Review and a Brew ~ “Walking the Camino”

The documentary, “Walking the Camino,” has slowly been making its way across the country. After months of monitoring screenings in various states, the movie finally arrived close enough for us to see it in a weekend road trip. Only 1.5 hours away from home, we arrived at the small, college town of Normal, Illinois. Although the t-shirts in the college bookstore window poke fun at the town name (“We’re far from Normal here.”), it’s quintessential small town America. Continue reading Review and a Brew ~ “Walking the Camino”

Dude, where’s my horse? Sweet deal in Uruguay.

The B$ Travelers just booked a few nights at a horse farm B&B in Uruguay. I’m calling it a B&B, Audrey’s referring to it as a hostel. I’d go with B&B. It sounds slightly more luxurious. Right? Continue reading Dude, where’s my horse? Sweet deal in Uruguay.

Did you know that “stuff” isn’t good for you?

I just finished reading Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending. I think the book makes a couple good points.

  • Use your money to buy experiences rather than things

Continue reading Did you know that “stuff” isn’t good for you?

Buenos Aires deal – $28.69 per night!

Our 1st RTW booking seems like a great find. The B$ Travelers just booked 32 days in Buenos Aires at $28.69 per night. That’s only $14 per person per day!

Continue reading Buenos Aires deal – $28.69 per night!

eBags – Packing Cubes With Some Flavor-Flav

I purchased a set of eBag packing cubes today.  If you haven’t heard the word….they’re all the rage when it comes to RTW packing these days. The representative at eBags had recommended that I go with the medium size 3-pack, as they should be the perfect fit for our backpacks. Continue reading eBags – Packing Cubes With Some Flavor-Flav

We just saved $2,500 by visiting HungryAgents.com

HUGE step for the B$ travelers. We just listed our condo on the market. When researching to find a realtor who’d offer us the lowest commission rates, I stumbled across hungryagents.com.Typically agents for buyers and sellers each take a commission of roughly 2.5% to 3%, for a total cost of 5% to 6%, paid out of the seller’s proceeds. But as agents compete with discount brokers and flat-fee services, some are becoming more amenable to reducing their cut to 2% or less. Continue reading We just saved $2,500 by visiting HungryAgents.com

“No one feels sorry for someone about to leave on a two year vacation.”

I’ve read a lot of posts from fellow RTWers who have helped provide advice as to how to save money for extended travel. Decluttering? Got it. Cancelling your cable? Easy! Don’t go out for costly dinners? Done! Serving as matron of honor in your sister’s wedding? Yikes. This is where things can get a little sticky. Where’s the advice people? Hasn’t anyone else had to go through this? Continue reading “No one feels sorry for someone about to leave on a two year vacation.”

Breaking Free without Breaking the Budget

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