Retire Early Lifestyle & Semi-Retirement2021-10-15T15:58:32-04:00
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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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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 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!

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.

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.

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.

April 13th, 2020|

If your boss has been resistant to developing a remote work policy, read our guide to get them onboard so you can work from anywhere - at home or worldwide.

March 23rd, 2020|

In this article, we’ll put a digital nomad spin on three popular budget methods: we’ll cover zero-sum budgeting, 50/30/20 budgeting, and envelope budgeting.

March 21st, 2020|

Death and taxes. Even as a digital nomad, these things remain certain. But how exactly do you pay taxes as a digital nomad? Read this guide to learn how!

March 5th, 2020|

Before you hit the snooze, hear us out! There’s a lot of good research that backs up the idea that you should wake up at 5am to be more productive.

January 11th, 2020|

If you're ready to lead a remove work lifestyle here, check out our top picks for the best coworking and coliving spaces in Southeast Asia!

December 13th, 2019|

If you're ready to ditch the 9-to-5 and semi-retire, make your money work for you! Let's have a look at these commmon investments for semi-retirement.

December 12th, 2019|

Twice in the last year, two friends have confided in me that they no longer have an interest in making new friendships. What's causing that?

December 12th, 2019|

Articles constantly note reasons “women have it harder” than men when saving for retirement. But there's more to it than can be summed up in bullet points.

September 25th, 2019|

Instead of totally pursuing financial independence, retire early (FIRE), make money and live life on your terms. Read on for the best semi-retirement jobs!