I spent, what was essentially a long weekend in Portland, and decided to make this my first trip where I ditched my rolling carry-on for a backpack. The results: I'm very, very glad I made the switch.
There were large, sweating bottles of beer that had been replenished several times over the course of two hours. I dropped the zeroes, divided by three, double-checked the trickier-than-it-should-be conversion of baht to dollars and—it was still $65.
Like tens of thousands of other travelers this winter, Reuter's Lauren Young had to deal with attempting to fix her travel plans after her flight was canceled due to bad weather. Young runs through the various things she should have done when she started to receive travel advisories, namely, she should had rebooked her flight.
But buying a bunch of different one way tickets to get to your destination also sounds like a bit of nightmare to me, especially since I don't like to be at airports any longer than absolutely necessary.
Traveling with friends is fun, the awkwardness of splitting shared bills is not. Shared Expenses Fund to the rescue!
Four years ago, Billfold pal Jodi Ettenberg quit her job as a lawyer and bought a one-way ticket to Chile. She has been roaming the globe every since, and gives a lot of really terrific advice on how to travel on a budget on her blog, Legal Nomads.