finance

How much travel is too much travel?

So here I am with a brand-new travel blog, and I’m asking myself what seems like a pretty silly question: am I travelling too much?

The answer should be a resounding never! But let’s be real: I am not a highly-paid (or low-ly paid, for that matter), media-savvy digital nomad whose travels are being bankrolled by their hard work on the road. When I travel, it’s out of my own pocket.

Part of my question is, am I getting to the point where those pockets have limited depth? Even with some money saved, should I really be spending it all on travel?

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Sunday Travel Links!

Every Sunday, we post a quick little extra for those of you who, like me, love to peruse the blogosphere on a Sunday afternoon.

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Keep Track of Spending As A Couple: Use A ‘Cassa Comune’

In Italian, ‘cassa comune’, (or “cas-sa commoonay” if your accent is terrible like mine) translates to “common fund” or “kitty” in English.

It’s how we, as a couple who do not share finances and thus split all travel expenses down the middle, keep track of what we spend on trips.

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When you’re craving travel but have to stay put

There are some days when the wanderlust hits hard. I get the itch, the need, the craving to head to the airport and go– wherever. Sometimes it happens when life is particularly routine or stressful; other times when I’m feeling envious of someone else’s photos from Prague or Cambodia. Sometimes it’s just a shaft of sunlight hitting the pavement or the scent of wet earth, reminding me that the world is out there for me to see.

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Sunday Travel Links!

Sunday is my most relaxed day for catching up on blogs, yet very few of my favourites ever update on a Sunday. So we’re going to post a quick little extra for those of you who, like me, love to peruse the blogosphere on a Sunday afternoon.

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Save Money for Travel: Get Your Friends Involved

We live in a vibrant, urban area in a country that prides itself on delicious food, wine, and coffee. We’re foodies who appreciate a good drink (alcoholic, caffeinated, or otherwise), so it can be difficult to avoid the temptation of trying a new café, restaurant, or bar several times a week.

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How We Afford Travel

That is the question.

Honestly, it’s the first thing I ask (usually out loud, to no one, in a quiet wail) when I see a blogger or Facebook friend who has jetted off to another great location.

If I thought about it for a second, though, our friends could easily ask the same about us. They probably do!

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