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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.


Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

In our adult lives we have done some 'adventurous' things. At least we would like to call it that...


This bridge looked safe enough to walk over.... from a distance! (The gathering of huts below were for people to relax, while drinking the local beer or whisky and watching the sun set or moon rise.)


Our driver assured us that it was OK to walk over.  "Mai pen Rai," he said. But we hesitated, thinking we would view the bridge safely from afar.


He even said he would take the lead. "C'mon! Follow me!"

He said, "stay in the middle"...yeah right! Half of the boards were rotted, the other half were spongy and no good. What did we get ourselves into here?


The view was serene, though our knees were wobbling, thus shaking the bridge!


What happened to our driver taking the lead? What do you do at the halfway point? At least we see the end in sight!


Notice he's clinging onto the rail behind me (!) and Akaisha is clinging to him! Thanks guys! (Even so,.. how is that going to help if the bridge collapses or we fall through?)

Needless to say we made it, but this is one of those things when after it's over we scratch our heads wondering,

"Why did I do that?"

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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