I'm passionate about value - where the save, when to splurge.
Our philosophy is both for saving the money to travel and/or for creating bonus money in your budget to splurge on such luxuries as, say, some of the greatest coffee in the world. Either way, because you worked so hard to get there, made so much effort to save up, our value travel philosophy encourages you to use that money for pure travel enjoyment.
This approach is nicely complimented by something else we're working on: the $200 challenge. Can two people travel for two nights for $200 – and actually enjoy their trip? Years ago, the Frommer's budget books began with “Europe on $5 a day”, and until just a few years ago, you could find their guidebooks recommending different locations for $95 a day or less. While they don’t publish that particular series anymore, I love the challenge behind it.
Our first $200 challenge involved 2 nights in northern Vermont. While we did go over budget (the camp stove broke, among other challenges), we had an amazing time on an extremely frugal budget – we did a driving tour of the fall colours, ate in restaurants, drank local micro-brew beers, and enjoyed a beautiful campground.
Travel for me is a love and a passion - maybe even a calling – and I love to share it with others.
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. How do you save for a big trip?
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