We love to travel. I can only compare this desire to a virus. Once infected, it’s for life. But it’s an oh, so pleasant illness! Over the years, we keep perfecting our travel skills. One major damper to enjoying a trip is struggling to navigate old cobble stone streets under the heavy burden of luggage. … Continue reading Traveling Light Once Again
I have travel fever. It’s contagious. I got it from my husband, and we passed it to our children. I’ve been working on organizing the next family vacation, and as frustrating and time consuming as it can be, the payoff is always amazing.
Doug and I started traveling together when we were newly married, living on barely more than love and Ramen noodles. At times, travel included sleeping in the back of the car. We progressed to saving enough to backpack through Europe for six weeks, also done on a shoestring budget, and included a few overnights on the train with our rail passes. Once or twice we even took turns sleeping while at the train station because the hotels were out of reach for our budget. We had a blast, but needless to say, did not have children at the time. We haven’t had to travel that bare bones in a while, but I will never outgrow my delight in finding a bargain.
Today, I thought I would write a bit about traveling outside of the U.S. on a budget.