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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!

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

Creative Entrepreneurs: Avoid Common Mistakes

Well-meaning creative entrepreneurs regularly make common mistakes. Avoid these to save yourself from needless complications that detract from your purpose. Creative entrepreneurs are some of the most fun and interesting people you're ever going to meet. They're artists, writers, designers, craftspeople, skilled in media, good with tools, musical instruments, paintbrushes, words and colors. They're intuitive and visionary. They're great at envisioning and producing beautiful things. But, in Continue Reading

Between Kauai Hurricanes

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Now that Iselle is a memory, listening to the silence between Kauai hurricanes brings forth a lovely symphony we might otherwise overlook. Hurricane preparation is like getting ready for a blizzard with a little more notice. People stock up on provisions, stow things, gas up their cars and prepare for power and water disruption. In the calm between Kauai hurricanes, we're holding over the prep we've already done.   For the past week or so, I've been taking photos around the Continue Reading