FIRE Travel – Driving On The Wrong Side

More than anything after returning from our vacation last month, everyone wanted to know what it was like to drive on the ‘wrong side’ of the road when we were in Great Britain. All together, we drove almost 20 hours from London to Bath, the Cotswolds to York, from Edinburgh to Inverness. Like many Americans,…

Thrifty Thursday – Cruise Ship Excursions

Our family has taken quite a few cruises over the years and I am always amazed at how often folks pay big bucks for excursions through the cruise line companies.  This is a key source of revenue for cruise companies, but not really necessary for most ports. Our last trip was a good example.  We…

Thrifty Thursday – Boat Clubs

A few years ago, my wife & I were split on the prospect of buying a boat.  We had reached the point in our financial journey that we could afford to splurge on a speedboat.  We wouldn’t make a huge dent in our savings, and certainly wouldn’t take on any debt.  We had friends that…