We're Betsy and Pete Wuebker, location independent entrepreneurs who live a simplified travel-centered life. Since 2008, we've built a variety of online businesses that provide us with the keys to happiness: travel, simplicity and freedom. When 2014 comes to a close, we'll have spent it in Europe, Russia, Hawaii, the South Pacific and more! If we can achieve this, so can you!

Lifestyle Change Interview: When All Balls Drop

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Our friend, Heidi Siefkas, turned a catastrophic trifecta into a lifestyle reset. Listen to our podcast conversation about her memoir: When All Balls Drop. We first met our friend, Heidi Siefkas, here on Kauai. As we got to know her adventurous nature, it seemed to us she was a woman who knew exactly who she was, where she was going, and how to take the most exciting (and possibly dangerous, just for kicks) route to get there. We were kindred spirits in many ways: midwest small town upbringing, Continue Reading

Aloha Kauai

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It's our last week on Kauai before we head off to Fiji, the first stop on our 2 year trip around the world. We've been lucky to share this magical island with guests from Germany this week. They are the sons of family friends, and it has been so much fun to see Kauai through their eyes. As you might imagine, there's not a lot of time to write as we make final preparations. So, this post will be visually, as opposed to verbally, rich. We've shared some of these photos already on our Facebook Continue Reading

Taking the Leap

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This story is part of the Taking the Leap resource, a database of real-life stories from people who've gone from job dissatisfaction to career emancipation. This story is designed to inspire & give courage to anyone who is on the verge, and feeling called, to quit their job in order to pursue something more meaningful. This is part of the Taking the Leap resource, a database full of real-life stories from people who have successfully gone from job dissatisfaction to career emancipation. Continue Reading

Are Carriage Rides a Tourist Trap?

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Horse-drawn carriage rides are popular with romantics and sightseers alike, but of course the experience doesn't come cheap. Or does it? This is not a post about horse-drawn carriage rides and animal rights; there are plenty of agenda posts and opinions on that subject already. This is a post about whether horse-drawn carriage rides are a high-priced tourist trap aimed at free-spending vacationers. Are high-priced carriage rides justified? Well, that depends. The experience certainly lives Continue Reading

Packing for Our RTW Trip

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We're packing for our RTW trip as full-time nomads. This post is about getting real with one main suitcase for the next two years. Can I do it? Background: It was helpful before we began packing for our RTW trip that we had downsizing experience. We combined two households when we married, and then transitioned from a large house to a smaller townhouse. Then we sold everything and moved to a tropical island. None of it was easy. It is amazing the attachments we make with Continue Reading