Introducing Dollars Around the World

by Ryan

One of my motivating factors for creating Plantingdollars was to track my finances and learn a lot more about blogging and internet monetization.  I’m not going to lie, I would love to make full time income blogging so that I could use my laptop to fund my travels around the world.  Being a traveling nomad just seems really attractive to my inner wanderer.

By travels I don’t mean jumping on a cruise ship, sitting on beaches sipping on pina coladas, or joining tour groups. I mean living in places for months or years at a time, meeting locals, and truly experiencing what it has to offer.

From that regard one of the things that often stops people from traveling is Money… the evil M word! So before I do any more travel, I thought it’d be useful to analyze each place I’d like to go in further detail and especially from the angle of finances.

Some of the things I’d like to cover are:

  • What are the main things to see and what do they cost?
  • What time of year is the cheapest for visiting?
  • What currency do they use and what’s the exchange rate?
  • How much would it cost to rent an apartment there for a couple months?
  • What are prices of meals, transportation, and other necessities.
  • Hopefully interview a few people who’ve been there to research their perspective

Ideally I’d also like to have comments regarding these topics from people who live there as well so people can get a true perspective of the cost of a place.

The goal of this series is a bit selfish, but hopefully it’ll also help other people discover how affordable (or not) traveling to particular destinations can be.

To kick off this series I’ll be discussing a very popular destination next week:  Thailand.

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