Is a year in Australia more expensive than travelling overseas for the same time period? Over the past few years I have documented in various blogs how affordable it is to travel the world full-time. At the start of 2020 I decided not to continue doing this as I felt I had published enough real […]Read More
Well, it’s the end of another year and time to review our travel budget and travel costs for the year just gone. I’ve crunched the numbers and would you believe that we traversed 11 countries across the globe this year for only $33,088.26 – that’s just $90.56 a day for 2 people. Read on to […]Read More
How much have our travel costs been so far this year? This post is a continuation of previous posts from earlier this year documenting our travel expenses for the first quarter and second quarter. During July, August and September we completed house sits in Germany, Scotland, France and the USA. We also scheduled in some […]Read More
This post continues on from the report we did earlier in the year documenting our travel first quarter travel costs. April, May and June saw us complete our Trans-Atlantic cruise between Miami and Rome and then do 4 house sits in the UK, France and Germany. We also had a few breaks from house sitting […]Read More
I’ve tried different ways of documenting our travel expenses over the past 3 years with differing levels of success. So I’ve and decided that the best way forward is to produce a quarterly summary every 3 months. Here’s what we did, where we went and our expenses for the first 3 months of 2019. These […]Read More
The first two weeks of April saw us completing two house sits before continuing our travels overseas with a special Business Class flight! A few days prior to our departure we attended our niece’s wedding on an unseasonal and bitterly cold Autumn afternoon. Wedding’s are very special days and this one was no exception. However, […]Read More
Having concluded our Asian sojourn we returned to our hometown – Melbourne, in mid-February. Our return was to honour a commitment we’d made a few years earlier to a dear friend that had asked us to pet sit her two little doggies. As chance would have it our niece was getting married in mid-April so […]Read More
February was a very busy month as we travelled to, and through, 4 countries – Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. The ancient Khmer Kingdom of Angkor Wat has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember so I was very excited that we were finally going to see this architectural wonder. […]Read More
A New Year generally starts with a reflection of the previous year and in our case this was no different. What was surprising to us though were the “figures” that accompanied that review. To be frank – they were quite staggering. We never imagined that over the course of 2018 we would have visted 16 […]Read More
Introduction On 9th April 2017 we set off on our worldwide roving retirement having sold almost every possession we owned. We had taken an adult gap year (read about it here) during 2016 and had an idea of what our full year costs would be and budgeted accordingly. We had hoped that we could travel […]Read More
One of the reasons for doing this blog is to show people that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to travel full time. Every month I’ll post a blog showing our total costs for the month and you can see how we’re going – here’s Junes totals.Read More
Glenn, for many years, has had romantic ideas about spending 6 months living in a sugar cube house on a Greek Island and the remainder of the year living in Australia.
“It will never work! How can we afford it? Won’t we get bored? What about our house, jobs?” was my response.