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Ruby Escalona

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Name:
A Journey We Love
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Millennial
Start Year:
2015

Blogger Bio

Location:
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Team
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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Latest Blog Posts

So, if you’ve been following our blog, we talked about Alaska a fair bit because we decided to go there for our honeymoon after we got married. For those of you who are planning to get married, deciding where to go on honeymoon can be a sore subject, much more planning the itinerary once you have finally whittled through the destination(s). We wanted to do something a bit unique for ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 7:45 AM
  Carpooling.  Very popular in Europe, much like crappy burgers and fast trains.  In the US? Not so much, which is surprising given that Americans drive more than anyone else in the world.  Carpooling constitutes only 10% of all US commutes.  Driving is so ingrained in American culture that people will go into a mall and drive to a parking lot for one store, and then drive to another parking lot ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 7:45 AM
We’ve all been there.  Friday night dinner.  Do we stay home and eat the leftover rice and chicken, or do we hop to the nearest Oliver Garden and partake in their unlimited soup and salad menu (that’s still a thing, right?), or do we try that new recipe from Martha Stewart (also still a thing, right?) which involves 20 ingredients and 15 different spices? Food is sustenance and a commodity, but it’s also ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 7:45 AM
If you’ve noticed our blog, we post a lot about travel and also a bit about financial independence. Why? Well, since we love to travel a lot, we decided to make it our goal once we are FI: full time travel. You know, like what Go Curry Cracker managed to do, only our home base will be 3 countries: USA, Philippines, and Slovakia. So, how do you become FI if you’re ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Greetings! This is the first of our (hopefully) many blogs about Alaska. aptly titled our First Impressions of Alaska. Below are some links that may interest you if you want to read more about Alaska. Just a note: all these photos (including the wildlife ones) are taken by either me or Ruby. Some of them look like they are close encounters with wildlife, and trust us, they are close encounters. ...
Posted: Jul 04 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Back in 2013, my employer from back home had a job opening in the USA, and so I decided to move. I started earning so much more than what I was making back home, but once I got here I found that everything was so expensive. I didn’t know how I could survive with the $500 I had at the time. I had a job, but I didn’t know when ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Tales from the Economy Class Cabin As part of our honeymoon trip to Alaska, we had to book flights from Jacksonville to the Last Frontier. Since the Last Frontier was expensive, we opted to use what points we had, and long story short, we ended up using our American Airlines points.  Alaska Airways is a partner of American Airlines, so there, our route was set, we were going to fly American ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Our trip to Ireland was more of a whim, from an airfare sale that was $380. It took a bit of time before we finalized our itinerary, but we did it and we had a blast! To read more of our Ireland adventure, click the below articles: Our First Impressions of Ireland (Peter’s account of our trip) A Guide to the Irish Visa for Filipinos (based on my experience on getting an ...
Posted: Jun 13 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Before we forget all memories of our trip, I feel it is best that we just keep writing about it, so we can look back and smile as we reminisce about the places we’ve been, what we’ve seen and done. This is the summary of our trip. We will have detailed information about places we’ve seen and done in another post. This is just a sample of what you can ...
Posted: May 26 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Let’s face it.  When you hear the name New York, you immediately think of New York City and the glittering lights over Manhattan.  You imagine the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the rumble of the subway, the best food in the world, and the Hudson River.  All of those landmarks are certainly famous, and well worth visiting, but there is another part of New York state that doesn’t ...
Posted: May 19 2017 @ 8:00 AM

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