If you've been following this site for a while, you know that Whitney and I usually do a lot of international travel. Back in 2018, we decided that we wanted to spend at least 4 months out of the country each year following semi-retirement that year. I also decided to track my expenses on each … Continue reading Latin America Trip: The Sequel
We enjoyed last year's road trip in our van so much that we decided to do a very similar trip this year! We altered the route to be able to see more of the country including some new national parks and states we hadn't been to yet. We also shortened the trip by a couple … Continue reading 2021 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses
After spending two full months on the Big Island for Whitney's Travel PT contract, we were excited to thoroughly explore the other three major Hawaiian islands. Although we did some amazing hikes on the Big Island, we didn't get the views that we were expecting after seeing a ton of Hawaiian hiking pictures from friends … Continue reading Aloha from Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Expense Report
*by Whitney* Return to International Travel in 2021 We had an amazing time exploring Mexico for two months earlier this year, in Februrary & March of 2021! This was our first international trip since Europe in 2019, since we had to cancel our Latin America trip in 2020 due to COVID! With there still being … Continue reading Mexico Adventure 2021: Trip Recap and Expenses
If you haven’t read the expense update from the first half of this trip, check it out below: Part 1 of Trip: Quintana Roo After our five weeks on the east coast of Mexico, we were anxious to see how the west coast compared. Our last stop on the east coast, Cozumel, was our favorite … Continue reading Mexico Adventure 2021: Update and Expenses (Jalisco)
At the end of January, Whitney and I embarked on our first international trip since 2019. We settled on a winter Adventure in Mexico for this trip to escape the cold weather at home in Virginia. We left with a fairly open ended itinerary due to uncertainty surrounding COVID, but we had a rough plan … Continue reading Mexico Adventure 2021: Update and Expenses (Quintana Roo)
Covid-19 is continuing to take a massive toll on countries all over the world. In the US, lockdowns and restrictions are beginning to lift, but cases and fatalities are still increasing in much of the world, especially in the southern hemisphere. With things so uncertain right now, it's hard to predict when international travel will … Continue reading Cashing Out Instead of Keeping Points for Credit Card Rewards during COVID-19
Another Successful TripAfter our 5 month trip around the world last year in 2018, we had such a wonderful time that we knew it wouldn't be our last big international trip. We learned that the world is a huge place and there's so much to see before we decide to eventually settle down. The thirst … Continue reading 15 Weeks Traveling in Europe for Less than $47/day!
If you haven’t read any of the prior expense reports from our trip, check them out below: Madrid, Spain Portugal (Porto, Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon, Lagos) Spain (Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona) France and Luxembourg (Paris, Reims, and Luxembourg City) Belgium (Brussels, Bruges, and Antwerp) Netherlands and Germany (The Hague, Amsterdam, and Hamburg) Poland and the … Continue reading Eurotrip 2019 Update and Expenses: Croatia and Italy (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Venice, and Rome)
*by Whitney* Timeline: July 28-August 8, 2019 If you haven’t already, you can check out my previous posts on our trip timeline here: EuroTrip 2019: The Final Itinerary EuroTrip 2019: Kicking Off the Trip in Madrid, Spain! EuroTrip 2019: Our 2 weeks in Portugal! EuroTrip 2019: 2 weeks in Spain, with Whitney’s Mom! EuroTrip 2019: … Continue reading EuroTrip 2019: Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary!