Top 10 Next Steps…

49 DAYS: Top 10 “Next Steps” for this Week 1. Research Travel & Medical Insurance Options 2. Work on getting our Blog up 3. Find accommodations in Papeete and reserve 4. Work on a tentative outline for Australia, and reserve lodging for New Year’s Eve in Sydney, before everything is booked up. 5. Continue to pair down our possessions 6. Touch base with several ministries/organizations we are potentially coming alongside in Playa del Carmen, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, Thailand. 7. Continue searching airline routes and potential itineraries while in Southeast Asia 8. Work… Read More

You Must Be Loaded!

So HOW? How can we afford to do this? (aka “You must be loaded!”) The truth is, no…we are not independently wealthy. Not even close. And this is not a “luxury” year long vacation. So how, then? Well, there are a number of contributing factors. I’ll share our TOP 10 here. 1. We live frugally & have made sacrifices along the way. No cable, no new cars, etc. 2. When we leave, we will have no mortgage or rent to worry about. Only storage costs. 3. We worked hard at becoming debt-free…. Read More

Housing Updates and Lessons Learned

When we chose our Spanish Teacher & School, we also discovered a new friend.  Katya was instrumental in connecting us with one of her wonderful realtor friends.  Through this friend, we were able to find a great beach rental property for a fraction of the cost, given our length of stay. We will be staying at this property for 3 months.  It sits walking distance from the beach and has three bedrooms, a lovely kitchen, and even a community pool. Thankfully it offers Wifi, which we will need, and is close enough to… Read More