While we saved $75,000 for the actual trip, we had a number of pre-trip expenses that we also needed to cover before we left the U.S.
We needed backpacks, trip insurance, special travel underwear you can wash in hostel sinks (as yet to be tested- I'll report back) and more.
We realized right before we left that we'd overshot our savings goal of $75,000 by about $5,000, so some items we splurged on like two refurbished Macbooks when we could have just bought one or brought our old Lenovo PC from home.
Here I've detailed every item we purchased for our round the world trip and the costs associated. As we go, we'll let you know how these items worked out for us as inevitably some will prove to be useful while others will just take up space in our bags.
We spent $6,490.06 in total.
What do you think? Too much? Too little?