Who We Are

Bonnie and Trin a nomadic couple

We are Trinity and Bonnie

Trinity was born and raised in the Philippines. At the age of 27, he migrated to the United States with only a suitcase, a few dollars, and an employment contract that enabled him to have a successful career in IT.

Bonnie was raised in a home with little money but lots of work ethic. She paid for her own college education working numerous jobs in order to graduate debt free. She ended up in an IT career even though her degree was in Counseling.  It was there that she and Trinity met.

Together we lived as frugal as our upbringing, props to our parents. We saved most of our income until one day we realized we no longer needed to continue spending 50 to 80 hours at insanely busy corporate jobs.

Retired and Traveling

In 2016 we retired early from our corporate jobs to live our dream of traveling. We renovated a few foreclosed homes, turned them into rental properties, and got rid of all our belongings. If things go according to plan, our diverse investments should keep us on the road indefinitely.

Our travel is slow travel in hopes to get to know each country better and enjoy what it has to offer. In each country, we look for at least one volunteer opportunity. These opportunities allow us to give back a little, and they also give us more insight into each country and put us on the path of some pretty awesome people that we meet along the way.

We embrace minimalism and travel with only our backpacks utilizing public transportation. We love the freedom to move when and where at the drop of a hat. Occasionally, as a break from traveling, we house sit.  This allows us time to relax, enjoy a home and usually a few pets. We use that time to catch up on our online activities and sometimes binge-watch a series or two.

This blog is about stories from our nomadic life. We hope that our stories provide insight into other cultures and encourage our readers to travel to new places.

Why is our blog called 43bluedoors?

We started this adventure at the age of 43. Blue doors signify the open world of opportunities, an idea inspired by a car we once owned. When asked how we retired early we would often reply that we drove a beige car with a blue door. In other words, we lived frugally. We really did love that car.

Contact us at BonnieTruax@43BlueDoors.com

Trin and Bonnie behind a tree
Photo credit: Uly Montero

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10 thoughts on “Who We Are”

  1. Go to Costa Rica and let me know how you like it. I love it, actually. So fun and crazy roads you won’t believe. But the people are very friendly and life is “pura vida” with fantastic views of mountains and oceans on both sides. I wish you guys all the best in your adventures and wish I was there with you. Just don’t have the cajones to do that just at this moment!

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  2. Listening to Bonnie on Choose FI enjoyed the episode, a great story. We are FI but never had a budget.

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    • Hi Ray, Thank you. It’s great to be FI, it’s cool to see others who also did it without a budget. 🙂

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  3. Just found your site after wandering here from choose fi and wanted to say, “Hi!” Looking forward to following-

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  4. Hi there! First to be on your blog and I just wanted to say hello. Your blog was recommended to my by John and Susan of Latitude Adjustment: A Tale of Two Wanderers
    By the way, I am new in blogging and I just recently I made a challenge to myself to do blog hopping for the next 21 days. Each blog I will have it’s link posted on my blog so you can check yours. Hope you can support me leaving a comment on my blog.
    I followed your blog too.

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