I'll soon be posting about all the exciting things I've been up to, so keep checking back!
In the meantime, today's daily excitement revolved around budgeting. Oh yeah, exciting. But I realized, if I want to start traveling again, I need to SAVE some dollars! Europe is squeezing its way into my grand world adventure, and the exchange rate, oh the exchange rate, causes me physical pain. Yesterday I was reading a travel blog which offered advice on budgeting and saving for eight months of travel. And no joke, the blogger posted how he saved $50,000 in the course of a year by simply cutting out extraneous expenses like going to Starbucks. Oh okay, richy rich. Obviously he didn't make just over minimum wage...
Yikes! I just reread the previous paragraph and I sound... bitter. Ha. Well, maybe I'm a teensy bit bitter. But rather than dwell on that, my solution is to save save save, and actually spend LESS than I make! Is it possible? Please say yes! And mint.com is going to help me out! Several of my friends swear by it.
This is my first budget EVER. Wish me luck!
Then I can live in a hostel again! YAY.
|Laguna Camp hostel in Mancora, Peru|
|La Casa de Cecilia hostel in Mindo, Ecuador|