The Cost of Vacation, Part 5: Adding Everything Up

For what it’s worth, I spent the equivalent of nearly one month’s earnings on a thirteen-day trip.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 4: NYC

So how much did I spend to travel to The Billfold Live? Let’s add up the numbers.

One American’s Search for a Bank Account Abroad

Stocking up on GBP became my new hobby.

Tipping Housekeeping is Controversial? (No It Isn’t)

Chatting About Work Trips and Expense Guilt

Meaghan: Expenses are the best thing about work trips. But also very fraught. Or in the hands of people like us, very fraught. EXPENSE GUILT!

Mike: Oh totally. I am bad about expensing things—or maybe I feel bad about expensing things. For example, I will be taking public transportation to the airport even though I can just hail a cab or order an Uber and expense it.

The Cost of Flying Across the Country to Be a Guest at a Convention

Traveling Without a Plan or a Budget

I’m in Croatia, and it’s four in the morning. I have nowhere to sleep. I haven’t changed my clothes in five days, which is fine because I don’t actually have any other clothes to change into. This is all part of the money saving plan. Don’t book places to stay—just meet people. Don’t buy clothes—just smell bad.

Paying Extra for a Flight for the Convenience of a Better Seat

Can’t Afford to Travel But Can Totally Afford to Be a Travel Snob

Most of the email newsletters I’ve signed up for go to spam. The ones that don’t, I wish they did. Exception: The Travelzoo Weekly Top 20, which alerts me to the very best in airfare, hotels, and all-inclusive vacation packages that I have never and will never buy. I devour it each week.

Pound Foolish Travelers

Seth Kugel has an excellent post over at the Frugal Traveler about irrational saving when traveling on a budget.