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A quick word on sacrifices made for travel

With quite a bit of downtime on our recent trip to Alaska—where we sat for 6 days in King Salmon hoping the weather would allow for a flight into the infamous Aniakchak Crater—we took a few unscripted moments to discuss some of the sacrifices we make in order to travel.

A few takeaways:

  • A life of travel often requires sacrificing on spending in other parts of your life.
  • Splitting costs is a great way to save on expensive travel costs. It might even be worth sleeping in a bunkbed in the living room or having your friend walk thru your bedroom to use the bathroom.
  • Planning ahead, such as packing food to cook at an expensive destination known for expensive meals, is a great way to stretch your travel budget.
  • Travel is rarely as sexy as what you see on social media. You rarely see the cheap meals, the long days, or the boring downtime spent waiting.

Here’s the direct link to the video embedded above: