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Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Dave!Thanks to yet another massive chunk of ice breaking off the continent, Antarctica just moved past India to take the top spot on my travel bucket list. I just have to see it before it's gone.

The problem is that it's SO expensive to do it right.

Even if I start saving immediately after I get back from this year's vacation in October, I still won't have enough money to afford the trip by the time Winter 2014 rolls around. Which means I'll have to go into credit card debt. Unless I wait until winter 2015, which I'd really rather not do.

And, yes... I know exactly what this sounds like.

"Oh boo hoo! People in Africa are starving and you can't afford to vacation in Antarctica! Poor little you!"

And I totally agree. This is the cream of First World Problems right here.

But... Antarctica.

And so I've got to buckle down and get serious over the next couple months so I can make this happen.

Why can't I have millions of dollars so stuff like "budgeting for a vacation" doesn't have to occupy my time?

Okay, okay... that's the cream of First World Problems.

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  1. B.E. Earl says:

    If I ever fall into stupid money, one of the first things I will do is call you and buy you a trip to Antarctica. Because you seem to be the only one I know who wants to go there as much as I do.

    So I promise. Me falling into stupid money = free trip to Antarctica for you.

  2. are we still invited? we’re totally up for it

    • Dave2 says:

      Sure, once I can figure everything out. So save your pennies! Though you wouldn’t fly to Argentina to visit Antarctica when the continent is in your back yard would you? Wouldn’t that double the cost of the trip from your side of the world?

  3. martymankins says:

    It’s that time/money thing that I battle with all the time. They rarely seem to be in sync with each other.

  4. Thequeen says:

    As an old person who gets the AARP magazine, I saw this article and thought of you.
    Six hundred a day is a lot, but that includes food!

    • Dave2 says:

      $600 a day would be great… except I’m looking for more than a cruise with a few stops. To see/do the stuff I want to do costs much, much more than that. 🙁 But, if I’m going all that way, I might as well do it right.

  5. If you wait long enough, Antarctica will come to you….

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