Ok, so I’m really bad at getting these monthly spending posts done anywhere near the month it’s for, but here it is. September was a pretty hectic month, with the first few weeks spent at camp, and the last week spent driving all over California on an epic road trip from Yosemite National Park all the way down to Los Angeles (via Santa Cruz), before flying all the way to Costa Rica for the start of a new backpacking adventure. So I’m not really surprised that it was also a pretty expensive month too.
Lakeville to Millerton (RTN x 5) – 40 miles
Lakeville to NYC – 110 miles
NYC to Fresno – 2,915 miles
Fresno to Yosemite – 61 miles
Yosemite to Santa Cruz – 186 miles
Santa Cruz to Los Angeles (via Hwy 1) – 350 miles
Los Angeles to Jaco, Costa Rica – 3,438 miles
Total = 7,100 miles
Countries: USA, Costa Rica
Cities/Towns: Lakeville, Millerton, New York City, Brooklyn, Fresno, Yosemite, Santa Cruz, LA (and everywhere inbetween)
Transport Used: Car, Skateboard, Train, Plane, Bus
Money Spent (in USD): $1,908.34 over 30 days = $63.61 per day (or £41.12)!
September was always going to be an expensive month – yes I was at camp for the first 3 weeks of it, but we know by now that I spend far more than I should when I’m there. And then travelling the States is always expensive, especially when you are renting a car and visiting places like Yosemite National Park, which just isn’t cheap in general
Breakdown of my spending :
Biggest Expense/Unforeseen Splurges: There was nothing major that I bought that could have been avoided really… I didn’t even buy anything when I was in NYC! The biggest expense this month though was definitely the whole whack of money I had to pay when I arrived at School of the World – but that covered my whole two weeks there, accommodation, surf lessons and everything.