We were gone 124 days on this long trip. We drove 19,487 miles in 17 states, two provinces and one territory. Seat time in the truck was 480 hours. We also used six ferries, 2 small ships, 1 water taxi, one air boat, five commercial flights, three small aircraft, two flights in a sea plane, three taxies, a train and seven buses (and a partridge in a pear tree). We walked a lot with an average day exceeding 10,000 steps. The farthest we were from Raleigh was 4820 miles in Utqiagvik, Alaska.
Our single largest expense was fuel. We averaged more than 13 mpg but still spent $4,585 for 1474 gallons (average $3.11 gallon). Least expensive fuel was $2.21 gallon and the most costly came in at $7.69 in the Yukon. Our other expenses were close to planned budget. We spent $2,652 for food other than groceries. That is all other food, coffee, ice cream, dinners, snacks etc. That works out to $147 a week, not too bad on vacation mode and we ate very well. Campgrounds added $2,800 and repairs and maintenance $1,435. So, excluding admissions, excursions, hotels etc. the trip cost $10,172 or about $2,500 a month. We of course, did not have regular house expenses during this time and had canceled some things so a significant portion of that amount came from our usual expected expenses, just spent in a different venue.