When I first discovered the concept of financial independence while in my last year of grad school, I knew it was a milestone I wanted to achieve as quickly as possible. At times this led to an almost unhealthy obsession with maximizing income, minimizing expenses, and managing my investment accounts. This dedication to my finances … Continue reading Saving 100% of Work Income: Living on Side Hustles!
*by Whitney* Planning Our Next Adventure After our first two long international trips (Around the World in 2018 and EuroTrip 2019), we were planning our next big adventure for Latin America in March 2020! It seemed like a pretty quick turnaround, since we'd just gotten back from Europe in August 2019, followed by a big … Continue reading Our 2020 Latin America Trip
January has come to an end, and with it we're now at less than 6 weeks until we leave for our next long international trip to Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America)! We've been doing more planning for the trip over this past month, and it's been simultaneously exciting and tedious. This trip … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- January 2020
December was a fairly laid back month despite the holidays. Whitney had a couple extra days off from her Travel PT assignment due to the clinic being closed for Christmas and closing early on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I spent a lot of time in December in the gym and was rewarded with … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- December 2019
In November Whitney started her new travel PT contract in Goldsboro, NC, and we moved back into the fifth wheel! After several repairs over the past year, the camper is in good working order now, and since it's just been sitting in storage, we decided to check out campground options in Goldsboro. We lucked out … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- November 2019
Another Successful TripAfter our 5 month trip around the world last year in 2018, we had such a wonderful time that we knew it wouldn't be our last big international trip. We learned that the world is a huge place and there's so much to see before we decide to eventually settle down. The thirst … Continue reading 15 Weeks Traveling in Europe for Less than $47/day!
In October we were able to enjoy some much needed downtime at home in Virginia. After embarking on a 3 week cross-country road trip only days after getting back in the country from a 15 week international trip in Europe, we were more than ready for a break. We were able to spend some time … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- October 2019
September was another really busy month, but that's about par for the course for us these days. After getting back from Europe at the end of August, we had only a few days to visit with family before setting out on a cross country road trip. We'd never driven across the country before, so we … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- September 2019
*by Whitney* Timeline: August 8-20th If you haven’t already, you can check out my previous posts on our trip timeline here: EuroTrip 2019: The Final Itinerary EuroTrip 2019: Kicking Off the Trip in Madrid, Spain! EuroTrip 2019: Our 2 weeks in Portugal! EuroTrip 2019: 2 weeks in Spain, with Whitney’s Mom! EuroTrip 2019: France and … Continue reading EuroTrip 2019: Croatia!
In August, Our 15 week Eurotrip came to an end. Honestly, we were equal parts sad and relieved. We had an incredible experience traveling to so many new places, seeing so many wonderful sights, and enjoying the history, but by the end of the trip we were exhausted from constant action and moving from place to … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- August 2019