November 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

$3,797.96. No, this isn’t the total expenses for the month of November. It is only the total of one usually empty column from the month’s spreadsheet – Van Repairs. I’m sure this number is more than what many people have probably initially paid for their van. And a number that could put an end to …read more

October 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

October found us back on the road again – well sort of. After spending a few days at Greg’s folks’ house outside of Charlotte in Denver, NC transforming Ballena Blanca into a traveling van from a painting van, the rest of the month was suppose to spent visiting friends and family in North and South …read more

Aug & Sept 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

As expected our expenses went up in August and September. We spent some money on the van, I had an eye doctor appointment and bought another year’s worth of contacts, we got a new phone, purchased some miscellaneous personal stuff, and paid for another two years of website hosting, as well as racking up our …read more

July 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

Well, July sped by, didn’t it? And this month is going pretty fast too! I was considering not doing an expense report for July and just combining it with the August report. But our July expenses were pretty good especially considering that we spent lots of money on entertainment living here in the big city. …read more

June 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

We just finished up our first of four months of house sitting in Cabbagetown. For those who haven’t been following along for very long, every summer like migrating birds or nesting sea turtles, we journey back to the small neighborhood called Cabbagetown near downtown Atlanta where we used to own a house. There we house …read more

May 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

At the end of May, we made our yearly migration back East. This very blog topic (The Cost of Being a Nomad) is one of the reasons we do this every Spring – we need more money. For eight years now we have been returning each summer to the small neighborhood in Atlanta, Cabbagetown, where …read more

March & April 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

It’s time to add up our expenses again and see how much being a nomad actually costs. In March we left Mexico behind and crossed the border back into the United States. Since our return what we’ve spent money on has changed, less on gas, less on camping, but a little more on groceries and …read more

January 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

Wow! January was our cheapest month of tracking expenses since I started doing so in February of last year! I don’t know if it is just all the stars lining up, that we are getting better about spending money, or because we have been traveling in Mexico. I find it interesting because some things like …read more