How An Extended Career Break Can Cost Less Than Your Last Vacation Micki Kosman June 11, 2012 Travel Tips 29 You've probably seen articles by single backpackers about how to travel the world for $500 a month. Sure, it's possible, if you stay in dorms or hostels in Thailand and live on street food. In fact, it can be a great experience, but it's not right for everyone. If you're a family like us, or you just want to travel with a little more luxury, is it still possible to afford to travel for months at a time? It is possible. In fact, you can take a career break and travel for a couple of months for less than the cost of a typical vacation. I'll explain how we do it. Charles and I are always asked how we can afford to travel for months at a time, especially with two little kids. As a family, we've traveled for months through Mexico, Costa Rica, the US, Asia and the Philippines. Trust me, we're not lottery winners, or independently wealthy. We have to to work for it, just like everyone else. We've learned some great tricks that might just help you take that dream long vacation. Stay with me, and I'll explain how we do it.