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Planning Your Travel Budget (Part 4 of 4)

By Steph | September 22, 2009

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 3 of 4)

By Steph | September 20, 2009

Welcome to Part 3 of Planning Your Travel Budget. I’ve already discussed start up costs and transportation.  Today I’ll be talking about cost of living. You cost of living varies wildly depending on where you a traveling and the style of travel to which you are accustomed. As a result, this is one of the […]

Planning Your Travel Budget (Part 2 of 4)

By Steph | September 18, 2009

Over the next couple of weeks I’m discussing 8 important things to consider when planning a budget .  Last time we covered start-up costs so lets move onto transportation issues. This will probably be one of the largest chunks of your budget, especially if you are visiting many places, so it is important to spend […]

Planning Your Travel Budget (Part 1 of 4)

By Steph | September 15, 2009

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)

By Steph | September 13, 2009

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. Here are my top 6 […]

A little bit about… Christchurch

By Steph | September 8, 2009

When I was considering working abroad in New Zealand Christchurch was my first choice of location. Everything I’ve read describes it as an “English City.” I’m a serious Anglophile so I’m curious to see how the English atmosphere translates in this far corner of the world. Here’s what I’ve discovered:

Iceland in Pictures

By Steph | September 3, 2009

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 […]

Trips to Iceland for Twenty-Somethings

By Steph | August 30, 2009

Even (or especially) if you haven’t done very much travel abroad, here is what makes Iceland is an ideal destination:

Notes From the Home Front: Anticipation Fatigue

By Steph | August 27, 2009

Now that I no long benefit from school breaks and spend my summer days in a gray windowless cubicle summer really doesn’t appeal to me very much. In Washington DC these oppressive sticky days seem to stretch on indefinitely. I’m fairly certain it’s been August for at least five, maybe six months by now. The […]

Who Should You Travel With? Part 3 of 3: When Two is a Crowd (Going Solo)

By Steph | August 20, 2009

(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. On Sunday I wrote about […]

Who Should You Travel With? Part 2 of 3: Two for the Road

By Steph | August 18, 2009

(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. On Sunday I wrote about […]

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

By Steph | August 16, 2009

(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 […]