Category Archives: Guest Blog Posts

Honor, Respect and a Purple Eggplant

All the hotels I could afford were locked tight and my only option was to beg and bribe a watchman to let me stay in the stairwell behind iron gates. Continue reading

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Flaws I’m Forced to Accept

Something horrible happened a few weeks into my marriage. My tall husband discovered dust on top of the refrigerator and I was smacked in the face with the horrifying reality that eventually everything in the house would get dirty, and I was the designated cleaner. I did not face this reality gracefully. Continue reading

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How I Created My Location Independent Lifestyle

Less than three years later, at 36, I retired from the law. Our savings hit our magic number. We took the risk, sold everything, including our beloved Mini Cooper, and left the US. Continue reading

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Domestic Medical Tourism

We had hoped to make ourselves more “known” to the uninsured population requiring surgery, but primarily wanted to expose the price-fixing arrangements between hospitals and insurance groups. The first thing that happened, however, shocked us. Canadians started calling. And then flying to Oklahoma City for their surgery. Continue reading

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Battle of the Bulge

I was trapped in a Mexican toilet and held hostage by a floral print boa constrictor. Continue reading

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Don’s Personal Medical Tourism Experience

When I went to settle up my bill at the cashier’s, rather than be charged more for this second appointment, I was given a refund of $70, bringing the total cost of the MRI, consults, CD, report and insurance documentation to $470. Continue reading

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SAY WHAT?

From all I have read, it seems the only cure, albeit temporary, is for the wife to leave home for several days. The husband will have a gnawing suspicion that something isn’t right when he trips over a growing pyramid of wet towels on the bathroom floor, or rolls over in bed and falls out, because you are not there to block his fall. Continue reading

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Thinking of Volunteering on Your Trip to Thailand? Start Here!

Using these tips to prepare to volunteer in Thailand will ensure that you make the most out of your time in Thailand while having an amazing, life-changing experience. Continue reading

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Buying Medical Care vs. Buying Medical Insurance

You can tell those “billions in profits” and “catastrophic expense” guys that you won’t be buying their products any more. You have a better plan. Continue reading

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How the Home Shopping Network Turned Me into a Zebra

“Did you hear that?” one of them gasped. “Margaret is eighty four and still cares about how she looks. How absolutely adorable.” Continue reading

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