They say we vote with our dollars, so I was interested when someone recently asked online, “What are you boycotting until the day you die?” The post had over 3 thousand responses, so I quickly tallied through a bunch until I had a good sense of the top ones people mentioned over & over again … The fact that many of these are the biggest … Continue reading What Are You Boycotting?
I met a wonderful, inspirational gentleman at Walt Disney World last month. It might be the thing that I remember most when I reflect back on that trip. Daniel said I could share his name and story, so here it is … Daniel was serving us at the restaurant in the lobby of the luxurious Wilderness Lodge and getting trained-in by another employee. My wife … Continue reading Leaving A Legacy …
This week we are on Spring Break – enjoying the sunny weather in Florida. When I get back, I only have one week left in the office before I leave for early retirement, so I’m kind of feeling retired already. Kind of like the ‘practice early retirement’ I imagined when I was home for the holidays. This time, I decided I would NOT pay … Continue reading Magical Escape From Work Email
I recently wrote about our travel plans in early retirement and the advantages of traveling off-season. A friend of mine said that the three best times to travel were in January/February, May, and September. This is when rates may be as much as 20-30% cheaper than the times when most people can fit in trips between work & school schedules.
I thought it was good advice and it certainly proves out when you look at this chart from yourfirstvisit.net which Continue reading “Thrifty Thursday – Best Times Of The Year To Travel”
We are at sea today on our summer vacation cruise of Scandinavia. Yesterday we were in Copenhagen, and today we are sailing toward Tallinn, Estonia. We are on a Royal Caribbean ship, although we have cruised on different ones in the past. As we were pulling out of the harbor yesterday, there were several other cruise ships also departing, including ships from MSC, Holland America, … Continue reading Reminiscing On The Water