Intentionally Minimalist Retirement
Apr07

Intentionally Minimalist Retirement

Just before I retired in 2011 I sold almost everything I owned. It wasn’t because money was tight, but because I wanted to spend my life as an adventure, traveling the world, pursuing my passions of writing and photography, most of the things I owned weren’t going to fit into that lifestyle. I didn’t intend to become a “minimalist”, but I wanted to make the most of my retirement and it was the best thing that would make things work...

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Now Living the Retirement Adventure in Vientiane, Laos!
Feb10

Now Living the Retirement Adventure in Vientiane, Laos!

As I mentioned in an update a few weeks ago, it was quickly becoming time to take this retirement adventure to another venue. Almost since Sarah and I met nearly a year and a half ago we have been discussing what we thought would be some of the best places on the planet for us to live after we left Thailand. Nothing was off the table, but for now we found the one that best fit our criteria was literally next-door. I don’t...

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2015! The Retirement Adventure Continues
Jan08

2015! The Retirement Adventure Continues

It is hard to believe it is already 2015! I haven’t written an update for a while, but it isn’t because I haven’t been busy. In fact 2014 was one of my busiest travel, writing and photography years so far. The truth is I have taken on so many projects; keeping up with everything has been a challenge. I never realized how difficult retirement would make it for me to say no to intriguing new projects and adventures while staying focused...

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Retirement Travel: My Life of Fear
Sep29

Retirement Travel: My Life of Fear

I have recently had a number of people tell me that they think I am “brave” for living my retirement years as an adventure, traveling the world and drinking in life as fast as I can. They relay to me dangers that they have heard about on the news, happening in places that they have never been before and they tell me that I need to pay more attention, worry more about “things” and be more cautious. They tell me of the latest...

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10 Questions About My Retirement Travel Adventure for my Liebster Award
Jun16

10 Questions About My Retirement Travel Adventure for my Liebster Award

I didn’t know what a Liebster Award was when I found that I had been nominated/awarded one by Dennis Kopp of See The World In My Eyes. The Liebster (which means “dearest” in German) is a virtual honorary award passed among, what is supposed to be, up and coming travel bloggers who want to ask questions of bloggers they admire. The origins of the award are a bit sketchy but it appears to have been started by a German travel blogger...

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Three Years Already! What an Amazing Retirement Adventure
May31

Three Years Already! What an Amazing Retirement Adventure

Three years ago today I began the adventure I call LifePart2. During that time I have resided in three different countries and traveled in more than a dozen others. I have been transported on everything from private airplanes to oxcarts and I have slept in accommodation ranging from hard wooden floors in Buddhist monasteries to suites in five star hotels. I have dined on filet mignon in the world’s finest steak houses and eaten stir...

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