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

Sapphire Pool in Yellowstone National Park

Seven Wonders of Yellowstone National Park

Steam hisses from vents all around us creating clouds that obscure the horizon. The rising fog thickens as it spreads out in the cool morning …

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Bonnie in Washington State

Pushing the Limits: Weight Loss Journey Part 2

“Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop! The guns were going off and we paddled as fast as we could.” That’s Jinger, our spin instructor, telling us …

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Bonnie standing above a glacier in Washington State

Being Overweight is like Having Debt

To be financially independent one must first get out of debt. It’s a lot like physical health, one must first get rid of the extra …

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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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