If you’re traveling the concept of money will always be an issue. Sometimes people don’t pay attention but they are still subconsciously at some budget level. If they weren’t the entire event would be with private chauffeur and masseuse complete with Learjet and leisure suit. When traveling it’s better to be frugal, not cheap.

Cut corners where you can and cut out what doesn’t matter to you while indulging in what does. It’s your vacation or trip… Whether it lasts 3 weeks or 3 years, make it memorable times and get out there and enjoy the scene. Eventually the trip will end and it’s the peaks you remember as the experiences fade into your rear view the whole affair becomes a distant yet fond memory.

Be frugal, find the most efficient way you can to navigate wherever it is your going but don’t be cheap. Being cheap not only cheats the fine vendors you meet on the streets selling shakes and meat but cheapens your experience while limiting potential acquaintances or friends made. Spend a little on what makes you happy, live a little as there is no better time or place to let the universe work its magic in favor of that who decided to do something well in a most uncommon a location.

You’ll never get that potential night in Bucharest back or that chance to sky dive over Seattle or go on safari in the Serengeti¬† but you’ll always have the opportunity to have a quiet night in upon your return or skip something you may have realized you don’t even want while you’re away.

Can’t remember how much it cost but the private tour of the Mekong Delta was considerably more expensive than the common trips offered through booking agents and life in Vietnam. We decided to go for it as the opportunity arose, we were in Vietnam and it was one of most memorable parts with crazy moto traffic, a Mekong Delta tour, eating rats and eating a still beating king cobra heart

Anything can happen when jet fuel is added to the right foreign fires…

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