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Day 18: Every traveler has a budget; for some it just might be higher of lower than for others What’s your style? What do you spend very little on and what are you always willing to pay more for?
In the past, our trips have been short, week-long breaks from our home and jobs. The focus is usually on balancing relaxation with doing as many things as possible. To ensure that we relax enough and check everything off our list, we end up spending money to achieve those goals. We plan on changing that with this trip. Since it’s not a vacation, but our life for the next year, our spending priorities will change.
What we plan to spend/splurge on:
- Experiences that require a guide
- A nice shower every now and then
- New food experiences
- Internet access
- Overland travel
- Reading material
What we plan to save on:
- First class
- White tablecloth service
- Tours that we can do ourselves with a comfortable pair of shoes
What we can’t do without:
- A place to stay (with varying degrees of comfort)
- Coffee (one cup a day)
- Connections to friends and family around the world
- Each other
[…] to spend that money, the answers were more diverse. Open Passports will splurge on good food. Traveling 9-5 saves on alcohol, and spends on experiences (as does Jonk), but says the one thing to never […]