Last week, we put our goals on paper as a way to cement our commitment to them. This week, the rubber hits the road as I share some of the effective ways I approached my debt on the way to saving for a dream trip around the world. 1. Value saving money over spending it […]
Budgeting & Finances
If you’ve been on the backpacker trail for a short time, such as while visiting a single country, or even just been perusing travel blogs online, you may have picked up on a common answer to the question “Where are you from?” The most frequent answers in my experience have been: Australia New Zealand United […]
In the first article of my series on Saving for a Trip Around the World, I shared a little background on my decision to make a global tour my personal goal. I also touched on the reality of my financial situation at the time (namely my debt). For the remainder of the series, I will […]
The story behind my decision to backpack around the world for 12+ months.
I received my first annual bonus…ever…yesterday. I’d been looking forward to the day since my company was acquired in 2005. Perhaps that is why it seemed so anti-climactic. I had earmarked the whole bonus for my RTW savings 15 months before it was in my pocket. Don’t get me wrong; I’m very satiated by the […]