Armchair Traveling at Tax Time
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 03.13.13 | 7:39 AM ET
It’s tax time again. For me, as a freelance writer, that means hours spent wading through all the work-related receipts I’ve collected in the past year. The process is a pain, but it comes with a silver lining: I get to revisit 12 months’ worth of travel.
A handful of restaurant receipts takes me back to my unofficial Halibut Taco Tour of Southeast Alaska last winter; a stack of gas station slips sends me retracing my summer road-trip routes. Every year I promise myself that I’ll start sorting and filing my receipts as I go, instead of filling a shoebox with them and leaving it until tax time. But even if I managed to up my organizational game, I’d still be tempted to delay and do it all in one shot anyhow—the trip down the memory-lane paper trail is just about worth it.
Anyone else do this sort of armchair traveling come tax time?