The last month since my previous roundup has been fraught with many ups and downs; I suffered a crippling bout of bronchitis in Toronto Canada, and I bought a new laptop – thus making the quantum leap from PC to Apple. Although the new laptop is lovely, neither the bronchitis nor the PC migration were pleasures to endure.
These events also left an alarmingly reduced amount of time to wrap up my visit home to Canada (which disappeared too quickly and resulted in not seeing everybody I had hoped to). This marks two sojourns back to Canada in my 4.5 years of full-time travel; I must remember to plan less – much less – the next time I go back. Time management seems to be a perpetual problem with such excursions.
I’m currently settling into life in Stockholm Sweden, where I’m enjoying the Kultur Festival, taking in the sights, and getting ready to spend 10 days in the northern Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik. (A shameful secret: I haven’t figured out how to type in the dots and doo-hickeys above Swedish letters, and am relegated to copying and pasting from the web).
Then by the end of August, I’ll be enroute to Lisbon to begin a whole new adventure. But if you’ve been reading my site, you already know about that.
In the meantime, please enjoy my published articles from this month, and make sure you scroll down to the bottom to check out a hilarious interview I did and the 2nd last installment to my No Baggage Challenge series!
Saving money is about more than investing; here are 37 savings changes to make today by spending wisely, tracking wisely, saving wisely, and even making wisely.
There’s more to finding cheap airfare than performing a random search and going with the lowest fare. After more than four years of full-time travel, I’ve got a few tricks for finding great deals, and I’m always discovering new techniques and loopholes. Here are some ways to find cheap airfare and get the most value for your money.
One year, I thought I was smart. I did all my Christmas shopping by September. This, I learned, wasn’t nearly as wise as I had envisioned. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t do your Christmas shopping early!
Profiles & Shout-Outs
Fellow Ultimate Train Challenge participant (and brainchild of the whole operation) Michael Hodson recently tossed me 13 Lucky Questions that gave me pause for consideration. Don’t take the answers too seriously – I had a lot of fun with this one!
And despite failing the No Baggage Challenge in Florida, I gave it another stab with a week-long trip to Quebec City. Check out my account of the trip over at the No Baggage Challenge site, including a fun video of my adventures!