Budget breakdown

Find out how much it costs to travel. Read my budget breakdowns, detailing expenses for accommodation, transportation, food and activities around the world.

Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world, so big in fact that it counts as a continental landmass! With more than 823,000 kilometers of road available to be explored it is an amazing road trip destination. Both Frank and I are huge road trip addicts, it’s our favorite way to travel. We’ve made road trips in New Zealand,…

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Taiwan isn’t part of the typical backpacker trail around Southeast Asia and I don’t know why… I really feel this small island deserves much more attention, Taiwan has so much to offer! Perhaps it’s because travelers feel it will be too expensive and I admit I also wasn’t sure what to expect from the cost of travel in Taiwan. However, after spending a…

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Hiking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp has been the greatest physical challenge I have ever done in my life. Walking for 8 hours a day and ascending over 1300 meters while carrying a 10kg backpack certainly wasn’t easy. But… walking this trail has also been one of the most amazing things I have ever done! Trekking through the beautiful…

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Since publishing my Oman itinerary and Oman accommodation guide, several people have asked me about the necessary daily travel budget for Oman. And since I always obsessively keep check of every euro, dollar, dong, rupee or in this case Omani Rial we spend I am happy to share our Oman expenses. Oman: daily travel budget for a 2-week road trip Check…

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After spending a month in Sri Lanka exploring the West, South, Middle and North of the country I did a roundup of our travel expenses and was surprised to learn that Sri Lanka is the cheapest countries I’ve traveled to so far! When Frank and I traveled around Southeast Asia our daily budget was usually around €60 per day (€30…

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Miyajima wasn’t on our initial Japan itinerary. We would originally spend 2 weeks on Hokkaido but ended up flying out after 10 days instead of 14 because of the bad weather forecast. If there is one thing I learned from our 5 month trip it’s to be flexible. The second thing I learned is to follow the weather (aka, go…

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We originally hadn’t planned to go to Hiroshima but I am glad we did. While Hiroshima definitely was not the happiest place we visited during our 1 month in Japan, I think it is important to visit historically significant places like this. It’s necessary to learn about history and the impact it has on a country. Visiting Hiroshima was strange, it was bizarre…

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Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a thousand years and is home to countless beautiful temples. It was so hard to decide where to go in the 3 days we would be staying in the city… Don’t get me wrong, I love temple sightseeing, but I do need to mix it up with other attractions. After seeing five temples…

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Let me start by saying my 5 day road trip around Ireland was not a budget trip. It was a trip to celebrate my 7 year wedding anniversary, something I am planning to do just once in my life?. Therefore, I did not try to make this trip as cheap as possible and you can very well travel Ireland for less.…

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Tokyo, what a city! It is the most populated metropolitan area in the world, almost 37 million people live in the greater Tokyo area… I have to admit arriving in Tokyo was a little overwhelming: confusing Kanji signs everywhere, delicious smells drifting through the doors of tiny restaurants, happy jingles playing in the metro and so many people… And yet,…

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