Screw The Average
Instead of traveling after we FI/RE we decided we’d instead do it concurrently. Yes, it will slow us down a bit but after careful consideration we decided the adventure and journey were more important than the destination and a specific dollar figure.
We travel light (less than 15 lbs in a 36 L backpack) and we never check bags. We’ve been known to do our own laundry for weeks on end and rarely eat out. Between house sits and hotel awards you’ll rarely find us paying for lodging.
If we can’t walk to it we’ll take a bus or a train and we only rent a car for epic road trips. There are too many places in the world begging to be explored, so we walk every path and see all there is to see before moving on to a new destination.
We’re extreme and analytical. We write what we know and what we’ve experienced and with a detail that we as readers wish we could find more of.