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You Better Belize It!

You Better Belize It!

Motoring out of Corozol, we were in high spirits. We were restocked, we’d made it through the border without issue, we were back in an English speaking country [which meant Ike could actually do some of the conversing!], and the car issues were either resolved...
America’s cooler brother to the south

America’s cooler brother to the south

We had a leisurely night in our hotel room in Cancun the night before we flew back to Chicago for our friend’s wedding. The next morning we picked up the remnants from our mojito-fest the night before and did other glamorous tasks, such as washing dishes in the...

Budget: Ecuador

We spent 35 days in Ecuador and spent a total of $3,899.  That means that we spent on average about $111 per day. Our largest expense was entertainment ($1,168 – about 30% of the total budget), followed by transportation ($1,106 – about 28% of the total...

Budget: Colombia

We spent 2 months in Colombia and spent a total of $4,932.  That means that we spent on average about $82 per day. Our largest expense was transportation ($2,127 – about 43% of the total budget), followed by food & drinks ($1,866 – about 38% of the total budget),...
Budget: Mexico & Central America

Budget: Mexico & Central America

We spent about 8 months in Mexico and Central America and spent a total of $15,253.  That means that we spent on average about $66 per day. The only major cost excluded from this is vehicle insurance, which will vary based on what you are driving. How did the costs...

Budget: Panama

We spent 9 days in Panama and spent a total of $1,747.  That means that we spent on average about $194 per day. Why was it so expensive? We spent a week in Panama City, staying in a hotel, eating at expensive restaurants, and shipping our vehicle to Colombia. Our...
Stats Canada

Stats Canada

Below is some data that we plan on publishing for each country.  Let us know if there is anything that you’d like added and we’ll see what we can do. Days in country: 16 Money spent: $2866.26 (daily average $179.14) Distance driven: 5942km/3692miles...

Budget: Costa Rica

We spent 17 days in Costa Rica and spent a total of $1,473.  That means that we spent on average about $87 per day. This was slightly inflated because we didn’t fill up with fuel in Nicaragua and arrived in Costa Rica with a nearly empty tank. Unfortunately,...

Budget: Nicaragua

We spent 10 days in Nicaragua and spent a total of $483.  That means that we spent on average about $48 per day. Finally, after blowing our budget in Guatemala and Honduras, we were back on track! Our largest expense was food & drink ($250), followed by living...

Budget: Honduras

We spent 15 days in Honduras and spent a total of $2,133.  That means that we spent on average about $142 per day. So, we blew the budget in Honduras. What happened? First off, we spent a week in Utila diving, and during that time we stayed in a hotel and ate out...

Budget: Guatemala

We spent 19 days in Guatemala and spent a total of $1,450.  That means that we spent on average about $76 per day. There are several reasons this daily average is higher than our previous budgets. First off, we spent $150 for spanish lessons. Second, while taking...

Budget: Belize

We spent 8 days in Belize and spent a total of $381.  That means that we spent on average about $47 per day. However, this is “cheating” just a bit because we heard that gas was much more expensive in Belize than it is in Mexico, so we filled up before we...

Budget: Mainland Mexico

We spent 105 days in Mainland, Mexico and spent a total of $7,135.  That means that we spent on average about $68 per day. This is quite a bit more expensive than our Baja budget of about $34 per day, so let’s break it down. Our largest expense was food...

Budget: Baja, Mexico

We spent 43 days in Baja, Mexico and spent a total of $1,471.60.  That means that we spent on average $34.22 per day. Our largest expense was food ($757), followed by transportation ($417), and then living expenses ($253 – almost all camping costs). We...
Budget Update – Uganda

Budget Update – Uganda

From reports of other travellers, Uganda was said to be a more inexpensive country to travel in.  Our start in the country was slightly pricy as we had to pay for 2 visas at $50 each (the only country in this part of the world that African GirlChild needed to pay for...