When we tell people we meet about our $20/day concept, we generally get one of two responses:
$20! What, are you rich or something?
So, I guess you won’t be having much fun then?
But the answer to either question is “No.”
In regards to the first question, yes it is easy to tramp by on less than $20 a day, but not if you’re traveling as much as we are. Boats and buses every couple days can be real budget busters for a tramp if you aren’t careful.
As far as having fun goes, we go by a 3 beer minimum on most days. So while some tramps might have a penchant for more, there are some that abstain too — this aspect is more or less to taste . And if we go over budget on a day, it’s easy to catch up on the difference by staying put in a place for more than 2 nights.
By the end of the trip everything should average out to a $20/day maximum – including our 3 cervesa quota! Follow the links below to learn about the members of the Border tramp brigade: