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Day 21 – Universal Studio’s Hollywood

I should have mentioned that we’re staying in the Hilton Universal City which is just across the road from the Universal Studios theme park which is one reason for being here and the other is that as a Gold Member with Hilton I want to enjoy the benefits (mainly free breakfast) before my memberships start […]

Day 20 – Los Angeles

Hollywood When you ask a lot of people about what Los Angeles is famous for they will automatically talk about Hollywood.  But unlike some other cities which are famous for something, Hollywood itself is actually quite intangible for the average visitor.  Sure, there is the famous Hollywood sign which you can photograph (from a distance) […]

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 […]

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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.

Life is all about enjoying memorable experiences with those you love.  Over the years we’ve seen some fantastic places and had great times but after a couple of months everything blurs and the memories fade.  The origin of this blog was to create a more permanent record of those experiences and to share those experiences for others to enjoy.

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