Category Archives: Travels

Hotel Living

I have always loved staying in hotels. Not all hotels all the time of course. But when they are done right I love just about everything about them. Business travel was always a regular feature of my working life and between that and our personal travels, over the years I’ve stayed in a lot of […]

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Around the world with an Aussie Biker

The motorbike I found parked in my Guatemalan hotel lobby; here in the Moroccan desert In March 2014 I was spending the month in Antigua, Guatemala, where they will kill you for your shoes. Or maybe not. One day I returned to my hotel to find a motorcycle parked in the lobby sporting an Australian […]

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Trish and Stan take an Intrepid Sailing Voyage

January 10, 2015 Trish’s Caribbean Report Part I: This is island life. I’m sitting under a couple of coconut palms, in a rattan chair, a view of the ocean in the distance. There are black and yellow butterflies on the red hibiscus flowers, and a lizard is watching me. In the tree beyond the terrace, […]

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Q&A I: Gaijin Shogun

Gaijin Shogun An original painting by Alex Ferrar On display at his restaurant Sobremesa, Antigua, Guatemala Traveling without a computer, as I do, provides a wonderful break from the relentless onslaught of non-stop connectivity that is the mark of our modern world. For a brief few weeks it gives me the chance to return to […]

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Cafe No Se

So I am here in Antigua, Guatemala hanging out in one of my favorite dives, Travel Menu, drinking beer and eating some awesome food and talking to my new pal Lito. The talk turns, as talk will do, to other worthy dives here in town and he asks if I’ve made it to Cafe No […]

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Case Study #3: Let’s get Tom to Latin America!

Image courtesy of Wikipedia I wasn’t planning two Case Studies this close together. Really. But then Tom dropped this note in my lap (actually on Ask jlcollinsnh) and it proved irresistible on several fronts: –It provides a chance to make a key point about F-You Money: Unlike the amount needed for full financial independence (FI) […]

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Chautauqua 2013: A Week of Dreams

Lake Cuicocha:  Where we had lunch and a boat ride in the crater of a volcano. First, thank you for you patience. I always feel a bit bad closing down the blog and leaving you with only past posts while I wander about during my summer travels. Not bad enough to stay home and write, […]

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They Will Kill You For Your Shoes!

If you decide to pursue financial freedom you are going to have to choose to spend your money on investments. Somehow in our culture this has come to be seen by most people as deprivation. That has never made much sense to me. Personally, there is nothing I’d rather buy or own than F-You Money. […]

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Dining with the Ghosts of Sarah Bernhardt and Alfons Mucha

The lobby of Hotel Pariz, Prague For the jlcollinsnh family, so far 2013 has been a very good year. The house is finally sold, freeing up some capital. The stock market has been on a tear. Our daughter had her milestone 21st birthday April 1st. Unfortunately, for that last, she’s in Rennes, France and we […]

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Greetings from Prague & a computer question

A Cool, if a bit creepy, Prague street sculpture* Welcome to my first “on the road” post ever! Those of you who are regular readers know that, when I travel, I leave the electronics behind. In fact, even if you just read the last post you know this. The reasons are many. Mostly, I like to […]

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