The travel lifestyle is not for everyone nor is a lifestyle of frugality and financial freedom. For 43BlueDoors it is our path to freedom.

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 people asked us the most as we prepared to become nomadic again. We don’t know how long we will be gone. It will take at least a few years to

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Sunset at the Phoenix Airport

Finding a way home

After a long cold night in the terminal, we returned to the Finnish immigration counter at 10 AM. We were promised tickets that would take us to Arizona but there were no tickets when we arrived. Days of waiting followed while Japan Airlines tried to weasel their way under Finnish law and charge us almost

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Trin and Bonnie in Finland

Stuck at HEL’s Gates

Leaving Australia, we planned to isolate in Helsinki and hope that the roll-out of vaccines would soon open up travel again. We made it to Helsinki, but what followed was hours in immigration holding rooms and a sleepless night in the terminal. We didn’t end up where we expected when we left Australia, what now

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What is our global responsibility right now? Sunset in Australia

Global Responsibility

Many of us have watched one country after another on every continent close their borders. Curfews have been imposed. are closing and gatherings are being restricted to small numbers. In some places, a printed form with the reason for leaving one’s home is required.  The US government has sent a notice informing us to come

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Backpacking South America

Backpacking vs. Campervan

For 2.5 years we wandered around Central and South America with a 40-liter backpack for me and a 50-liter backpack for Trin. After traveling all the way down to Antarctica we came “home” for a four-month visit. It has been a wonderful and relaxing four months reuniting with friends and family. For the next leg

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