Our 4 Month Alaskan Adventure: Summary and Expenses

Whitney and I have wanted to take a road trip to Alaska and explore the state for several years now. In fact, for our very first travel physical therapy assignments, we almost accepted 6 month contracts in Anchorage, but ended up staying closer to home instead. The problem always was that it's very far away … Continue reading Our 4 Month Alaskan Adventure: Summary and Expenses

Latin America Trip: The Sequel

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

2021 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses

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

Aloha from Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Expense Report

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

Mexico Adventure 2021: Trip Recap and Expenses

*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

Cashing Out Instead of Keeping Points for Credit Card Rewards during COVID-19

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

Eurotrip 2019 Update and Expenses: Croatia and Italy (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Venice, and Rome)

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)