I'm a week away from my flight to Hong Kong (cue mix of panic and excitement!) so I need to call my banks to make sure I can use my cards over there. Oh yeah, and I need to pack.
My one thing is to investigate switching phone plans and maybe even go to a T-Mobile store to talk to somebody. I've never changed providers but I think I can get some international text or data for free or cheap with T-Mobile for while I'm traveling (I currently have AT&T). For a while I thought I'd just put my phone on hibernation mode but now that I'm two weeks from departure, I'm starting to panic about getting lost in big foreign cities and not having access to Google maps.
@brandyalexslammer That's a seriously great amount of progress in five years. Excellent work!
This is probably my last check-in (for now)! I'll be en route to Hong Kong for August. I love that these posts are filed under "accountability" because they really have helped keep me accountable, especially in the early days of saving for this trip. Travel Fund: Original check-in a year ago, July 2013: $3,264.99 July 2014: $14,051.32 Catch y'all later!
@greyeminence It definitely made me wonder what the one thing was going to be.
@Cup of T Asia! My first stop is Hong Kong for just a week, then I'm flying to Hanoi and plan to spend a month in Vietnam. After that, we'll see. It's an open-ended trip so it will be over when I run out of money and/or come home crying for my mommy.
@rhinoceranita You've nearly cut it in half. Great job!
Travel Fund: May 2014 – $13,453.20 June 2014 - $13,712.86 One month until my last day at work, two months until departure!
I love movie theatre fake butter sludge and I will not apologize for it. Except to my stomach lining. Sorry, stomach lining!
If we want to reference the "Are you a Bert?" muppet post from the other day, I am a Telly Monster. Worrying is my M.O. I think in ways, being a little more carefree is beneficial (especially for one's sense of well-being), but my inner Telly has taught me to be a good saver because you never know what could happen.