Backpacking is about one’s attitude toward travel, not their age or spending habits.
Budgeting & Finances
In this guest post, Amanda Williams shares her planning for Hawaii on a budget, specifically the island of Oahu.
Numbeo is a user supported site that allows you to compare city costs from around the world.
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 […]
Thailand offers its own visa conundrum, and really epitomizes why visas are such a hassle.
Thoughts on money for the budget-minded When it comes to travel, there are two things you can count on: (1) you’ll always find a cheaper exchange rate after you’ve traded your money, and (2) you’ll always go over budget. I don’t mean to be negative, but these are Murphy’s Laws of travel. Yes, there are more, […]
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 […]