When such a huge trip is in front of you, your priorities will naturally change. A long overdue item on my to-do list has been to buy a bed skirt. I realize that this is not a big deal to most, but if you see what we fit under our bed you would understand. Stick with me for a minute while I make my point.
1 bed skirt = $50 = 3 days of eating in southeast asia
As I mentioned, as small as the priority might be, I am putting everything in perspective and truly committing to saving money towards our upcoming trip. I am starting to sell off the stuff in our apartment that we never use and am not looking to add to that pile by purchasing new stuff. If it doesn’t fit into a carry-on backpack I am not spending the money.
Be ruthless in your savings. Every morning coffee, business lunch, or new piece of clothing is one more day of traveling expenses. Keep up with us as we go into more detail about our savings and budget for our upcoming trip. We have big savings goals for the next six months to put us in position to leave our jobs and support ourselves while traveling.