Saving for Long-Term Travel, Part One

Now that I’m back in North America, I get a lot of questions, both from close friends and random folks like the girl at the AT&T store, about how I afforded the last 10 months of travel. Did I earn enough money from my freelance work to support myself? I did work ,and I did earn more money than I expected I would in the third and fourth quarters of 2012, but I also spent a lot more than I earned. I earned next to nothing in the first quarter of 2013 and I’m earning slightly more than next to nothing in the ongoing second quarter. (It’s been a relaxing few months!)