How we retired in our 20’s (and why you can too!)

Picture this scene: Every morning, around the same time, a random friendly-looking guy walks up to your house and knocks on your door. When you open the door, just like the day before, he hands you a couple of crisp $100 bills. He then smiles, waves goodbye, and says “See you tomorrow”. This is as close as we get to …

Essential family travel packing list

We travel light, very light, but that doesn’t mean we take nothing. With 2 young children, you have to put quality and flexibility first if you want to be able to travel freely and be as unencumbered as possible. Other than the normal items that would appear on everyone’s packing list (passports, charging cables, basic medical supplies etc.), here are …

Arrowtown, New Zealand

Just a twenty-five minute drive from Queenstown, you’ll find the adorable old gold-mining community of Arrowtown. Arrowtown maintains a sweet old town charm with interesting history, wineries and much to see: including miniature miner’s cottages from two hundred years ago. The town is situated next to a sweet creek making for the perfect afternoon for kids to run around and …

How we afford near-perpetual travel

The 2nd question we get most often, after ‘How did you retire in your 20’s?’, is about how we afford to travel for several months every year. The answer is quite simple and self-evident if you’ve read our post on retiring early – that is, we live off our investment income. Here’s a breakdown of our investments in rough order …

New Zealand

Our 2 weeks in New Zealand were some of the best we’ve had. The island is built for campervanning. We did the loop of the South Island, with some of our favourite stops below: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, New Zealand  Blenheim, New Zealand Wanaka, New Zealand Queenstown, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Arrowtown, New Zealand