BONUS: Free Stuff: $5,181 valueWe NEVER include free travel or products in our income because even though it’s a nice bonus, it doesn’t pay the bills, honey. FREE* TRAVEL: $5,181 for two peopleOur Nepal press trip could technically be considered free travel, so we’re including the estimated value in this section. They might have nice meals and stay at a nice hotel and have an overall good time, but it’s still a work trip. Now, I think travel blogging press trips are probably way more fun than the work trip I just described, but it. MONTHLY COSTS:New Monthly Cost: This month, we joined Impact Travel Alliance, a media network for conscious travel bloggers.