Sunday, January 1, 2012

England or Bust!

So, last night I started this crazy plan of making it to England this year to visit a few of my beloved G+ friends.

I did a little research and I will need to put away about $1000 just for the trip (airfare and just a very little bit of spending money), and find someone I trust to take care of Mya while I'm gone (two weeks late in September is the plan). Plus I will need to get my passport (yes, yes I know I'm 34 and don't have a passport... get over it), and a vacation (?) visa.

As some of you know, I live on an extremely tight budget (so tight that I'm also going to have to save the money I won't be earning while I'm on this trip), so saving for a trip like this will be challenging to say the least. But I believe that with a little support I can do it!

This is what I need from you guys.

If any of you know of cheaper ways to do what I'm doing now or the trip, please let me know. If I can cut expenses over the next couple months, that will help a ton! I'm happy to lay out the details of my finances for you if you can help, just not in public like this ;-)

For the people who don't see me every day, keep talking to me about the trip. The more I can keep it in the forefront of my mind the less likely I am to buy a $5 coffee at Starbucks ;-)

If this goes well, I may plan another big trip in 2013 or sooner to see others that I would love to meet face to face! Can you recommend any place?

4 comments:

  1. oh man, you so have to come to Australia! but if it has to be the pommie gits... ( :p )
    assuming you find the cheapest airfare possible (keep searching onlne... deals come up all the time), once there, you can live on next to nothing. couchsurfing.com and/or staying with friends means you don't have to pay for accommodation. Eat from supermarkets rather than eating out.

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  2. Would it help if I promised to put you guys on as my 2013 vacation?

    I also promise to surf your couch and drink your alcohol and make too many cookies for us all to eat ;-)

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  3. that might help a little. Especially the latter part.

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