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The Cost

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004

When I tell someone about my trip, one of the questions they always want to ask, and are sometimes afraid to ask, is How Much Did All That Cost You?

Or, “Man, you must have had a lot of money”

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Printing Digital Photos

Saturday, August 21st, 2004

Since I’ve been back, I’ve been getting my digital photos printed out, slowly but surely.

I’ve used Snapfish, Dotphoto, Winkflash, Shutterfly and Ofoto.

Why so many different websites? Because almost all of them offer free prints when you sign up, so I got like 10-20 prints for free and only paid $2 or so for shipping.
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Monday, July 5th, 2004
One of my favorite things is coupons. When you are traveling, you can find them, too. In places like Australia and New Zealand, you can find lots of Backpacking publications (magazines, guides, brochures, booklets) that have coupons. Sometimes they ... [Continue reading this entry]

Car Care

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
Have someone DRIVE Your car for you periodically if you leave for a long trip. I have to have almost $400 of work on my car because the front brakes are entirely rusted and worn out as well as the rotors, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hostel Review Site

Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
BUG - The Backpackers Ultimate Guide to Australia I use this site EVERY time I go to a new place to read the hostel reviews. The reviews are better than I've found on other sites like and Great ... [Continue reading this entry]

Eating Cheap in Sydney

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004
Jim and I discovered a little thing by accident that we've been taking advantage of over the last few days. If you go to one of the huge underground food courts by the big and beautiful Victoria Building around 5:30 pm, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Some Links

Monday, February 23rd, 2004
Tales of Asia is an awesome resource all about Asia and well, tales from there. The travel blog from a nice couple we met in Singapore.

How to Choose a Hotel Room

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
Kelly's Rules for Choosing a Hotel Room In our short time of traveling, there are many things that have become apparent. When you are looking for a hotel and you look at the room, you need to do more than ... [Continue reading this entry]


Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
Here I've listed links that were useful to me in trip planning and gear buying. The Great Escapade This is where we bought our round-the-world tickets from London. They were the cheapest we could find for what we wanted. ... [Continue reading this entry]