Budgeting

Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 29th, 2012

You haven’t even left and now I’m asking you to think and plan for reentry? Yup. In some ways, this is the easiest part of the budget. Similar to any budget, the formula is simply: Average daily spend X Days before earning a salary = Re-Entry Budget See! Easy peasy! I know, I know. That’s [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 16th, 2012

Travel the world for $30 a day, $50 a day, $20 a day. It’s so hard to know how much you really need until you get out there. But, that’s little consolation while you’re still at home, at work, trying to make sure you have enough put aside. My goal in this post isn’t to [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 1st, 2012

As you’re planning your career break, you’re probably focused on how much your going to spend once you’re on the road. Well, a good way to minimize your on-the-road spend is to maximize this part of the budget. It’s not practical or desirable to buy everything now that you ¨might¨ need. After all, if you’re [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: January 19th, 2012

Let’s get right to it! One of the top questions people ask me is how can you afford to take a break to travel? There’s no magic, but there is budgeting. The first step is to take a look to see if you have the funds available for a break. As I’ve written before, long-term [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 21st, 2011

Trying to put together a budget with any level of detail for your long-term trip is a frustrating process. Real numbers are hard to come by. And, what is a ¨luxury¨ expense for one is a ¨budget¨ spend for another. Almost anything printed in a guidebook is out of date within a year. I’ve heard [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 28th, 2011

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You’ve got the itch, but you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how people leave it all behind to take a career break to travel. When I decided that I really wanted to travel, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out IF I afford it. I researched lots of places on [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: January 5th, 2011

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Part of the fun of planning a long-term trip, whether it be around the world, or focused on a couple of continents, is dreaming about the possibilities.  Where you leave from is the easiest part. From then on, it’s all possibilities.  Not only did I use Airtreks on my career break and round the world [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 9th, 2010

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  This year I had two trips to New York, one in June and the other in October.  Both times were for events in Manhattan. Looking around for budget accommodation was a challenge to say the least. I really didn’t want to waste time commuting over bridges and through tunnels.  Even cheaper hotel chains were [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 14th, 2010

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¨How did you afford to take time for a career break? By far, that is the number one question I get asked by family, friends and fellow travelers when they hear about my career break.  Everyone wants to know where the money comes from. The simple answer is that you have to save, save, save. [...]

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