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

Trin standing by one of the city towers surrounding Chefchouen, Morocco

Safety and Cost of Traveling in Morocco

As we travel I research information about the culture and history of each country before arrival. It helps to put what I see into context. …

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The tower of the Hassan II Mosque looms over the massive tiled square leading up to it.

Silencing the Lambs in Morocco

Spending three months in a country is not enough to fully understand a culture but it is enough to experience a few things we would …

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A watchtower in the old city wall above Chefchaouen at sunset

The Blue Pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen

Ducking under the curved archway and walking into the alley felt like entering a cave. Cemented walls and stone walkways retain cool night air long …

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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 the mindset behind our decisions. We hope these influence you to choose freedom too on your own personal journey.

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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