I couldn’t afford to holiday in Queenstown, but if I cleaned toilets and made coffee, I could pretend to holiday on my days off.
Seven days on a bike tour—from Sioux City to Davenport.
“I dress warmly for planes. I’ve done that ever since the horrific nighttime American Airlines flight I took once where they pumped the AC until it was about 55 degrees in there and then told passengers we were free to pay for blankets.”
Aspiring to be the kind of person who can take off on a trip somewhere far away and feel comfortable with being alone.
These days any place with an Internet connection can be a workspace, whether it’s in New York or Thailand.
In 2014, I took the most expensive and amazing vacation of my life. I visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia with my best friend.
My frugal upbringing made me very thrifty. The idea of spending any sort of money on travel, which was an intangible moment rather than a tangible good, was ludicrous.
Each day when the tradeshow ended, we had no choice but to pass through the slots and the lights and the booze as we headed back to our hotel room.