Last weekend, I sat down in the comfort of my own home, put on my noise-canceling headphones, and had a video chat with a Paty, a Peruvian woman living in Lima. Paty is a student of International Relations, and fluent in Spanish, English, and French. She proceeded to gently correct my Spanish grammar and vocabulary for the next half hour. In the end, my teacher and I said farewell and promised to meet up again next weekend for another conversational lesson.
When we manage to snag a great airfare, like our $374 round trip ticket to Egypt via Paris, the people in our lives always ask us with astonishment how we managed to find it. The truth is, it’s really pretty simple. I’m going to share how we find a majority of our great sales and error fares here.
When I spent almost a year in Europe after I got out of school, I got seriously into Champions League soccer. Everyone I made friends with was following the league, so I spent a lot of nights out at the bar watching matches, and thus, a California boy with no soccer experience was transformed into a screaming, flag-waving Olympique Lyonnais fan.
The most cost-effective ways to get foreign currency, obtain the best exchange rate, and pay minimal or no fees to do it.
Mexico City. When most people who haven’t been there imagine it, they think of a dirty, polluted, third-world metropolis. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. While there’s no doubt Mexico City has some issues with poverty, traffic, and pollution, it is also chock-full of beautiful places on par with Manhattan, London, and other large cities all over the world.
Five places to retire in France. From the Alps to the sunny south, France can be an affordable retirement location for everyone.
Thanks to those who entered my little giveaway! In the end, there were two entrants. To make the drawing fair, I visited random.org, and used their random number generator tool to pick a number between 1 and 2. Here was the…
Fear confines us. It’s a prison of our own making, and it’s one reason that many people never get far from the communities and places they were born. There are legitimate reasons for fear. What’s important is that we exercise caution in proportion to risk.
Paris, July 9th, 8:34 AM Who told you? That’s the thought running through my mind as the Métro Line 1 barrels towards La Défense. It’s about 95 degrees underground. Humid. Western Europe is melting in an inferno of a heat wave. The…
Travel Hacking. That’s the term for how we travel for next to nothing. Near-zero is really the only budget we can afford while we pursue early retirement, so it’s incredibly fortunate that it’s possible to trade time spent researching for a chance to travel…