We are changing our criteria for our Big Year. Here’s why:
1. Recent surges in the price of gasoline (+10% since we started our year) have hit our budget pretty hard.
2. We are driving about 30% more miles than we had thought we would, further increasing fuel costs.
3. We are spending more on lodgings than we had planned due to the fact that we have had to stay in motels when many campsites have been closed for the winter.
4. Taken together, these added costs will necessitate that we find ways to reduce future costs to stay within our $10K budget.
Therefore, we are removing all travel to Canada from our plans in order to save miles and money.