Ireland Visa Application for Philippine Passports

Applying for Irish Visa

Another day, another drama, another chapter in my love/hate relationship with my Philippine passport. What started out as a great deal from the US to Ireland is giving me more of a headache than I could have ever imagined, and made me wish in part that I wasn’t going to … Continue reading

A Look Back on 2016

2016 in Frugal Travel

We take a look back on 2016 – our achievements, where we’ve been, and how we feel happened good throughout the year, and what could have gone better.

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Expat Journey Through the UK and the USA

Hi! I’m Ruby, you probably know me from this blog, or the other blog, through Instagram, Facebook, or on Twitter. You may even know me from offline so hello hello! You guys probably know that I work full time, and have been for nearly 11 years. … Continue reading

Bratislava Things To Do: By a Local

Guide to Bratislava Slovakia

Bratislava:

I’ve never heard of anything like it before, and yet it plays such an important figure in my life now that I know my husband was born and raised there. When he first took me to Bratislava in April 2015 on my first Central Europe visit, … Continue reading

Here’s what we did with 25 vacation days (in 2016)

Despite the implications of the title, “What We Did With Our 25 Vacation Days”, this is not a bragging post. We know that we’re lucky to work for a company which grants that many days off, especially in America. Rather, we just want to show how far you can stretch … Continue reading

Welcome – Start Here

If you are new to our website or just browsing around and want to know more about how this website works, here’s a sentence to sum it all up:

Reaching Financial Independence & Experiencing the World

You can read more about us on this link — but … Continue reading

A European Castle Proposal

European Castle Proposal

I proposed to Ruby on April 20, 2015, in a historic European castle. In a small town. In a small country. In true fairytale fashion, she said yes, and fireworks blasted into the sky! Ok, so there were no fireworks, but she did say yes, and yet that proposal was … Continue reading