Now that I’ve shared the big news that I’m heading back to Colombia at the end of June, it’s time to book the airfare. I looked around on individual carriers’ sites, and again, found Kayak delivered reliable results. For a 1-way ticket from New York City to Cartagena, it costs (tax included): $235 on Spirit […]
Budgeting & Finances
This is a guest post by Kevin Fleming. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here. One of the best perks of credit cards these days, particularly for those who frequently travel for work or pleasure, are the travel rewards points that can be earned for using the card. These […]
Thailand offers its own visa conundrum, and really epitomizes why visas are such a hassle.
To help others get an idea for the cost of a trip around the world, I realized there was no better way than to track my actual expenses.
The rubber is really hitting the road in October and it feels like I’m taking bigger and bolder steps to lay the groundwork for my impending trip around the world! Late last week, I applied online for E*Trade Checking and Complete Savings accounts. Ironically, after talking to a representative on the phone who helped me […]
September 30th marked the end of the third financial quarter of the year, and the end of another purchase period for my company’s stock plan. I wasted no time initiating the sale of stock over the weekend. Once the transaction is complete, I will use the money to open an E*Trade money market account which […]
After scouring the BootsnAll Around the World and Vagabonding Travel message board for the ideal credit card, and finding recent affirmation of Capital One on Leave America, I decided to bite the bullet and apply for my first new, personal credit card in about 7 years. The key motivating factor in picking Capital One was […]
The first time I recall my parents mentioning their Will was in advance of a trip to Alaska to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. My Dad had written up a list of instructions for what to do if their plane were to go down. I remember trying to play it off, and not think about […]
Yesterday was the last day of the second financial quarter of 2007. More importantly, it was another benchmark date in evaluating my progress toward saving for my upcoming world travels! According to my Savings Plan, I was $1,112 short of where I wanted to be as of December 31, 2006. Six months later, I am […]
The 6-part series on saving for a trip around the world will close with this post on the topic of developing a budget. While it may have fit better after we discussed establishing travel and financial goals, I wanted to save the best for last. Truth be told, I did not begin to seriously research a […]