I traveled 21,000 miles and spent 51 hours in-flight for $340 and 182,500 award miles

Put your miles to work It was finally time to put some award miles to good use. To save you time, I’ll give you the goodies first. Then you can decide if you want to keep reading. By the numbers: 15 days 9 flights 21,060 miles 50 hours, 45 minutes in-flight 80% in business or Read more about I traveled 21,000 miles and spent 51 hours in-flight for $340 and 182,500 award miles[…]

Man leaning on multi-colored wall outside of Mercado Medellin in Mexico City. Markets provide an easy way to reduce your cost of living by buying local food.

The Cost of Living in Mexico City-My Budget and Recommendations

Mexico City offers more affordable living than its North American neighbors in almost every single aspect of daily life. Rent is much cheaper. Food, for the most part, is less expensive. Services are a lot less expensive (transportation, most types manual labor, medical visits). At the same time, the city provides close to the same Read more about The Cost of Living in Mexico City-My Budget and Recommendations[…]

Canoes sitting together on a blue-green river in Vietnam.

How I Paid for My Ticket to Vietnam- Finance Made Easy

Finance is all about balance The end of April will come to mark my third trans-Pacific trip for Asian exploration. Instead of discussing the destination of Vietnam as a collection of descriptions about the food, history, culture or even country itself, I’ll focus on the how. How I afforded Vietnam and how you can finance Read more about How I Paid for My Ticket to Vietnam- Finance Made Easy[…]

The Price of Coffee in Venezuela

It’s all about the Benjamins! Er, uh Burgermins? What if, instead of evaluating a country’s inflation using good old fashioned economic data, an everyday consumable was used in its place? You may have heard of the Big Mac Index. If not, this indicator basically compares global prices for the McDonald’s original two all-beef patties, special sauce, Read more about The Price of Coffee in Venezuela[…]

The Force is Strong With This One (Dollar): Top 3 Destinations to Spend Your Buck

Imagine the US dollar has been lifting weights over the past 10 years, wearing an oversize hoodie and sweatpants. Today, the dollar rips off its shirt, heads to the beach and reveals its 6-pack abs and all around muscular physique! Yeah, that’s the dollar I want to travel with, too. Historic gains have been ripping through the Read more about The Force is Strong With This One (Dollar): Top 3 Destinations to Spend Your Buck[…]