Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Daydreaming -- Frugal International Travel
Later this summer my frugal family will explore Iceland. Why Iceland? Simply, it is a short flight, approximately 6 hours from Minneapolis (we are driving to MN to fly out, not risking a connection). When you are both self-employed you know the cost of not working, and long travel times add up in cost. Other than that, Iceland is not an inexpensive place to travel. We have done a nice job on keeping costs low. We fly out on a Tuesday and return on a Wednesday, which saved us hundreds of dollars according to the flight matrix we used. We've rented a "hotel" that is a room with a kitchen, located across the street for a grocery store. When the cost for two to eat out is $100/meal and you are a couple with 2 kids, eating in is the obvious choice.
We love to travel and plan to do an international trip a year, but after looking at the costs of Iceland we want our 2018 international trip to be to a local that is relatively easy to access, but easier on the pocketbook. Above is a picture of library books I brought home to examine, seeking ideas. But advice from actual travelers is always best. So, my fellow frugalista, what would your recommendation be for a frugal 2018 adventure?