love: food and travel.
In my day to day life, I try to have a low cost and minimalistic outlook on life. I believe that money should be spent on experiences and memories, rather than materialistic purchases. I believe that conforming to society’s expectations is often what leaves people in budget problems and there is no need meet any expectations at all.
Since leaving my parents’ home at 18, cooking has been a haven for me, a way to de-stress from the pressures of university work and a place for me to experiment. I spent countless hours simmering curries, blending chickpeas into hummus and baking banana bread.
Not long after, I started to realise the cost of food was adding up. I started to experiment more with plant-based cooking, which pushed me to discover new ingredients with bold flavours and get creative with meat-free meals – which made cooking a whole lot more budget-friendly and environmentally-friendly!
As a Geography graduate, it’s in my blood to want to explore the world. But we all know how expensive travel can be. I’ve spent hours upon hours researching and educating myself on budget travel and learning from first hand experiences (both good and bad). I’ve learnt that travel can be in-expensive, full of opportunities and experiences that will be with you forever and perhaps open your mind to new ideas.
I’m really hoping that this website will help you in some way, whether it’s to educate or inspire. I encourage you to live the life you’ve always wanted. I hope that the website becomes a tool for you to perhaps take some risks in the kitchen, travel to places you’ve always wanted to and enjoy life, low cost.