Earlier in the year, when we were making plans what to do after I had finished up my Masters degree, we decided it was time to take a step back and to travel for as many weeks as possible in our home country Australia. Plans were made for a 7.5 week long road trip to Western Australia.
Things have been a bit crazy around our house in the last couple of months. As a result of this we have not been able to travel as much and we certainly were slack in keeping this blog up to date.
But this is about to change, my (Chantal’s ) thesis (MSc) was handed in last week and Christel can share the household chores again, which mean we both have more time. It hasn’t been all hard work and no fun for us, we even managed to squeeze in a 10 day trip to the US, but there was simply no time to blog about this. I will write up one or two blog posts soon, I promise.
I am currently working on some ideas to make this blog more interesting and more professional, but this will take some time.
Anyway, thanks to those who did stick around!
How can we afford all this travelling? Are you on another holiday, again?
This are two questions/comments we do often hear. Personally we would love to travel more, but hey we both hold a full-time job and getting leave is not always easy and we also need to create enough funds to afford our travels.
There are heaps of blog posts on how to safe money for travel via small things such as making your own lunch and not having coffee’s anymore. There are also travellers who swear by having credit cards which rake up lots of points to enjoy free flights or upgrades. These things might work for some, but not for us. We are both in our 40’s and want to live our life every single day and not just when we are on holidays! Although we admit, we do make our own lunches, but this is more our Dutch background.
We try to have at least two oversees holidays a year and manage to travel in Australia as well, which seems to be a lot more than our fiends and workmates. We still think it can be more, but that’s a different topic. To give you an idea how much we travel, have a look at the list below, it lists all our travel in 2015. A few of these shorter trips in Victoria were made with visiting family members. All these trips include multiple days on campgrounds or in holiday accommodation and hotels.
When you go on an extended road trip, no matter what your accommodation is going to be, you need to pack your clothes. But how many clothes are you taking?