Savings 101: knowing your expenses

Whether you’re planning a Champion-the-Wonder-type adventure or not, you’re unlikely to regret putting time and effort into a savings plan. For us, savings made this trip – when we started considering it – an actual possibility instead of a pipe dream.

If you’ve read our How much does it cost to travel Australia? Three months in post you will know that these days we use a mobile app to track our spending. This is a relatively new discovery for us and one we’d highly recommend for anyone wanting a comprehensive overview of their finances. (more…)


Boroka Lookout sunrise

How much does it cost to travel Australia? Three months in.

Just how much does it cost to travel Australia? That was a question we asked many times before setting off on our trip. Well, at the time of writing this we have been on the road for 109 days – about three and a half months – and we’ve spent approximately $10,400. This total accounts for every dollar that’s left our possession since departing home and includes all the usual costs (food, diesel, site fees etc) as well as our various insurances (health, caravan, car, pet) and even what we’ve spent on gifts. (more…)