I’ve been fortunate when it comes to where and when I was born, and that’s just the way it is. But in addition to that, I spend little on other aspects of life, leaving more for tickets and bookings. All the traveling is great, but in all honesty, I think few people particularly envy me my everyday life at home. (Although I’m perfectly happy with it, of course!) Whether I’m shopping food, clothes or a car, I’ll pick something basic, preferably at a discount.
I’ve also had the foresight to get a useful education (Master’s degree in Computer Science), which in turn led me to a job that pays relatively well, as long as I’m willing to work hard, by Norwegian standards. I frequently work 12 hour days, which is way above the norm where I live.
When it comes to travel expenses, I’ve learned how to avoid high prices and instead find great bargains. By traveling the right way, it is sometimes cheaper to travel than to stay home. There’s cheap food all over the world. I’ll be perfectly happy at a two star hotel, even when one of the stars turns out to be me. Flights can be found at crazy low prices. What I usually do most of the time when I travel, which is walking and looking around, is generally free.