As we wrap up the holidays and are coming into the New Year, I think a lot about the year behind me; the things I did, the things I didn’t do, and the things I wish I had done. In my travels I’ve made a lot of mistakes and there were things that could have turned out better. It’s all about how you look at things, though. We’ve had plenty of things go bad and instead of letting them ruin our vacation, we’ve found ways to turn them around.
Today, I’m going to talk about some of the things that have gone so terribly wrong with our adventures and how we handled them. Keep in mind that this isn’t an extensive list and that we often don’t consider mild things a big issue, but that we do in fact experience mild issues as well such as terrible traffic, rude people, colds, bad customer service, no parking, etc. Some other minor issues we experienced include:
In last week’s blog I discussed how we budgeted for 2 months of travel across the U.S.A., but what I didn’t discuss is how we saved the money in the first place. It’s not easy saving over $7,000. So, this blog post isn’t so much as a travel blog, but more of a money saving guide in order to help you travel more!
To get right down to it, we spent around $7,300 for 55 days of travel time around the U.S.A. The bad news is I don’t have a detailed account of how we spent it. I DID! But the documents saved to my phone that listed every single penny we spent, drowned in the Colorado River about a week before we got home. SAVE YOUR DOCUMENTS, FOLKS. Everything that follows are estimates; however, they are very well guessed estimates because during the entirety of the trip, I was writing down everything we spent money on and keeping track. Read on for information about how we spent our money during our travels.
One of the things that make me happiest in life is my bucket list. It’s a reminder to me of the things I’ve already done in life and the things I still want to do in life. There have literally been times where I’ve been down, feeling lost on what I should be doing in life and A.J. will say “let’s do something on the bucket list” (Best Husband Award!), I pull it out and it cheers me right up. This is why you and everyone else need to write one of these things TODAY! As a planner and goal oriented girl, I love having a bucket list because it prioritizes what’s truly important to me in life; it gives focus to what I want to achieve, places I want to see, and things I want to do. So, what is a bucket list? A bucket list is a list of things you would like to do before you die. Some people list things they want to achieve before a certain age. Everyone’s bucket list will obviously differ quite a bit in things they want to achieve and how many items are on it. Read on to see what I’ve included in my bucket list and how you can make your own!