Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
The Benefits of Travel
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Stunning color display of Lake Chapala,
understand that not everyone likes to travel. No doubt it can be
challenging, but there are significant benefits if you choose to enliven
your routine with a little excursion.
Traveling makes you smarter!
the beginning of choosing a location, packing your suitcases and figuring
out the logistics of who will water your plants or
your pet, traveling
takes you out of your routine. Anything new and different like this which
engages your brain, causes new neurological pathways to grow.
Learning a new language, taking a cooking or painting class while on your
trip and meeting new people all place you in unique situations, and your
Traveling is healthy for you!
Traveling makes you strong!
realize that for some, all these new patterns outside the everyday routine
can be perceived as a hassle to some people. Yes, and that’s good! We learn
flexibility, creativity and self-reliance. Those are great attributes to
have and useful to daily living.
of mind, new solutions to new challenges and our sense of who we
are and how we cope gets stronger.
Traveling helps you become an interesting story teller.
things don’t go according to plan, those seemingly challenging circumstances
make for the best stories!
everything goes perfectly on your trip or vacation, and people ask “How did
you enjoy yourselves? How was your trip?” All you can say is “Great!”
if you lose
your luggage in a foreign country, an unexpected hail storm hits
your day outing, or your boat’s motor konks out, it’s then you
have stories to tell!
Like when our
coaster bus had three flat tires
on a trip back from El Salvador to
Don’t fret, go with the flow!
Enjoying the view from our hostel in
Traveling opens your mind.
of the best benefits of travel is the widening of perspective.
other cultures, engaging with the people, their customs, their
food, their language and the different natural surroundings, it can’t help
but change your perspective.
internal road to opening your mind has benefits for you when you return
Traveling helps you lighten up.
you take a trip, you realize that you can’t bring everything with you in
your suitcase. It’s just not possible.
when you live out of a suitcase for a month or more, you come to realize
that all the “stuff” you have at home might not be as necessary as you once
thought. How many pairs of shoes do you need? How many sweaters, shirts, and
change of clothing are crucial to a comfortable life?
you survive not seeing your favorite TV programs? Did you miss that ball
encounter with mminimalism that travel requires is refreshing.
a chance, take a trip!
you see, the exotic and the new that you encounter when on the road has
measurable, significant benefits for you.
your brain! Expand your mind! Lighten up on your stuff and take a trip!
And you might meet us on the road less traveled!
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Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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