Liv's adventure in Asia

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One of the best things about working at Chip is getting updates from our users. Hearing stories of how Chip has changed their life for the better always gets us smiling.

Meet Liv. She’s 27. A part-time nanny and Yoga instructor. 

Liv got Chip last year to save up for a holiday to Asia with her boyfriend. 

Not only did she reach her goal, she had such a good time that she got in touch to say thanks. She even sent us some super cute snaps from her hols. 

This is her story...

I was desperate to get away and have real break from London but wasn’t sure how I was going to save up for a two week holiday and keep doing the things I wanted to, like going out with my friends.

With 9 months to go, I downloaded Chip and started saving straight away. I can’t say I was completely confident the app alone would help me to reach my goal — but it certainly wasn’t going to do any harm, so I gave it a try. 

Little did i know! Three months in, I had already saved over a third of what I needed and started planning the trip. I even upped my Chip save amount to add in a visit to Cambodia after Thailand. For the first time my savings were opening up possibilities rather than closing doors! 

It sounds impossible, but I genuinely didn’t notice the money leaving my account. I’m prone to an impromptu supermarket stop or after work drink, and each Chip save fell into the same little affordable bracket.

Fast forward nine months and Josh and I set off on our merry way. We wanted to fit as much in as possible (and we really did)!

It would take forever to talk you through the best moments from our two-week stay, so I’ll just share with you a few photos from our favourite parts.

 Meeting elephants at the Sai Yoke Elephant Camp.

Meeting elephants at the Sai Yoke Elephant Camp.

 Trekking up the mountains in Chiang Mai.

Trekking up the mountains in Chiang Mai.

 Exploring Battambang on the Sangkae river in Cambodia.

Exploring Battambang on the Sangkae river in Cambodia.

The thing that took me by surprise the most was how little I had to cut back. Over the nine months before our holiday, I still can’t believe I didn’t have to change my lifestyle. I didn’t miss out on anything yet I’d managed to save up for the trip of a lifetime! 

 Taking a well deserved break in Pai, Thailand.

Taking a well deserved break in Pai, Thailand.

We were so pleased when Liv got in touch with Chip HQ to share the memories she made. It really doesn’t matter whether your goal is £100 or £10,000, for one month's time or one year's time. If we’ve helped you reach it — then that makes us happy. So keep on saving and sharing!