FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE WITHOUT EVER WRITING A BUDGET

I am financially independent and financially free. Early retirement became a reality to me at age 43, but I have a confession to make, something I’ve never actually admitted before: I have never written a personal budget. Yes, I know, I know. Isn’t that supposed to be rule #1 in Good Financial Practices 101? I’m... Continue Reading →

THREE OPTIONS TO TRAVEL BY BUS FROM CUENCA TO PERU

Need to travel to Peru from Cuenca, Ecuador?  Here are three options if you want to take a bus from Cuenca to Peru (Mancora, Piura, or Chiclayo). All three options begin from Cuenca’s Terminal Terrestre, located at the west end of Ave. España. From our Airbnb accommodation, we took bus #12 and it dropped us... Continue Reading →

HOW TO TRAVEL FOR LESS THAN $5,000 A YEAR

October 4th, 2017 marks one year on the road for us! Before leaving the USA we researched and read many blogs to see what this venture would cost us.  We wanted to be prepared.  It can be hard to gauge what will be needed for budget travel, but we started out with a goal of spending... Continue Reading →

HOUSE SITTING, A NOMAD’S VACATION

Something about getting on a bus headed to a place I have never been with all our belongings on our laps or in the bin overhead simply excites me. I get a giddy feeling and a goofy grin on my face.  However it can also be exhausting moving constantly from place to place.  Sometimes it... Continue Reading →

BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA

I heard a scratching sound, close by.  I reached for my phone under my pillow.  It was 1AM.  The scratching continued and was accompanied by the crinkling sound of a plastic bag.  I turned on the phone's flashlight and pointed it toward the noise above our heads.   It was a large, might I say very large roach,... Continue Reading →

HOW TO PACK FOR TWO YEARS

A little over one year ago we decided to sell everything we owned except what would fit in our two backpacks and take off to travel the world, as light as possible.   Over the next eight months that followed we quit our jobs, sold our stuff including cars, a motorcycle, our home and just about... Continue Reading →

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