The Tako family has been on the road this week. We’ve been traveling around Eastern Washington, seeing the sights and checking out small college towns. We think small college towns make great places to live, and we’re looking for a place we might like to live…Read more
Have you ever wondered where this whole idea of a “vacation” or “holiday” came from?
Just as we have the aristocracy to thank for our lawns, it turns-out we also have to blame those rich hoity-toity types for our modern “vacation” culture…Read more
Normally I’d be posting my usual fare here, on topics like early retirement and investing. Instead of doing that, I decided to “take a day off” from blogging this Friday. I went hiking instead!
It’s finally summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and the weather is absolutely beautiful right now…Read more
This post is about our family road trip during the holiday weekend. I haven’t actually posted any of our family adventures in a long time (sorry!), so it’s time I finally amended that!
For all you folks looking for posts about investing, stocks, and all things money … this is not one of those posts. Check-out my posts on investing if that’s what you’re looking for. I may have had several reasonably intelligent thoughts about investing…Read more
The good life. It’s a phrase that gets tossed around a lot. We all want to have a “good life”, but have you ever really thought about what it takes to live “the good life”?
Is “the good life” about traveling to sun soaked locations in private jets, eating lobster, and sipping drinks by the beach? If your tastes tend toward the simpler, perhaps “the good life” is a simple homestead in Alaska…Read more
Travel has to be one of life’s best activities. Who doesn’t like to explore new places? Travel allows us to experience the sights, the sounds, and the flavors of another part of the world.
With any luck, it creates new and (hopefully) lasting memories that enrich our lives…. but travel clearly doesn’t enrich our pocketbooks.Read more
I’m baaacck! Our little off-grid Christmas vacation is over, and we’re now safely back home.
It was great to take a break from the modern world for awhile, but it’s also really nice to be home. A week in rural America without internet access, can get a little dull for an internet addict like myself…Read more
Remember my post about the Road to FI? For those of you on the road to financial independence, what happens after might seem like an afterthought. Life will be all sunshine and unicorns right?Read more
At some point in the distant past, someone decided that vacations should look at lot like work. This person was probably a Type-A personality that couldn’t sit still for 5 minutes. As this popular convention goes, vacations should be filled with activities, scheduled timelines, and (hopefully) a little fun to keep ourselves occupied…Read more