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December 2018
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  • What Will Our Wonderful Trip Cost?

    It’s hard to know because there are so many variables and it’s been so long since I’ve visited the UK. I have budgeted $10,000 to include flights, rental car, accommodation, food and spending.

    Luckily, we’re staying with family and friends for about one third of our holiday which is huge! We’ve paid for our flights, all of the booked accommodation has been charged to our credit card and we have an estimate for the rental car. The wild cards will be gas for the car (we plan to do a ton of driving), eating out and the exchange rate. The exchange rate is not moving in our favour and that could make a huge impact. 

    I anticipate that many things will be pound for dollar such as food, beverages and gas meaning that if a latte is $4 here, it will cost 4 GBP in the UK….and then we need to double it in the exchange to CAD = $8 for the latte 🙁

    Oh well, I think my budget’s pretty close but we’ll see! Our plans aren’t changing and we’ll make the most of it.

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