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Updated on: 01/16/19I've been on a quest for digital independence for almost five years now, and only recently achieved my goal thanks in part to paying off my debts in a debt avalanche. It all started when Angie and I were walking on a beach in Mauritius on our long-term trip that I said we should have a five year goal for digital independence. The idea at the time was that we'd build up our websites to the point that we could...

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Updated on: 11/29/18When we are at home, we like to have constant reminders of our travels. From the random knick-knacks to hand painted artwork we pick up on the road, our house is covered with decorations that remind us of where we've been over the years. But one of our favorite pieces of travel art is one that does not come from our travels, but is about our travels- our world map! For many years we were settled with a DIY travel...

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Updated on: 11/29/18When we tell people we travel the world for free (well, mostly for free), they often look at is with a bit of incredulity. Those who know us instantly assume it is because of this travel blog and that we bounce around from press trip to press trip. But we often shock them when we say that is not our scene and we go on few, if any, hosted trips. In fact, when we travel we don't even pitch brands to work with. It is...

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Updated on: 01/9/19No matter where you look, the hot topic of the day is Bitcoin. Record Bitcoin values, Bitcoin billionaires, how to invest in Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin. Everyone and their grandmother is talking about Bitcoin right now, and you'd think we cured cancer with the amount of buzz that cryptocurrencies are generating. But as I fancy myself more of a traditionalist when it comes to investing, I have adopted the...

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Updated on: 01/9/19Those who know us personally know that we absolutely love to travel hack. Where other bloggers may source the bulk of their travels through comps, partnerships, and other discounts, we pay for most all of it ourselves and owe a lot of it to the insane amount of airline, hotel, and non-branded credit card points we rack up in any given year. But we'll let you in on a little secret: our version of travel hacking does...

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Updated on: 11/26/18There is one thing that pisses me off about financial savings articles, and that is the recap of a saver's journey. The articles generally start with the person in question sharing their debt load, the plan they followed, and skips to the fact that they became debt free because of it X years later. That's great, but what is missing is the many years of hard work and commitment that it took to make the goal become a...

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