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This is what our bookkeeping looks like in practice. Sometimes expenses go into our cellphone's memo first, if we aren't carrying the booklet with us.

RTW Budget: Southeast Asia in 3 months

It’s been a bit over a month now since we left Asia for Australia and we have finally taken the time to put together our financials from the first 3 months of our trip (excluding the first week in London). It has taken a lot of willpower to keep track of every little expense, but for the greater good (and my sanity – I just have to see where the money goes) we have done just that. Read on to find out how much traveling in Asia costs »

The eternally long list of things to do before an RTW

I’m serious. The fun stopped a while ago. The list is endless I tell you. ENDLESS! We still have 19 days to go before the trip and it feels like the last 3 months have been a never-ending moment of brick-shitting. I got our ”getting rid of stuff”-process going about a year ago and we got our gear nicely ahead of the deadline. Because of my good timing I had somehow reasoned that afterwards everything that was needed was to do a 360 and moonwalk to the airport. How naive of me! »

Own a computer and save money for traveling

There is a high probability that my computer is the sole reason I have been able to save anything for our RTW 2012. It is hands down the cheapest hobby available (except maybe walking). So I thought it would be a fun to go through all the myriad of ways my computer is distracting me from spending money and giving me value to spend.
Get distracted »