For each of our extended trips, we have posted a “by the numbers” blog entry, where we share various statistics from the trip – like how many flights we took, how much it all ended up costing, and much more. You can read about Asia by the Numbers (2012) and Europe By the Numbers (2012). … More By the Numbers
The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso, which is written as “AR$100”. The exchange rate changes daily, but AR$100 is somewhere around USD $6.25. We think in terms of pesos into dollars (and are almost at the point of not needing to think of it in dollars), but most people at home are probably … More Spending Lots of Pesos!
This is a post by Jenny. Here is a rundown of our 2 month trip to Portugal, Italy, and Spain. Complete Itinerary: Portugal: Sao Miguel (Azores), Lisboa, Salema, Lagos, Coimbra, Porto Italy: Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, Tuscan Town (Certaldo) Spain: Santander, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao Duration Nights spent in Portugal: 24 Nights spent … More Europe by the Numbers
While traveling, I was the only one between the two of us that had an ATM card (Charles Schwab) that reimbursed ATM fees (usually around $5/visit) and a credit card with no foreign transaction fees (Chase Marriot). This was vital for us, and resulted in David coining a song that went something like this “Spending … More Spending Lotsa Money!
This is a post by Jenny and David. Here is a rundown of our Asia trip by the numbers. Duration Nights spent in California: 6 Nights spent in Asia: 58 Nights spent in the sky: 2 Total trip length: 66 days (9 weeks, 3 days) Flying Number of airports: 12 Number of hours spent in … More Trip By the Numbers