|The front door leading to our Paris apartment. This is our second visit so it'll feel almost like home.|
In some ways his penchant for particulars is helpful because he is the one who keeps us on track, financially speaking, when we travel. While I keep a daily guesstimate in mind that's usually in the ballpark, David tracks the exact euro amounts in black and white.
That's how I know that, so far, we are spending only $54 a day per person for our trip to France and Germany.
But I'll bet you don't believe me. I didn't either when David first gave me the figures.
Not when a Women Traveling Together tour of Amsterdam, Belgium and Paris costs $491 a day. When the man who shares much of my travel philosophy, Rick Steves, charges $323 per day for a tour of Eastern France, the area we'll be seeing. When even Untours, the non-tour company that arranges an apartment and transportation but leaves you to your own devices, charges $284 a day for a week's apartment rental in France and in Germany.