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Kiva Ends, Real Life Begins

Kiva Ends, Real Life Begins

2017 was a crazy year.  We left Hawaii, road tripped the US, traveled to India, Nepal, Borneo, and the Philippines.  Jennifer flew home in July, while I started a six-month Fellowship with Kiva.org in Tajikistan and Georgia.  In a week I’ll fly home to face real life again. Well, I guess it’s 2018 now.  A whole year ahead of us to start new lives.  To find jobs, a place to live, probably some furniture.  Everything, really.  We sold our possessions…

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Kevin’s Career Takes an Unexpected Turn

Kevin’s Career Takes an Unexpected Turn

Newsflash:  I (Kevin) will be flying from the Philippines (after Borneo) to San Francisco in mid-July for a week of Kiva training, then off to Tajikistan and Georgia for six months.  I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to not only help out struggling entrepreneurs and improve the world, but to also get training in an industry I’ve wanted to explore for many years.  To go to work and know that you are directly helping needy people is a something…

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How to save on airline tickets? Let me tell you our tricks.

How to save on airline tickets? Let me tell you our tricks.

Ok, we all know that airline tickets are a big portion of any vacation/travel budget, right?! Well let me tell you some of the ways that Kevin and I save on airline tickets.  In the last 2 years we have travelled to San Diego (twice), New Zealand, through the Hawaiian Islands and booked our ticket to Hong Kong then onto India all for free! Well let me correct – we do have to pay the nominal taxes and fees (ranging…

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Letting go of material possessions – in 5 steps

Letting go of material possessions – in 5 steps

  Well since we have activated Plan B (travel the world) I have been motivated to let go of our material possessions.  Let me tell how we are proceeding in 5 easy (well kind of) steps. Step 1 – We gave notice on our place and we bought our plane ticket!! WOW – now this is a huge step so make sure you are ready.  I guess we never are truly ready as this is a big leap of faith….

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Letting go of material possessions .. it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Letting go of material possessions .. it’s not as easy as it sounds.

    So… it’s time I put my money where my mouth is… so to speak.  It seems that we can no longer wait for Kevin’s clearance as rent is just too high in Hawaii and our savings are trickling through our fingers.  So we are activating Plan B and going travelling.  Ok, sounds great right? Well yes it is but … As per my previous posts I have spoken of saving money and for quite some time now I…

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Simplify …. it will be key to escape the daily grind!

Simplify …. it will be key to escape the daily grind!

Ok… so most good things don’t come without a bit of sacrifice right?! Take myself for example, prior to leaving my job I was making a good salary and pretty much could go out to eat or buy stuff on-line without thinking twice about it.  Now that my goals have changed to escaping the daily grind and getting my life back,  I have to consider what is really important to me. Well here are some easy ways to save money…

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10 Ways To Escape The Daily Grind.

10 Ways To Escape The Daily Grind.

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in the hamster wheel of life and that you aren’t going anywhere or that what you are doing doesn’t REALLY matter?  Well that’s how I have been feeling so, as you know, I quit my job and I am looking for ways to earn money from home or at least on my own schedule and learn how to escape the daily grind and perhaps even make a small difference in this beautiful world…

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How my Wanderlust began

How my Wanderlust began

Hi! As you know I recently quit my job in corporate America and I am going to try and make a go at being a web entrepreneur.  I have traveled the world extensively and would like to share my knowledge of how you can travel instead of vacation and take extended trips to see the world.  This is a topic I think about and pursue quite often so I hope I can share some of my experiences with you! I have pursued…

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Freedom or bust!

Freedom or bust!

So …. Since I last said hello a lot has happened.  I actually went and did it .. I quit my job in corporate America and have gone rogue.  Well, that’s not entirely accurate.  Here’s how it went down … While vacationing on the Big Island (a.k.a. The Orchid Isle or just plain Hawaii),  while I was lamenting my fate of having to go back to my job at the resort, Kevin received a job offer for a Senior Audit…

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