“That’ll be 27 dollars.”
It was the first time I’ve heard that statement for a bus fare, just for a round trip from our hotel to NYC. With my parents in tow and the directions in my hand, we had a set destination for the Labour Day weekend: Flushing Meadows in Flushing, New York.
This was an impromptu trip literally decided five days before our departure, starting with a call around to pet boarding facilities because we talked a lot about going to watch the US Open – mostly as a joke since we had watched the Rogers Cup the month before – and had barely realized I was securing a spot for him within 30 minutes of that call.
Preparing to travel isn’t something that you can just do on a short amount of funds, especially when you don’t have much money and you’d have to consider the exchange rate. So here was our checklist when it came to money: Continue reading