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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April has me traveling in Mexico from Mazatlán 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 Mazatlán. 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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February has me traveling home from Florida with Eric and preparing for my trek into Mexico. Notable events include: Traveled about 1000 miles–780 in the air from Florida and 220 on the ground around Florida and Texas Visited Tampa Bay Visited the eye doctor for a new prescription Bought a new back tire for the bike Bought […]

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January has me traveling again… first to East Texas on a three-day ride with Dave and second to Florida with Eric to see my dad for nine days. Notable events include: Traveled about 2000 miles–780 in the air to Florida and 1200 on the ground around Texas and Florida Migrated my website to Eric’s server […]

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December is a big month with plenty of holiday-related travel in and around Houston and a rather spontaneous five-day visit to New York City with Eric and his cousins. Notable events include: Traveled about 3400 miles–1900 in the air to and from New York and 500 on the ground Visited the doctor for various unpleasant […]

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