Monthly Archives: July 2009

Here’re 20 tips for traveling Europe on the cheap (Dang that’s a lot of tips!)

Rooves, Luceram, France
You have to be pretty cheap to find places like this.

Y’all want to know about our finances anyway. I’ll keep it oblique so there’s still a sense of wonder and enchantment.

Az and I budgeted about 50 Euro per day for us as a couple this winter, which works out to about $1000 per person per month, not including airfare. We spend less traveling than we do at home.
Here’re 20 tips for traveling Europe on the cheap



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A contract for traveling with someone you love.

Cartagena Silhouette, Cartagena, Colombia
Azure’s shadow against a home in Cartagena, Colombia.

Whether you’re traveling with your partner, a family member or a close friend, you GOTTA establish expectations beforehand because chances are you’ll want to tear their throat out just because they eat pudding with a Swiss army knife or something like that. Love the people you love. That’s my motto.

I wrote up these points in the first person (“Here’s what I promise I’ll do”) because I can only be responsible for my own actions & reactions.

A contract for traveling with someone you love.


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Quarter Year’s six rules for independent travel

Sparkle Hearts, Lake Tapps, WA

I read somewhere that to travel well you need patience, tolerance, respect and a sense of humor. To that I’d add a Rolex and rock-hard abs, just in case. But I’ve been thinking about some actual travel advice we’ve developed for ourselves over the years. Here they are. Just below. Right… now. Below. Look down there now, the next few words don’t matter. Slicey trickster temple mat. See? They didn’t matter.
Quarter Year’s self-imposed rules for long-term travel


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Universal Language


Barcelona 2004

Graffiti in Bogota

Bogota 2008


Filed under Barcelona, Colombia, Europe, Photography, Spain, USA