We arrived to Amsterdam on July 23, 2019 to spend a week before our 12 night Royal Caribbean Baltic cruise and had no idea it would be as hot as it was. (104 degrees!) Neither my husband, nor I, have ever been to the city so we wanted to take some time to really enjoy it and take in as much as we could. We have come to learn that once we get off a cruise we are ready to head home and have no desire to explore. Anyone else feel that way too?
My husband and I try to stick to a very strict budget since we have chosen to travel full time. I am always looking for ways to save money, or get money back on excursions, spa deals, wine tastings, etc. When we sold everything and moved to Mexico in 2017 we were 100 percent debt free. Sadly, now that we are back in the US, that isn’t the case anymore. We own our condo in Mexico outright, but we have a mortgage on our condo in Lake Ozark. We use both as rental properties to help fund our travels. My husband also has a military pension after 22 years in the US Coast Guard. These are our prime funds for traveling, so we have to stay on a budget as best as we can.