Stories of Travel & Finance

Location Freedom

Do you want to travel more but think it might be too expensive? Follow us as we travel the world and share how inexpensive it can be.

Escape into stories about cultures and places from around the world. Learn how we gained this freedom.


Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom opens the door to more choices in life.  Reaching financial freedom allowed us to leave our corporate jobs and travel the world.

We share tips from our journey towards financial freedom and how we remain free.

Trin and Bonnie in the sunset

Mindful Freedom

Letting go of what holds us back

Recent Posts

Sculpture on a bench with dog outside a basilica in Kaunas Lithuania

What and Where are The Baltics?

Where are the Baltics and what is so cool about them? Could it be the “healing waters” or Baltic Amber? Maybe it is the Medieval towns and architecture.

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Ceiling in the Malbork Castle

Castles & Old Towns of Poland

The Medieval Town of Torun The Medieval town of Torun may be confined by space, fitting into approx. 1.5 sq kilometers, but time has expanded …

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Trinity and Bonnie with backpacks

How to Wander Lightly

“What do you put in your backpack?” “How long will you be gone?” and “How do you say goodbye to everyone?” These were the questions …

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We hope to inspire you to live a free and fulfilled life

No one likes to be told what to do and you will never hear us say, “Follow these five steps to be a millionaire” or any such goal. Instead, we tell stories of what we experience to inspire you, stories of what we did and our mindset behind our decisions. We hope these influence you to choose freedom too.

43 the age we the age we retired

Blue Doors choosing frugality taking opportunities to live free

Really, the name 43BlueDoors started because we used to drive a beige car with a blue door. We parked it next to the Tesla at our corporate job. It became our icon and the reason that we gave to those who asked how we retired at the age of 43.

Live simply.

We cherish our freedom and want to share a bit of that with others.
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