Thoughts on money for the budget-minded:

When it comes to travel, there are two things you can count on: (1) you’ll always find a cheaper exchange rate after you’ve traded your money, and (2) you’ll always go over budget. I don’t mean to be negative, but these are the Murphy’s Laws of travel. Yes, there are more, but this article is only concerned with money.

By the way…Congratulations! If you’re sitting somewhere reading this then you are probably already planning a trip. So you’ve already decided to go, but now you want to know how much your little adventure is going to cost. Unfortunately, there is no one universal rule or formula that will calculate your total costs. However, I do hope to show you how easy it can be to put together an estimate, using my own experiences.

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  • David Lee

    In late 2007, I quit my job and left the comfortable life in the USA for the open road with nothing but a 20-pound backpack, a …

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