I know you are curious about the cost of things in Spain, as that is a popular question we are often asked. I thought we would show you a little here an there about our Spain food costs. If you have any other curiosities, feel free to ask us and we will be glad to share with you. Continue reading
It’s been 5 years in Spain! Exactly 6 years ago the seed was planted. Alan and I were chatting over dinner and I brought up the idea of us quitting our jobs and traveling for a year. Alan’s first reaction was “You are crazy!”. Okay, so tell me something I didn’t already know. I let him digest the thought and showed that others were successful with the process and we could be too.
This is the question many of you have asked and I bet many of you wanted to, but didn’t want to invade our privacy. So we are just going to share with you all of our 8 week European Road Trip Costs. Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask! We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you. This one gets a bit tricky, so pay close attention.
We traveled over 6000km in Spain & France and stayed in all types of accommodation. We covered it all from Luxury to Misery, ya know the “Get me out of here!” kind. Now it’s time to share it all with you, every place we stayed during our 8 week European road trip. Yes, we will include what we thought and the costs too. Keep on reading!
It is time to talk money, money, money! Oh how I love doing these.
Why do we share our budget and actual spend with you? We hope it helps as a guide in case you are planning to live or vacation in Spain or visit any of the other destination we visit. Again, everything is different for each family, based on your lifestyle and choices, so this is only a guide. Plus, it seems that some of you like to read them too, so that is good.
I can’t believe we have been living in Spain for 19 months and are still pretty much on track with our budget. In this post we will show you Quarter 1 (January – March 2014) Actual Spend. Continue reading
How in the world is time flying by so fast? I can’t believe we have been living in Spain for 16 months and are still on track with our budget. In this post we will show you Quarter 4 (October – December 2013) Actual Spend. In the past we have shared our budget of $100/day for the family of 4. The main reason for stating it that way vs. $3000 a month is there are a few months that have 31 days. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but I am just trying to be sure we give you an accurate representation of what we are spending. Continue reading
By choice, I have been out of paid work since May of 2012 and Alan has been since July 2012. Yes, that is when we quit our fantastic corporate jobs and sold almost all of our belongings. That is when we decided we were going to temporarily “retire”, take a sabbatical, a mini retirement and have the life of leisure. Oh yes, and we were going to up and move to Spain too, to enjoy life. It was our dream to once again live overseas and we knew we had to take destiny into our own hands to make it happen. That is when many people thought we were crazy to give up our home, our security our storybook suburban life.
August 26, 2012 – We sold it all, each packed up a suitcase and back pack and moved to Spain!
In this particular post you will see we were off the charts with the budget and then I will tell you why. I will also somehow convince you that we were actually on budget in some weird twisted way.
Our Monthly Budget in Spain for a family of 4 is $100/day. (not this time)
This is the question many of you have asked and I bet many of you wanted to, but didn’t want to invade our privacy. How much did your European Road Trip Cost? Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask! We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you.
Not only to keep a record for ourselves, but to show you it can be done. We want to share it all with you for inspiration, to help you prepare, plan or even think differently about your dreams and desires. So ask away, don’t be shy. Okay, so now let’s get into the 6 week road trip cost as we traveled around Europe, the ride of our lives.