My 2021 Budget Breakdown as a Solo Nomad in the U.S.

As you all know if youโ€™re reading this blog, 2021 was my first full year of full-time nomadic living. And since there are a lot of you who tell me, โ€œJulie, I wish I could do what youโ€™re doing!โ€ and cite cost as a factor, I want to bare my actual spending to you so you can: - See what I chose to spend money on and compare to your own spending - See where you could cut or make adjustments - See where you could share costs with a friend or partner and how that could significantly affect the numbers - See how I plan to cut in 2022, since as of mid-December 2021 I donโ€™t have a job and will be in Mexico starting January. Read on...

Money-Saving Food and Dining Hacks for the Frequent Traveler or Nomad

Dining is one of the biggest categories people spend money on. Being nomadic and mobile, I don't have the same ability to buy groceries in bulk, stock my pantry, and make a ton of meals at home. But comparing my spending last year to this year, Iโ€™ve spent less in 2021 โ€” by about $4,000. Here are some of the travel hacks to keeping my dining budget in check.