Financial Independence Update- June 2022

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. June was an interesting month. On one hand, Whitney and I have been having the time of our lives in Alaska hiking, camping, and fishing in some of the most beautiful places we've ever seen. We've gone to several national parks in Alaska … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- June 2022

Financial Independence Update- May 2022

At the beginning of May, after a short time at home upon our return from Latin America, we headed out on our road trip from Virginia to Alaska for our travel PT contracts starting in the middle of the month. I'd been looking forward to driving the ALCAN for many years, so I was pretty … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- May 2022

10 Weeks Traveling Around Latin America for Less Than $85/day

Getting Back on the Horse After our original 5 month Latin America trip was cancelled in 2020, Whitney and I were very excited to replan at least a portion of the trip. We only had about half as much time to travel on this trip so our itinerary was significantly reduced, but we knew it … Continue reading 10 Weeks Traveling Around Latin America for Less Than $85/day

Financial Independence Update- April 2022

In April we finished up our nearly 3-month Latin America trip. We spent the beginning of the month in Peru and Costa Rica then got back home in the middle of the month just in time to do our taxes. The trip was really awesome overall despite running into more issues than any of our … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- April 2022

The Great Student Loan Pause and Its Impacts

It has now been over two years since the federal student loan pause began in March of 2020. After multiple extensions of the original pause, alas, the end date of May 2022 has been once again extended, now until August 31st, 2022. The odds are that repayment won't begin then either, in my humble opinion. … Continue reading The Great Student Loan Pause and Its Impacts

Financial Independence Update- March 2022

We spent the month of March traveling through Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, continuing on our Latin America Trip. By the beginning of March we were mostly recovered from Covid after a couple of weeks. That is besides general deconditioning from a significant reduction in activity while sick. After being stuck in Mexico City much … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- March 2022

Financial Independence Update- February 2022

At the beginning of February we started our 2.5 month international trip, but our first stop on the trip was actually San Antonio, Texas for the APTA CSM conference (the biggest physical therapy conference of the year). The conference went really well, and we got to meet dozens of our followers, mostly from Instagram, and … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- February 2022

Hawaii: Living, Working & Exploring for 3 months (Recap)!

In the summer of 2021, we had the experience of a lifetime getting to live, work and play in Hawaii for 3 months! I (Whitney) had the opportunity to take a travel physical therapy contract on the Big Island, and Jared came along for the adventure! We had an amazing time, and I want to … Continue reading Hawaii: Living, Working & Exploring for 3 months (Recap)!

Financial Independence Update- January 2022

At the beginning of January we took a couple week road trip from Virginia down to Key West FL with lots of stops along the way. We met up with friends, followers, and family all along our route, but the main purpose of the trip was to see the national parks in Florida as well … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- January 2022

Latin America Trip: The Sequel

If you've been following this site for a while, you know that Whitney and I usually do a lot of international travel. Back in 2018, we decided that we wanted to spend at least 4 months out of the country each year following semi-retirement that year. I also decided to track my expenses on each … Continue reading Latin America Trip: The Sequel