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Day 19 – Magic Mountain

Today is a Marmite day … you’re either going to love it or hate it. Whether you’re a fan or not you might be interested to know that six flags has more coasters than any other resort in the world.  You can read a fairly good history of the park here. You might have been […]

Day 18 – Cambria to Santa Barbara (via Pismo Beach)

We were all fairly disappointed in Cambria and I think the issue is that we had followed the traditional highway 1 itinerary … without actually spending very much time on highway one.  So without that coastal route, Cambria is nothing more than an inconvenient diversion and in reality, we could / should have pushed on […]

Day 17 – Carmel to Cambria

Let’s start the day by talking about bargains and discounts.  I love to haggle and I really don’t care if people get upset when I ask for a discount.  If you don’t ask, you don’t get and all that.  There are certain situations where you won’t get a discount e.g. having just finished a meal […]

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We are a couple in our 50’s who retired early to enjoy a different life.  We planned for a number of years but unlike many blogs that you will read our plan was not based on either extreme frugality or a particularly organized route to investing.  We were both financial professionals although you would not believe it is you look at some of the decision we have made.  We’ll share our journey, not because it’s a model for others to follow but maybe because hopefully there’s inspiration that others can learn from our experience (both positively and negatively!)

Originally from the United Kingdom we had itchy feet and left in 1999.  We have since lived in Germany, Australia and now in Austria as well as that work means through work we’ve travelled extensively.  We still love to travel but we also love to be at home in Austria, both in summer and winter it has so much to offer.

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