I traveled alone for 4 1/2 months in Europe in 1966. My Eurorail pass for 3 months was $108. With the Frommer and Harvard guides saying I could spend only $5.00 a day and that is precisely what I did. My food, housing, local transportation, whatever was $5.00 a day. I recorded daily expenses in a small notebook. When the tally amounted to $5.00, I would go to my housing and soon go to bed. Every $5.00 was another travel day for me.
In 1972 my husband and I traveled frugally around the world for 13 months with backpacks carrying our gear. It was absolutely fabulous!! The total tally for the entire 13 months, ALL expenses included, was $13,000 for the 2 of us!!!! Pretty astounding when I see current tour trips charge 1/3 our total costs for one 2 week trip.!!!!!
Needless to say, I love to travel long or short trips now at age 74, as long as I can. My beloved husband died 9 years ago at 67 yrs old. I miss him. And I still keep traveling alone or with friends. I sincerely encourage everyone to travel. It changes us in many ways.
-- A note from Sandy, "I am glad you created this site. I wholeheartedly agree with your mission!!! It is crucial for people to travel short trips or long ones. Nationally or internationally. It is an educational field trip during which we will change."
Top photo courtesy of Burst
Second photo by Aris Sfakianakis
Third photo by Nathália Bariani
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