In preparing for our trip, we sat down and discussed how best to manage our money. When we’re not traveling, we pay for everything with credit card and pay it off each month. This allows us to easily track our spending and maximize our miles and points from different reward cards. As you know, we […]
Archives for January 2012
As I mentioned in traveling on or off the beaten path, I don’t shy away from a line if the end justifies the means. Some travelers see a line and quickly turn around not wanting to waste their time. When visiting Victoria Peak yesterday, I got in line. Yes, I felt a bit like I […]
Purchase an Octopus Card This is my first suggestion for anyone visiting Hong Kong. It makes using the train/bus/ferry much quicker and easier. It is $150 HKD ($19 USD) $50 is a deposit you put down and then load your card with $100. If you return the card within 3 months you are charged $9 […]
I wanted to title this article: You need tailor? You want suit? Copy watch? Copy handbag? You will understand once you take a stroll down Nathan Rd. yourself! Today was our first day in Hong Kong and we had one goal: to get lost. After our morning americano at the café near our apartment we started […]
In 24 hours we went from a comfortable suburb in Indiana, across the world to a foreign land. Is it everything we thought it would be? I am definitely out of my comfort zone. This was anticipated and is appreciated. But being outside your comfort zone is still…uncomfortable. As we start the trip, we have to […]
Preparing for a year of travel is fun, at times stressful, but mostly an adventure. We honestly don’t have much planned, we are keeping our schedule open, but we have spent hours upon hours reading, dreaming and figuring out logistics for our next year. We are sitting at the airport now and it is slowly […]
Below is an accumulation of the thoughts that are currently going through our heads at 10 PM, the night before we leave for our RTW trip! HOLY C$#@! – we leave tomorrow!!! Are all of our electronics charged? I wonder what’s going on in Hong Kong right now? Did we get a chance to say […]
we will be starting a weekly would you rather question for everyone currently traveling or who have a love of travel to answer and laugh at the comments, ideas and possible disagreements with the differences of opinions. With your comment leave the reason for why you support your answer and see if you can convince others!
Saving money for any big event is a balancing game.
You cut down your spending to the bare essentials and put all of your extra money towards one goal, ours as you know is a year of traveling. The balancing game comes when you have to continue your ruthless savings while maintaining all of the relationships in your life
It took me almost a month to finally get my story on the blog. My last day was right before Christmas. Today, I quit the job that was the culmination of all my hard work through high school and college. I stressed, studied and worried about whether I would have a good enough job, make […]