Ruby Escalona

Ruby is a financial wizard, who aims to be FI ASAP! While working on her full time job, she's busy doing side hustles like AirBnB-ing their room, travel hacking her way around the world, and freelance writing. On the little spare time she has, she travels, reads books, plans, writes, or hangs around with Rosie, her little fur-baby. You can visit her old website at Ruby Loves Adventure or follow her on Instagram , Twitter & Facebook.

Steps to Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom

As you know, Peter and I are trying to become Financially Free – which is to say, we want our passive and portfolio income to support our lifestyle of travel and day to day expenses. How, are we going to get there? Well, in this post, we try to provide … Continue reading

2017 Goals and Dreams: A Guide for the Year

Goals and Dreams

Every new year gives us a way to become better people, and 2017 is no different. Here are our personal goals (well, mostly Ruby’s) for the year ahead. Note that this does not include professional goals (that part is private).

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Graphic Novel Review Roundup 2016

Books Everywhere

2016 was a great year for me in terms of Graphic Novels and reading books. Not only did Peter and I travel more, we ended up reading more! Oh, and getting married and concentrating on our financial future was just the cherry on top. This post is a mega post: a graphic … 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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What’s Wrong With Staying Home?

What's Wrong with Staying Home

With the “I Quit My Job to Travel the World” movement, more and more people are becoming unhappier staying at home and doing chillax stuff. We look at this from the other side, those who just want to stay in the comfort of their home and *gasp* are happy about it.

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Give the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Travel

For my birthday last September (2016), I asked Peter not to buy me anything; rather, I asked him to give me something travel related as a present. Modern norms tell us that anything that marks an occasion in our lives be it a birthday, an anniversary, or holidays, a present … Continue reading

2017 Travels and Experiences on a Budget

2017 Travel and Experiences on a Budget

It is nearly the end of October as I type this post and our 2017 travel plans are more or less coming into fruition. Before the end of the year and we have to do our 2016 roundups, achievements & goals post (which will not be in one blog, thankfully), … Continue reading

A Day Trip in St Petersburg Florida

Dali Museum at St Petersburg FL

It was Veteran’s Day weekend, and Peter had the day off that Friday. I didn’t have a day off so what’s a better compromise than agreeing to travel – sort of. We decided to go to Sarasota, where Peter’s parents are, so he can enjoy the long weekend while I … Continue reading

Planning A Family Winter Trip To New York City

Winter in New York

 

Vacations are a highlight of any family’s year and provide lifelong memories that everyone can all cherish forever. In truth, every holiday has the potential to provide intense joy. Nevertheless, some destinations stand out more than others, and New York City (NYC) is one that sits on every traveler’s … Continue reading

A Journey To Key West and Dry Tortugas

A Journey To Key West

For my birthday in September, we decided to go to Key West. All of us have never been, a bit embarrassing since it is technically in Florida, which is our home turf. We only had a couple of days, so here’s a brief itinerary and a review of what we … Continue reading