Retire Early & Semi-Retirement2021-10-15T15:50:42-04:00
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Explore resources and guides to retiring early and semi-retirement!

Retiring early to travel the world is more attainable than you may think—and these guides and stories from people who’ve actually done it will put you on the path to success. And if you’re not ready to fully stop working, semi-retirement may be the answer if you have wanderlust, but want to stay busy. Frayed Passport is community-driven, so if you have a story or post you’d like to share, have a look at the editorial guidelines and get in touch!

Not sure where to start? Check out the most popular article this month on semi-retirement: Can’t Retire Early? Semi-Retire and Travel the World

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November 28th, 2021|

It’s no secret that we live on $30,000 per year, and in our 31st year of financial independence we see no need to lower our spending. Here's how we do it, and how you can too.

October 20th, 2021|

This is the second in a series of articles on my semi-retired travels with my wife, Robin, who is not retired, but works remotely. Read about our visit to the new St. Pete pier, the Salvador Dalí Museum, a Rays game at Tropicana Field, and more.

October 18th, 2021|

Costa Rica is a dream destination for digital nomads. With high-quality and affordable healthcare, political stability, great infrastructure, low crime, and plenty of nature, culture, and entertainment, it’s easy to see why so many see moving to Costa Rica and living in Costa Rica as a great idea.

October 11th, 2021|

Costa Rica has recently announced a new visa type for digital nomads. Read all about how to apply for this and other residency types in this gorgeous country!

October 5th, 2021|

Geoarbitrage is moving to a place with a low cost of living while maintaining or increasing your current income. Learn more in this comprehensive guide.

September 17th, 2021|

Ramping up to the launch of our monthly feature for those who'd like to become digital nomads and semi-retired travelers, I'm sharing this interview I did as a longtime nomad myself, with some thoughts in particular about being less-than-social along the way.

September 14th, 2021|

What's it like to travel on the Amtrak Auto Train? Read this story from a semi-retiree and frequent traveler who knows all about it!

August 3rd, 2021|

Is working abroad a thing of the past? The answer is no! Let's look at three different ways you can find jobs overseas.

July 14th, 2021|

We write a lot about the FIRE lifestyle, semi-retirement, and more, all with an important underlying message: Live and work the way you wish, and make the most of your time on this planet.

June 9th, 2021|

From vaccine passports, to semi-retirement, and from road trips to space travel, here are our 21 predictions for 2020s travel trends!

March 3rd, 2021|

A work sabbatical offers you time to explore, learn, and think more about what you want from life. Here are 8 places to consider for yours.

September 19th, 2020|

COVID travel is changing day-to-day. Read this interview with world traveler Dale Knight for info about where you can go right now, and how.

September 10th, 2020|

Traveling during the COVID pandemic is possible - but you have to be flexible, as seen in this account of traveling between the US and Mexico!

September 4th, 2020|

The perfect time for retirement doesn't exist. Things change, and sometimes radically - let's look at eight basics to keep you on track to achieving your semi-retirement or early retirement dreams.

September 1st, 2020|

In this guide, we’ll cover why you should open an online store and discuss why e-commerce work is one of the best jobs for digital nomads. 

August 25th, 2020|

A sabbatical from work is an extended break to recharge the body and mind. Beyond rest and relaxation, it's time for learning and adventure.

August 4th, 2020|

You don’t need a traditional work visa or business visa to live and work abroad. Read this guide to digital nomad visas, freelancer visas, and more!

May 21st, 2020|

Digital nomad housing options abound. You can find places in any destination in minutes - the tricky part is finding the right place. Read on for our guide!

May 10th, 2020|

When we are in the middle of it, fear seems very real. And moving past it seems impossible. How do we turn fear virus into a climate of hope and optimism?

May 6th, 2020|

First of all, "failure" is not in our vocabulary. But if you want to set yourself up for disappointment in early retirement, here's what you need to do.

April 13th, 2020|

If nothing else, travel trains you to become flexible - to deal with the unexpected. If you're dealing with a shake-up, remember lessons from your travels.