The Cost of Vacation, Part 5: Adding Everything Up

For what it’s worth, I spent the equivalent of nearly one month’s earnings on a thirteen-day trip.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 4: NYC

So how much did I spend to travel to The Billfold Live? Let’s add up the numbers.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 3: Perfume and Makeup

Why do we buy things when we are feeling sad, or pensive, or thoughtful, or stuck in a brain loop about our own abilities? Because we want to treat ourselves, maybe. Because we want to be worth more than our current opinion of ourselves. Because sometimes a new idea, even if it is just a whiff of liquid praline, frees us from the place where we are stuck.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 2: Transportation

Leaving out the cost of traveling on a cruise ship, which is also bundled up with “eating on a cruise ship” and “sleeping on a cruise ship,” I spent $841.43 on transportation during my 13-day trip to New York, Florida, and back.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 1: Adult Beverages

I spent $285.65 on cruise booze.

This figure represents 27 drinks, 21 of which were purchased for me and six of which were purchased for friends.