Planning Your Travel Budget (Part 4 of 4)

This is the final installment of my four part series on things to consider when planning your travel budget. Previously I discussed start-up costs, transportation and daily living. In this post I will be talking about a few extra costs to consider and some thoughts on pulling it all together.

Planning Your Travel Budget (Part 1 of 4)

Figuring out a budget can be one of the most stressful things about planning a trip, especially if, like me, math makes you dizzy. Even so, it is one of the most important things you need to do before you can take off adventuring.I’ve come up with a list of 8 important things to consider when trying to put together a comprehensive price tag for your trip. Whether you are going abroad for a month or a year, these are all important things to consider.

Things to do in Budapest for Almost Nothing: 6 Cheap Things to Do (and 1 Splurge)

Budapest is sometimes known as the Paris of the East. Never having been to Paris, I can’t verify the connection. I can say that Budapest is an incredibly elegant and sophisticated Central European city. I’m positive that it’s cheaper than Paris. There are so many things to do in Budapest. Contents Here are my top …

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Iceland in Pictures

After Sunday’s post I realized that I had a lot more Iceland pictures I wanted to share with you. Over the course of 10 days I took almost a thousand pictures, here are my favorites: The Blue Lagoon outside of Reykjavik. The water comes from  a nearby geothermal power plant, is steaming hot and leaves …

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Who Should You Travel With? Part 1 of 3: Why Traveling in a Big Group will Make you Crazy and Possibly Homicidal

(This is a subject that deserves serious thought. Who you decide to travel with affects your trip experience in many large and small ways. Traveling in a group, traveling in a pair and traveling alone, I’ve done all three and will give you my personal advice over the next week.) It is so easy to …

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8 Free Things to Do in Rome

If you like big cities, really, really vast cities than you will probably love Rome. It is a sprawling metropolis full of beeping scooters, ringing church bells and the constant and jarring juxtaposition of ancient Roman ruins nestled next to vibrant shopping avenues. Thousands of years of history just burst out of every corner; complimented …

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