Archives: Overhead

My roots are in a society that thrives on senseless spending and being stuck working to pay for it. We measure success by just how stuck we can make ourselves. A sizable part of starting the nomadic life is getting unstuck. Each month, I report my expenses and share the techniques I use to stay unstuck and thriving abroad.

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June has me traveling from Cancun, Mexico to Lago de Jojoa in Honduras via Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Notable events include: Traveled about 1600 miles I paid for a place to sleep — bed or camping — every night of the month except for one at a cost of $335 ($11.50 per night) I […]

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May has me traveling the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico from Palenque to Campeche, Merida, Valladolid, and Cancun. I meet up with Eric in Cancun, and we use his week of vacation to cruise the beaches of Tulum and Cancun. Notable events include: Traveled about 1200 miles I slept in a bed every single night of […]

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April has me traveling in Mexico from Mazatl├ín to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Palenque. Notable events include: Traveled about 2300 miles Hotel rooms, hostels, and paid camping averaged about $10 per night Eating in these cities averaged about $8 per day Fuel, tolls, and maintenance on the bike cost about $0.22 per mile […]

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March has me wrapping up preparations in Texas, crossing into Mexico at Nuevo Laredo, and traveling through Monclova, Torreon, Parral, Copper Canyon, and Mazatl├ín. Notable events include: Traveled about 2300 miles (700 in Texas and 1600 in Mexico) Bought the least coverage possible for Mexican motorcycle insurance at $91 Crossing the border cost $0.75 in […]

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