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Poland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Poland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

  The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Heading to Poland found us meeting up with more family. After spending a couple fun weeks in Germany with Matt’s parents, we were going to be meeting his siblings and a friend in Poland. Poland was going to be a quick trip (only 4 days), thanks to Matt ... Read More »

A Vacation From Traveling in Uzumlu, Turkey

A Vacation From Traveling in Uzumlu, Turkey

We loved our time in Asia, Africa and Europe – but we were hitting a wall. We weren’t tired of the sights and new places, rather the actual travel itself. We were coming up on eight months of consecutive travel and Europe really felt on-the-go. So, when we arrived in Turkey for our second house sitting job (check out our Bali ... Read More »

Germany Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Germany Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. We were pretty excited for our trip to Germany, and not just because of the German sausage and beer we’d be consuming. What was causing the extra excitement was that we would be meeting up with a friend we met in Les (Bali) as well as a former co-worker. AND, ... Read More »

This One Time at Bush Camp

This One Time at Bush Camp

Spiders. Mosquitoes. Scorpions. Snakes. These are all words I heard after telling people we booked a 56-day camping trip in Africa. Obviously I hoped to avoid seeing any of these little creatures, but I knew if I acted scared enough, Matt would take care of them. 🙂 However, what really scared me and the two words I feared most: BUSH CAMP. Bush camping ... Read More »

What Does an Africa Overland Trip Really Cost?

What Does an Africa Overland Trip Really Cost?

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Now, spending $100 USD per day is a general goal, however, we knew overlanding in Africa was going to be one of the more expensive parts of our RTW (round-the-world) trip. While you might assume driving and camping in Africa for 56 days would be cheaper than flying around ... Read More »

That One Time We Jumped Off A Bridge – Victoria Falls

That One Time We Jumped Off A Bridge – Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe was high on our list of places to visit once we booked our Africa overland trip. Mostly because bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls bridge was on Matt’s RTW Bucket List! Once we entered the city on the overnight sleeper train from Bulawayo (not a pleasant experience), reality hit. WE ARE ABOUT TO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE. ... Read More »

South Africa Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

South Africa Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. After our two month overland trip through Africa, we were definitely ready for a break and some relaxation. Plus, Cape Town was a place we had been looking forward to visiting for a few years. Our overland trip was certainly going to put us over our $100 a day ... Read More »

Netherlands Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Netherlands Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. While $100 per day is our goal, we went into Europe assuming this was not really going to be realistic. We have been traveling through Asia and Africa, where prices are much lower than back home and $100 a day was a possibility. So, we did prepare ourselves for ... Read More »

Armada Old City Hotel Istanbul

Armada Old City Hotel Istanbul

When you only have two days in a big city, accommodation location is key. We arrived in Istanbul knowing we would not have much time to pack in everything we hoped to do and see, so we went to work trying to find a hotel that would give us an easy walk to public transportation as well as major attractions. ... Read More »

Cape Town Or Bust

Cape Town Or Bust

Cape Town or Bust is right! Our 56-day Africa overland trip ended in Cape Town and we were beyond excited. We survived! Not only would we finally have access to consistent showers, toilets and safe drinking water, Matt and I have talked about visiting Cape Town for several years. We had a couple ideas on things to do and places ... Read More »