For the last 33 months we’ve been writing, traveling the world and tracking every dollar, peso, and pound spent on our journey. Our goal is to help you see how affordable around-the-word travel can be by providing you a monthly summary of our expenses.
We’ve arrived in the UK. We are currently house-sitting for 6 weeks in a charming village of 250 people just south of the Scottish border in England. The area is hills (aka fells) dotted with cows and sheep in every field. This is the perfect place to relax from a tough couple months, enjoy a country we love to visit, and work on some new projects (we’ll be announcing those here shortly) to help you get out on the road.
July 2013 in Review
As we mentioned in June, July followed suit with a large amount of unexpected carry-over expenses due to our time in the US. As you see below our expenses for the month far exceeded our $3,000/month primarily due to the over $1,700 in airline fees. As mentioned last week these were unexpected duplicate fares to deal with a tragedy. While a tough addition to the budget, we as still glad we were able to be there to help.
In addition, we purchased a new backpack which will support all the hiking we have planned for the next few months. Once we take this into account we are pleased with our ability to stay in line with our expenses while still having a fantastic month in New York City as well as now in England.
Let’s Get to The Numbers:
- Total spending for July 2013: $3,778
- Daily average for July 2013: $122
- Total spending to date (for entire trip) through July 2013: $72,276
- Overall daily average (1034 days on the road): $69
Most of August we’ll be spending in this village enjoying time with the dogs, cat, hens, doves, and hamsters. We’re working on developing and launching our first course on August 11. Click here to sign up for our Married with Luggage email list to be the first to find out the news.