This is how much a 28 year old American tourist spent on her solo diving trip to Cozumel, Quintana Roo.
Occupation: Freelancer copywriter and bartender
Salary: Approx. $55,000
Trip Location: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Trip Length: 9 days
Annual # Of Vacation Days: Freelancing means I can take however many days off I can afford without alienating both sets of bosses and coworkers.
Costs: It would have been $521.97 but I redeemed 34,798 Chase Ultimate Rewards points towards it instead.
Costs: This trip was arranged by my dive shop, Scuba Network, in Manhattan. A five-night stay at Casa Mexicana was included in the package. It also includes hotel accommodations, transportation to and from the dive sites and hotels, breakfasts and lunches on dive days, three days of two-tank boat dives (six dives), a whale shark snorkeling trip, marine park fees, and one dinner. ($1,195) .
7:56 a.m. — Flight takes off on-time. I put on my noise-canceling headphones, play some movie scores, and snooze.