There's a saying: youth is wasted on the young.

It's usually uttered by much older people who look at young people and think they're not utilising the best years of their life. However, it's pretty hard to adopt that mentality as a young adult if you're just making it to pay day every month because life is just too expensive.

But one crafty woman has revealed how she manages to live in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world, and still have enough money to go on lavish holidays all around the globe.

Warning: it's not easy.

Bridie Wilkins realised early on that she wanted to travel and be exposed to different cultures, climates and communities. So she looked at where she could trim down her expenses and decided to ditch public transport and live off £100 ($131) a week.

That means her meals each day were very basic and would usually consist of tinned tuna. But it's seriously paid off and she ends up saving rough £600 ($791) every month. The 23-year-old has told the Daily Mail: "I don't think twice about restricting my diet to things such as canned fish - if you love something as much as I do travelling, the sacrifices you make don't even cross your mind.

"Travel has changed everything. I absolutely love seeing new parts of the world. It has made me into a more well-rounded person."

But the young lady admits that it hasn't been easy making the strict lifestyle change and her social life has suffered as a result. Despite it being difficult, she says she wouldn't have it any other way and is constantly looking at the next destination to fly to.

Bridie says a seemingly expensive holiday can be made much cheaper if you book well in advance and keep an eye out for good deals. Her Instagram page says she's so far ticked off 19 countries and will soon hit up Copenhagen, Los Angeles and Mexico.

She adds: "You'd never imagine it was possible to stay at some of the resorts I do on my wages, but I make it happen. I'm a live-in-the-moment kind of girl and, so far, it's taking me far."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Bridie Wilkins

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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