My Pre-Trip spending...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

So... seeing as I'm close to reaching my goals.... I thought about the many ways I'll get to spend my pre-trip cash! I'm looking forward to going on a mini-shopping spree, as long as I know exactly what I'm going to buy. There will be no impulse shopping here!

So, some of things that I had planned on using this fund for that I have already purchased (and don't include in the fund).

  • Point and Shoot Camera
  • Spare battery for DSLR Camera
  • Major item of luggage
  • External Hard-Drive
  • 2 Plug Adapters

So, really, when I think about it, most of the stuff that I had planned to buy I have already purchased. I'm sure as time goes on I will find more things, but for now, these are the things that I'm thinking about:

  • Spare battery for Toshiba laptop (assuming that I can get the damn thing fixed)
  • Spare battery for new Nikon Coolpix D52 (Point and Shoot that I just bought)
  • Packing cubes, Ziplock bags and other small packing accessories.
  • Burnable DVD's (storage!)
  • Smaller, carry-on luggage
  • Rick Steves' travel DVDs and guidebooks (love him!)

At the moment I can't think of anything else, but again, I'm sure I'll find more.

I'm also thinking about what I want to do with the leftover money. I'm debating between putting it into different savings accounts, buying another large-scale item (camera lens or the sort), or use the money for whatever needs I'll have while out in Toronto visiting family.

Is there anything that I've forgotten on this list?? I can't think of anything right now...


Canadian Finance Guy said...

You may be able to find blank DVD's Cheaper in the UK as they do not have the blank media tax that we do here in Canada. Anything to keep your luggage under the weight limits is a good thing. (it cost allot!!!)

Bouncing Back said...

have you though about using a little travel drive instead of DVD's? In the US a 2GB drive is around $15 at Costco