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Back to the Corporate World

By     |    Jul 16, 2013
Posted in: Jobs, Money, Reality     |    3 Comments

We’re headed back…back to the corporate world. It’s OK, I’ll wait a minute while you check the date. No, it’s not April 1st. No, really, this is not a joke. I’ve been offered a job, a job in the corporate world, which I’ve accepted. Yes, really. This is something we were told we wouldn’t be able to do. If we quit our corporate jobs, people said, that was it. We’d […]

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Budget for a Road Trip: The Cost of Our Year on the Road

By     |    Feb 12, 2013
Posted in: Adventure How To, Adventure Prep, Money     |    No Comments

Life on the road can be expensive, so start thinking about your budget early. When you know how much you need to save, you’ll be less tempted to draw down your savings account balance for goal-hurting purchases. Your budget is going to be unique to you, your tastes and preferences, and what you prefer to spend money on. We hope that using us as an example helps you think through […]

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Save Money While on the Road

By     |    Feb 7, 2013
Posted in: Adventure How To, Money     |    No Comments

Once you’ve saved enough money to take a road trip, how do you make that money last as long as possible? Set a daily budget The first lesson of a daily budget is that you’ll often exceed your daily budget. Our daily goal was to spend a maximum of $100 ($75 in cheaper areas) on discretionary items (camping, hotels, gas, food, drinks, supplies, and shopping). Some days will be more […]

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This is the best travel laptop.

What is the best laptop for travel? Hint: it’s under $500 and it comes with a tablet.

By     |    Jan 10, 2013
Posted in: Best Of, Money, Travel Tech     |    2 Comments

**This post is out-of-date! Click to The Best Travel Laptop, Tablet, and Convertible, Holiday 2013 Edition.** One of the most-read posts on our site is about laptops. Travel laptops, specifically, and which one to buy. It’s about a year old, so here’s an update. Keep reading to see the top five travel laptops, 2013 edition. Criteria: Cost and Size The two big criteria for me are simple: cost and size. I […]

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Gift Ideas for Travelers and Vagabonds

By     |    Nov 8, 2012
Posted in: Money, Travel     |    No Comments

It’s coming up on the holiday season. The Black Friday Christmas buying binge is about to begin. It’s a difficult time of the year to be anti-stuff. But some stuff can save you money, make you more mobile, and help you travel. This is that stuff. These are perfect gifts to add to your Christmas list, give you favorite traveler, or buy yourself. Full disclosure: Amazon links contain affiliate tracking codes. We […]

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Four Ways to Buy Books Cheaply

By     |    Feb 27, 2012
Posted in: Books, Money     |    7 Comments

We’re devouring books. It’s wonderful. And we’re doing it cheap and fun. Sure, it’d be easier with a Kindle, but it wouldn’t be as much fun. We’d have too much control, there’d be no serendipity, and we wouldn’t be able to luck into a signed copy of Around the World Single-Handed because you just can’t download that type of thing. Yes, I could just get the mystery novel I’m looking for […]

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Cure Your Holiday Debt Hangover In 4 Steps

By     |    Dec 30, 2011
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Did you just rack up a lot of holiday debt? Get back on the right track with these four easy steps: Get the right bank accounts. Be smart at lunch. Cut monthly cell-phone and cable TV expenses. Brew your own coffee. Follow these and you could find over $2,000 in 2012. Don’t trust the lottery. photo credit: fabiolaarizaphotography | Save elsewhere, splurge on this.

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Post-Present Blues: Save for Travel in 2012 by Reducing Monthly Expenses

By     |    Dec 30, 2011
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This week, we created a series of posts to help you save money in 2012 to make your travel dreams a reality. Today’s is about cutting unnecessary monthly expenses.  Monthly expenses kill savings. They chip away while you’re not looking, weakening your financial strength. You should evaluate every one of your monthly expenses, but there are two easy ones to start with: cell phone bills and cable TV subscriptions. Check out […]

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Post-Present Blues: Save for Travel in 2012 by Brewing Your Own Coffee

By     |    Dec 28, 2011
Posted in: Adventure How To, Adventure Prep, Money     |    4 Comments

This week, we created a series of posts to help you save money in 2012 to make your travel dreams a reality. Today’s is about cutting coffee costs.  When I was working in Chicago, a lot of days I would treat myself to a $2 coffee on the way to work. I didn’t like making my own because I had a normal-sized French press. It made great coffee, but it […]

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Post-Present Blues: Save for Travel in 2012 at Lunch

By     |    Dec 27, 2011
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This week, we created a series of posts to help you save money in 2012 to make your travel dreams a reality. Today’s is about saving money at lunch. The first time we worked really hard to save money, our goal was buying a condo.  The second time we worked really hard to save money…well, you know all about that by now.  Each time we took a hard look at […]

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