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About Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their popular website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible.

12 Tips on How to Make the Most of Feasting Internationally (and stay on a budget)

For those of us who enjoy international cuisine, eating local specialties while traveling is the best of two worlds. Meals don’t always have to be in fine dining establishments where pricing can be astronomical - you can relish terrific flavors from a food cart, on a picnic, or from the local supermarket.

Essential Guidelines for Travelers

Recently, a guy I met in Panajachel, Guatemala was having numerous problems getting money because he lost his wallet with both of his ATM cards inside. Eventually, he will receive replacement cards, but only after personal aggravation and the disruption of his daily schedule. This got me to thinking. Since we don't want this same situation to happen to you, we put together some useful points to consider. Take advantage of what we know!

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Creating Happiness 100 Times Over Again

Recently I read an article about happiness and how we can increase its presence in our lives. The premise of the piece was that frequent, small pleasures increase our happiness level far more than one big pleasure. We adapt to a big pleasure until it becomes routine for us, so the new car we were so excited about when we purchased it, becomes mundane over time. The beautiful flooring and the exquisite bedroom set we just had to have all becomes ordinary as time passes.

Claim Your Freedom!

Billy and I have been traveling the globe for almost three decades. Within those international trips we have noticed that humans intrinsically desire to be free. For the most part you and I enjoy our freedoms. We have control over our finances, we can drive a car whenever we choose to do so, and if you are reading this, chances are you have a background of education and experience from having lived your life. But there are other ways we close ourselves off from freedom and with a little sense of adventure and a change of perspective, you can gain those freedoms back. Take a look at some suggestions below.

The Rocks in My Basket

A few months ago, I was enjoying a cappuccino with a girlfriend at a local café and catching up on each other’s lives. “What have you been up to lately, Jo?” I asked eagerly. “Rearranging the rocks in my basket” she said matter-of-factly. I have been to Jo’s home for fun, food, and holiday festivities. She has a wonderful indoor-outdoor living style with a hand carved hot tub in her side garden. Curious, I asked her what she meant. Did she have a new rock garden in her back yard? Has she been collecting some of the local semi-precious stones around Guatemala?

Everyone Loves a Bargain

Bargaining, a dance between buyer and seller, is integral in these cultures. It is through this negotiation on the terms of an exchange that both participants learn a great deal about the other person. However, personal interaction is an important ingredient in bargaining cultures, and by eliminating this unspoken, under-the-surface dialogue, there would no longer be the dance.