Kat on the Tube into London from Heathrow. It costs us 6GBP versus a 60 GBP taxi ride.
We’ve been on this grand adventure for 18 months as of today! And we still have a ways to go!
Of course, traveling for so long means that we travel on a budget. Often that means eating ramen or food from a street cart for dinner. Or sleeping in a dorm or a hostel with a shared bathroom instead of a luxury hotel. In Greece, we cooked most of our meals in the little kitchenette in our room.
We take public transport or walk places instead of taking taxis. And we work every angle to get discounts on entrance fees at museums and other attractions. We fly on points when we can and often take flights at weird (super early or really late) times of the day to get the lowest fare.
All of these things seem like fairly obvious ways to save money and still get the travel adventures we crave. But sometimes the cheapest option is not the most obvious one at all.
Today, we woke up in Barcelona, Spain. And in a few hours, we will head down to the port to board the Norwegian Spirit for a 9 night cruise to the Canary Islands. We booked this at the last minute, just a week ago today, for only $280/person. With taxes and fees, the entire trip will cost us less than $100/day and keep us well under our slightly higher daily budget for Europe. Taking this cruise will save us money over getting a hotel or hostel room and eating for 9 nights, something not even I would have expected to be true.
Sometimes you have to think outside the box when you’re looking for ways to do what you want on a budget. Of course, you also have to be ready to jump on it when the opportunity presents itself. We were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
Think outside the box! Sometimes the best choice is not the most obvious one. And be ready to Seize the Day when your opportunity arises.
We’re out! Talk to you in December!