Send Out Cards & Brownies!


A business opportunity was presented to me back in 2012 and this one turned out to be a good fit and a whole lot of fun! It is a business that is location independent – I can work on it from anywhere.  There is no storefront and no inventory, giving us  flexibility …

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Travel Musings

These are various quotes on travel and such. Some are the basis for blog posts and others are just here because they make me happy.  I call them the travel musings and pull them out when travels go awry. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.  African Proverb Visits always …

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Another Rainy Day

Megan's Bay

It’s raining outside my open window and the aroma reminds me of a world waiting to be explored – and islands. We’re counting our nickels and making plans for more travel! I’ve received some questions about how we make money for travel using the SendOutCards website, so here are a …

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Must have tech toys

olympus e500

When you travel around the country or even anywhere in the world, it is important to have the right equipment.  You definitely will need some essential tech toys.  This is especially true in terms of our technology in a connected world.  We have two kinds of equipment that make our …

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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge-San Francisco California

Here’s the cure for the common tour:  San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge!  We wanted to walk the bridge for the views and photo opportunities but struck gold when we discovered the free, walking tours offered through I can’t say enough good things about this organization and especially the knowledgeable …

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The Retirement Project

Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi

This is the core of what this blog is all about.  Is it possible to set a timeline for retiring and starting our dream of international immersion travel?  We vote YES! After all, if Gretchen Rubin can cram happiness into a one year experiment, we can use the same approach …

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