Old Dec 4, 16, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by travellingwineO View Post
As a professional, by far the greatest expense associated with travel is paying for the overhead while I'm away and not generating any income. Over a 3 week period, that makes $5000 look like a drop in the bucket....
We are self employed, and this is our dilemma, also. We can budget the trip beautifully, in fact, our travels in Europe are frequently less expensive than staying home. We recently stayed in the Vicar's quarters of a 1000 year old castle in Tuscany.. about $45 USD for two of us, including breakfast! That was one of my most memorable stays ever.

But the opportunity cost of missing our income- that's the kicker! That is one reason why our trips are short but frequent. We try to get home, and back to work, before the loss becomes too great.
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