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Who are you?
Check out my About Me page for more info.
When did you start traveling?
I been traveling since college, and prior to the big RTW trip I simply traveled as much as I could while working full-time.
What are you going to do with your stuff while you are gone?
I own a condo in Minneapolis that I am renting out fully furnished. In planning for the big trip, I sold many things: Two cars, snowboards, clothes, books, electronics, shoes, etc. I also gave away many things, and made it a goal to bring one garbage bag full of clutter to the Salvation Army per month, a tip I would recommend to anyone trying to de-clutter.
What about your jobs?
What are you going to do when you come back?
I am now work full-time again in Minneapolis, MN. If you’re ever in town, drop me a line!
Can I meet up with you?
How much does it cost to travel?
I travel the budget way: lodging in hostels and local guesthouses, opting for less touristy neighborhoods, cooking my own meals when I can, and finding as many free activities as possible. For my 18 month trip we successfully spent an average of $50 per day, per person.
How did you save enough money to travel?
We had been saving for about 3 years, using a separate bank account, and cutting spending on things that can be costly and were less important to us than travel: home projects, clothing, and restaurants, for example. Selling a lot of my stuff prior to the trip also made a big impact in my savings account balance. I also founded a digital web agency to help fund the traveling once I was on the road: Black Beach Digital.
Who built your website?
I am an online/web professional and built the website myself. I use WordPress for our CMS. I now run a responsive website design business full-time from the road.(see above)
What sports teams do you support?
Packers, Brewers, Warriors, Badgers, Tottenham, T-Wolves.
Did you buy a round-the-world plane ticket?
No, I decided to buy plane tickets and other transportation as I go. If you put the research time into it, buying tickets as you go will almost alway be cheaper and much more flexible than buying one ticket at the beginning of a trip. Check out my flight hacking guide to get you started.
Are you on Facebook and Twitter?
How do you keep track of all the hotels you book?
I actually book very few hotels in advance. I do a lot of research about a destination about one month before I will be getting there, and I determine then whether I will book a hotel in advance or wait until I arrive to find accommodations. I also utilize websites that offer free or cheap places to stay, i.e. couchsurfing.org and airbnb.com.
What travel blogs and sites do you follow?
You can read about which sites I visit here: Travel Inspiration Blogs and Websites Links