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

Financial Independence Update- December 2021

Whitney and I stayed busy throughout December. Between working on our websites and social media accounts; a partially spur of the moment eight day trip to Puerto Rico; Christmas; and planning, packing, and leaving right after Christmas for a road trip to south Florida, we had very little down time. But despite being busy, our … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- December 2021

Financial Independence Update- November 2021

November went by really quickly. During the month, Whitney and I took a two week road trip to Upstate New York to hike and visit some friends, and go to Niagara Falls. I'd never been to Niagara falls, Whitney hadn't been since she was a kid, and neither of us had ever been to the … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- November 2021

Financial Independence Update- October 2021

October was a HUGE month! I turned 33 years old on the 20th, and I also had the best month of my life both in terms of income and investment returns. It's pretty cool to be breaking all time monthly income records considering it's been almost three years since I last worked full time. We … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- October 2021

2021 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses

We enjoyed last year's road trip in our van so much that we decided to do a very similar trip this year! We altered the route to be able to see more of the country including some new national parks and states we hadn't been to yet. We also shortened the trip by a couple … Continue reading 2021 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses

Financial Independence Update- September 2021

We were on our cross country road trip throughout almost all of September. We left Virginia shortly after the beginning of the month, planning to take about 3 weeks to make it out to Las Vegas for the Traveler's Conference at the end of the month. Along the way, we visited several national parks and … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- September 2021

Aloha from Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Expense Report

After spending two full months on the Big Island for Whitney's Travel PT contract, we were excited to thoroughly explore the other three major Hawaiian islands. Although we did some amazing hikes on the Big Island, we didn't get the views that we were expecting after seeing a ton of Hawaiian hiking pictures from friends … Continue reading Aloha from Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Expense Report

Financial Independence Update- August 2021

We spent almost the entire month of August exploring the other major Hawaiian islands. After Whitney finished her travel PT contract on the Big Island, her mom flew out to meet us on the Big Island to spend a few days there before going with us to Oahu and Maui. After a couple weeks of … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- August 2021

Vegas Bound: 2021 Cross Country Road Trip Plans

*by Whitney* We can't believe this time of year has come around again already! We are gearing up for our third annual cross-country road trip, traveling from home in Virginia, to Las Vegas for the Healthcare Traveler's Conference (TravCon), and back to Virginia! We did this for the first time in 2019 and attended our … Continue reading Vegas Bound: 2021 Cross Country Road Trip Plans