“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
Travel is the best way to learn about the world and about yourself. It also happens to be extremely fulfilling and just plain fun. Most travelers I have met have called their travels some of the best experiences of their lives, and I couldn’t agree more when thinking about my own adventures. The excitement of the trip fuels the desire to want to see and do more. This works exponentially. The more I travel, the more I want to travel. I guess that’s why they call it the “travel bug”. I have the bug and I’m hoping that it’s contagious.
Travel is my favorite thing to do, so it’s the place in my budget where I love spending money. If I had an unlimited amount of money, I would be on the road right now. Unfortunately, I do not have this resource. So I am using frugality to save money now on rent, food, and entertainment with plans to use the money later on inexpensive, independent travel.
By including a travel section in FrugalPurpose, I hope to share travel advice, stories, and general thoughts while traveling. I want to show you the joys and challenges of traveling cheaply. If there is something I do well, it is traveling on a budget. In 2011, I traveled in South America for 8 months and spent $12,000 on the whole trip including airfare, food, tours, housing, etc. Some of my best stories are from taking the low priced option rather than the high priced, convenient option. In a world where money truly equals time, for me stretching every dollar means more travel time. I am willing to give up luxuries to allow myself to pursue something I truly love doing. And you should too. This is frugality.
Follow me on my journey, and I hope you will learn how to travel cheaply, learn about other cultures, or just enjoy some stories about traveling. Buen Viaje