All posts filed under: Finances

Get a job, hippy.

When I started this trip, I earmarked October as a potential end.  Back to being gainfully employed.  A grown up, once again.  Figuring that it will take a couple months or more, the time is now ripe to be looking for what is next. And the strange thing […]

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Edinburgh on the fringes

Edinburgh. Land of haggis, castles, and awesome accents. It’s a great town on its own, and when you add their annual Fringe Festival to it, you have a recipe for awesomeness. Back in Seattle, when I was still planning this trip, I talked to friend […]

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Cashless in the UK

Upon returning to civilization from the arctic, I discovered that my debit card had become a non-functioning piece of plastic, instead of the magic money-spewing device I had been enjoying for my entire trip. My first inkling of this was while I was still on board the […]

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Finances and footwear

Often heard: Man I wish I could just quit my job and travel. I’m incredibly lucky to be able to do this vacation / trip / sabbatical / Walkabout (shall we just call it a “sabbabout”?).  I’m constantly aware of this and thankful. However, when […]

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Hey Buddy, can you spare a screwdriver?

“¿Tiene usted un destornillador?” I asked, hoping the translation was correct, or at least close. She looked at me concerned for a moment. Mind you, this is not covered in my daily Spanish classes. We haven’t gotten to the point where we are covering household […]

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Livin’ la vida Mexicano

Part of my planning for living abroad yet being frugal was to rent a room with locals. This, I figured, would be perfect: I get to save money, and improve my Spanish by speaking with the people I live with on a regular basis. So, […]

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The tooth of the matter

The tooth of the matter

Cleaning out an apartment, getting rid of all your world possessions gets down to lots of strange things you may have carried around for far too long. In my case, it was a tooth. To be specific, it was a tooth with a gold grown.  […]

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Big decisions.

Big decisions.

Warning: this post requires you to do some work.  The upside: you could change your life if you go through with it.  Plan your reading accordingly. I’ve had several people express that they have dreamed of doing the kind of thing I’m doing.  Since I held […]

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Purge

Step one: get rid of things you don’t need. Now, “need” is  a tricky word.  Do I need a couch?  Not while I’m traveling.  Done, away it goes.  Do I need bowls and plates?  Nope, out they go.  Big flat screen TV?  Table and chairs? […]

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