How to Apply for a Green Card

So, after me and Ruby were married on May 28, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida (which you can read about in three parts here: Part 1, Part 2: Ceremony, Part 3: Party, with bonus photo galleries too), the next step is to apply for a Green Card … Continue reading

A Slovak Philippine Wedding: Party (Part 3)

Enjoying everything at the main table

So we come to the final and most fun part of the wedding, the wedding reception! After the initial nervousness that comes with the extensive wedding day morning preparation (or, in my case, breakfast, TV, and a bit of freshening up), and the full-length wedding ceremony, the wedding reception is … Continue reading

A Slovak-Philippine Wedding: Part 2 – Ceremony

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

A Slovak-Philippine Wedding: The Ceremony

If you’re curious about our recent wedding, you can read about the first part here, which gives a brief background on how we met, how I proposed, and all about our preparation and plans for the big day. You … Continue reading

Peter and Ruby Wedding Photo Gallery

Grand Entrance at the Reception

This gallery contains 21 photos.

Here’s the official Peter and Ruby Wedding Photo Gallery, from Getting Ready to Formals to the Ceremony to the Reception, specially curated for this website. We’ll release more photos on more blog posts, but for now, here’s a teaser of some of the best we chose (which will ultimately go … Continue reading

A Slovak-Philippine Wedding: Part 1

Princess Ruby

This is the first of a 3-part series on our wedding on May 28th, 2016, in Sarasota, FL.

I met Ruby in October 2013, at our workplace in Jacksonville, FL. Ruby impressed me with her knowledge and love of travel, and I impressed Ruby by giving her free … 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 Philippine Slovak Wedding in America

If you are a returning reader to our blog, you will know that the partnership behind this blog is getting married Saturday, May 28, in Sarasota, FL. If you’re a new reader and you didn’t know this, well, now you know as well! I proposed to Ruby in April … Continue reading

Two Weddings and an Alaska Honeymoon

Waiting for Alaska

This is a story of how we decided to have two weddings and an Alaska honeymoon.

Two weeks ago, we received some bad news. Ruby’s mom in the Philippines was denied a visa to attend Ruby’s wedding in the United States. The embassy officer didn’t even check her … 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

Travel is NOT free



Let me get this straight folks: TRAVEL IS NOT FREE.

Travel is a luxury, something that is not really a must for survival if you are broke or don’t have the means for it on a small budget when you are struggling to survive … Continue reading