A lot of people comment saying how they love how much we can travel and it surprises a lot of my family and friends that we can afford it since I don't work. So how do we do it?
Priorities and an interest for the off-beat destinations.
· Do we want to buy a couch or do we want to go to Rome? Rome. Duh.
· We never got around to buying a bed frame. Yep, we sleep on a mattress on the ground. We did find a platform bed frame that we love, but it's 500+ euros. We could go to Prague for a weekend for that kind of money.
· A lot of weekends we'll be low on money so we'll pick a town within a couple hours to explore. We overspent on Christmas gifts for each other last week so we'll be doing that this weekend. It's Christmas market season so I'm guessing we'll end up at one in Italy somewhere...or Austria since it's right there.
· Our base sends out a weekly email of local happenings. Sometimes the events are duds. Sometimes they're diamonds in the rough. If we have nothing going on, we'll pick something that sounds interesting and we'll check it out. Because of this, we've been to some under-the-radar towns and festivals. One of my favorites was the medieval festival in Noale. It wasn't particularly exciting, but getting to see all the animals was a highlight for me. And even though it was small, the whole town was involved. Everyone was dressed up in period costumes. No, not armor and intricate dresses. Realistic clothing for townspeople in those times. So fun!
· Sometimes we go weeks without doing anything. If we're seriously trying to save money for a trip or if we just got back from a big trip, we'll go underground for a few weeks. Usually we play video games and watch shows on Netflix.