North America2022-08-05T11:27:39-04:00

North America

August 8th, 2022|

Take a ride on Amtrak’s legendary Zephyr—two days on the train from Chicago to California: gorgeous scenery, great food, new friends, onboard romance..and one engineer who brought his pet mouse.

July 3rd, 2022|

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.

June 23rd, 2022|

In this article, we’ll look at Anthony Bourdain’s 10 best episodes of Parts Unknown. Take time to watch them, and you’ll be hungry for more than just food.

June 17th, 2022|

On an archaeology volunteer trip, you can unearth landmarks and excavate treasures that end up in museums. Here are some of our top picks for the best trips worldwide!

June 15th, 2022|

Around 1.1 million expats live in Mexico, with about 700,000 from the United States. Here are a dozen reasons why Mexico is attractive to those with plenty of money—and also to those who don’t have that much.

June 1st, 2022|

Dark tourism often is associated unfairly with other types of travel that can be dangerous or even unethical—let’s take a look at what dark tourism is, and what it isn’t.

May 20th, 2022|

If you can swim—ok, if you can float—then you can snorkel! And the best snorkeling in North America is at Dry Tortugas National Park right near Key West.

March 20th, 2022|

No one can predict when market downturns will happen and no one can predict when they will end. It is best to be prepared knowing that you will be able to ride them through.

February 2nd, 2022|

How many of America's beautiful National Parks have you had the chance to visit? Here are just a few ideas for your next adventure!

January 1st, 2022|

Ready to see the world and make a difference? Read our guide to volunteering abroad so you have the tools to choose the right program and travel SMART.

December 10th, 2021|

All over the world, you'll find comfort foods. They're diverse and delicious, and filled with love. Let's have a look at a few you can try on your travels!

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 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!

September 1st, 2021|

While the high cost of travel may have you feeling down, don’t frown. We’ve put together this handy guide to travel price inflation.

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.

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 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.

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!

July 6th, 2020|

This guide covers all you need to know about traveling during COVID-19: the best destinations and activities during Coronavirus, and how to stay safe.

August 8th, 2022|

Take a ride on Amtrak’s legendary Zephyr—two days on the train from Chicago to California: gorgeous scenery, great food, new friends, onboard romance..and one engineer who brought his pet mouse.

July 3rd, 2022|

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.

June 23rd, 2022|

In this article, we’ll look at Anthony Bourdain’s 10 best episodes of Parts Unknown. Take time to watch them, and you’ll be hungry for more than just food.

June 17th, 2022|

On an archaeology volunteer trip, you can unearth landmarks and excavate treasures that end up in museums. Here are some of our top picks for the best trips worldwide!

June 15th, 2022|

Around 1.1 million expats live in Mexico, with about 700,000 from the United States. Here are a dozen reasons why Mexico is attractive to those with plenty of money—and also to those who don’t have that much.

June 1st, 2022|

Dark tourism often is associated unfairly with other types of travel that can be dangerous or even unethical—let’s take a look at what dark tourism is, and what it isn’t.

May 20th, 2022|

If you can swim—ok, if you can float—then you can snorkel! And the best snorkeling in North America is at Dry Tortugas National Park right near Key West.

March 20th, 2022|

No one can predict when market downturns will happen and no one can predict when they will end. It is best to be prepared knowing that you will be able to ride them through.

February 2nd, 2022|

How many of America's beautiful National Parks have you had the chance to visit? Here are just a few ideas for your next adventure!

January 1st, 2022|

Ready to see the world and make a difference? Read our guide to volunteering abroad so you have the tools to choose the right program and travel SMART.

December 10th, 2021|

All over the world, you'll find comfort foods. They're diverse and delicious, and filled with love. Let's have a look at a few you can try on your travels!

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 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!

September 1st, 2021|

While the high cost of travel may have you feeling down, don’t frown. We’ve put together this handy guide to travel price inflation.

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.

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 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.

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!

July 6th, 2020|

This guide covers all you need to know about traveling during COVID-19: the best destinations and activities during Coronavirus, and how to stay safe.