Tag Archives: money


Travel Budget China: Will Your Visit Leave You in the Red?

Watch out if you’re visiting China in summer! We were there in July and August, just in time for all the university students and families to snatch up the budget-priced seats on the trains. We were stranded on several occasions without any option of where to go. In one case, we ended up having to buy an airline ticket rather than lose more days when we were more than ready to move on. This obviously increased spending in the overall “Transportation” category.


Travel Budget South Korea: ₩on Pinching in the Land of the Morning Calm

Planning to visit South Korea? Have it on your RTW itinerary? Just curious? Here is what we spent, and what we spent it on during the 23 days we were in there in June of 2011.


Travel Budget Japan

In the case of Japan, the rumors are true: it can be VERY expensive. If you’ve got hotel reward points or friends/family to crash with, this is the place to use them! In our month in Japan we used some cost-saving methods to make our trip more economical. See below for details.


Hallacas and Cuba Libres!

Caracas doesn´t seem to have changed too much since last time we were here.  We´ve been laying kind of low, recuperating and relaxing at home.  The family I have stayed…



We arrived safely in Perth yesterday at 2 am, though Donny’s bag was again MIA.  It arrived a day late, delivered by the airport courier…but the bad luck of having…