October Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to do this month a bit differently. Kayla will open with her normal overview, then Andrew is going to add his finances in below. If all goes well, this will be “new normal.” I’m still working a ton when I’m working, but we managed to take quite a bit of time off this month. I ran my marathon on …

September Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Wow! September turned out to be quite an expensive month — they aren’t kidding when they say San Francisco is expensive. Luckily, I also am really getting into a good rhythm with work and have a good amount of work for freelance writing. I’ve been working a lot. This month, aside from my normal work as a freelancer for PlantSnap.com, …

August Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

As I said last month, the monthly El Perro Tambien expense report now only contains my finances – not Andrew’s. See the July expense report for an explanation of why. I took a lot of time off work in August – a weeklong backpacking trip where I was 100% off the grid plus two four-day weekends. This means that I …

July Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to start doing these expense reports a bit differently starting with our July expense report. Since I (Kayla) am the one who writes this monthly report, we’re just going to focus on my finances. Why? I’m a bit lazy. Andrew sends me his finance spreadsheet at the end of the month, and it takes me forever to sift …

Start Freelancing and Travel the World: How Kayla Quit Her Job to Travel and Write

When Andrew and I decided to leave Denver to drive from Canada to Patagonia, one of the first orders of business was to figure out how I’d make money. I decided to start freelancing and see if I could make it as a writer while we traveled. Here’s how I did it. 1. I started freelancing part-time, right away. I …

June Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Oh… yikes. We did it again. This month we spent over twice as much as we expected. There were a lot of big expenses this month, thanks to car repairs, Barley’s injury, and paying rent for June, July, and half of August all at once. To be fair, Andrew actually had enough spare cash that he put an extra $1,000 …

Car Issues Drive Us from Montana to Washington

I don’t know why more people don’t live in Montana and Idaho. Seriously! These places are amazing. It’s cool in the summer and there are lakes all over the place. No cactuses and lots of amazing smells. The hills are huge and the rivers are clear. I loved it! A Border Collie’s View of Montana We stayed with some of …