This is my first full month back on the road and I was moving much more slowly which is much more my style.  I did, however, spend an unexpected weekend in London and I went out for drinks with friends several nights which drastically added to my budget.  Had I followed my original plan, my budget would be about $425 lower than it was.  But, I had a great time and I still came in under my $1k monthly target so I don’t begrudge the extra spending.

This summary covers travel related expenses for 1-31 October 2015.

Location(s) Visited This Month

Transportation – $103.81

Lodging – $112.54

Food – $386.71

Entertainment – $249.46

Miscellaneous – $3.25

Monthly Total:  $855.77

Average monthly spend: $1350.75 ($350.75)*

I’m happy with my expenses for this month.  The would have been less than half had I not done my weekend in London and been so social in Amsterdam, but all work and no play makes Mandy a dull girl.  Besides, it’s below my monthly target, so I’m happy.

* My average monthly spending target is $1k/mo. This number is the average for the months I’ve been working remotely so far.  The amount in parentheses is the amount I’m over or under my goal.


3 Responses

    1. Hey Max!

      I need to find an app to track the cash I get from the ATM, but for everything else I use Mint.


      1. I found a really good app in the meanwhile, it’s called “Wallet’. You just have to make it a habbit to put in all your expenses by the end of the day.

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