Just a quick note to share I received my last paycheck, including vacation time payout, this morning. I more than met my savings goals – I exceeded them. I know the figures can seem daunting, however many people go abroad with far less than me, and either work or volunteer, or stick to the cheaper regions. All I can say is I did it my way (Sinatra-style), and each person has to figure out how much is enough for him/herself.
Going forward, I'll be updating my new spreadsheet, RTW Actual Costs, which should be very valuable info for those planning to visit similar countries in the near future.
I'm heading to Grand Central to catch a train to JFK airport in 3 hours. My next update will be from the middle of the Pacific Ocean (even if just to say “I made it” again)!