How much does a life of constant travel cost? It’s a fair question, as it’s a relatively curious and out of the box thing I’ve been doing over the past 18 months. If you’ve been following along with my ‘cost of travel’ posts over the last year and a half, you’ll know that I keep a pretty dang detailed record of how much I spend whilst traveling. Each month, I Continue reading What Does 365 Days of Travel Cost? Less Than $50/day.
While the month of October was a pretty expensive month of living in London (which is a bit more indicative of the cost of travel in Western Europe anyway), the month of November was unbelievably cheap thanks to the wonders of housesitting, relatives, and moving on from the pound to the euro. ENGLAND (London) The first 13 days of November found me housesitting in a very lovely Borough of London Continue reading The Cost of Travel – November 2015 roundup
When you travel long term like I have for the past year, and you don’t have any source of income, you need to get creative on how to save money. The most expensive part of traveling is definitely accommodation. I stay in hostels for the most part, which definitely helps, but in places like London, or really just Western Europe in general, housing is still expensive. A spot in an 12-18 Continue reading How to Save Money on Accommodation by House Sitting
Travel insurance is one of those topics that is under constant debate in the travel world. Do I really need to buy expensive insurance? Will I really end up using it? Or will it just be a waste of money? Is it better to be safe than sorry? I’m more in the mindset of the latter category. I’d rather have a fall back just in case something happens. Plus my Continue reading The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000
The month of October was my second month on the road but my first FULL month of travel (I spent the first week and a half of September at home in Massachusetts). I also spent the 10th month of the year in two separate countries: China and Nepal. The majority of my time in Nepal was spent on the Jiri – Everest Base Camp trek which I’ll write a separate Continue reading The cost of travel – October 2014 budget roundup
Back at the beginning of the year when I first started blogging and recording my budgets, I had said I wanted to save $20,000 before I left for my trip. And guess what my friends…I did it!! I have $20,448.45 in my ‘Travel the World’ fund and $3,000 in an ‘Emergency/Return Home’ fund. Which brings us to a grand total of $23,448.45! Not too shabby in a year and a Continue reading I reached my goal – over $20,000 saved for travel!
Travel hacking is an amazing thing and I don’t understand why more people don’t do it. This post touches upon how I earned over 225,000 miles in just 10 months for travel. I’m not sure the term ‘hacking’ is quite right as you’re not really doing anything wrong. You’re just learning the system and using it to your advantage. When I knew my overseas adventure was imminent I began researching ways Continue reading Travel Hacking or How I Earned Over 225,000 Miles in 10 months