Over the past few weeks I have been planning my budget with what I want to take, and how much it will cost etc. As I am going for a photo expedition a new camera was in my budget. And with JB having a sale I thought now was as good as time as any to get it. So its a few models up from current one, also has video taking ability which is pretty good. Also at the same time I got a new mini laptop which will help sorting photos and writing my travel blog while I am away.
In the same week I bought an 80L hiking pack, which is all the luggage etc I will need for my travels, and a bag to put that in for airports etc. So far all my initial purchases for things I need before I go away have come close or just under budget, doing well so far.