Many people have the misconception that being frugal means living a life of deprivation. While I do agree that some sacrifices need to be made now in exchange for financial independence in the future, I am also a strong proponent of living in the present and enjoying the journey along the way. Scrolling through our "Explore" page, you can see that we've traveled a pretty good bit over the past few years and our lives are definitely not deprived by any means. We've been incredibly fortunate and thankful to be able to travel relatively cheaply, and kept our travel expenses below 2% of our annual pre-tax income, all thanks to travel rewards.
Total value of our points and miles redemptions from 2011 - 2019