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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

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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

We never know where we end up in life.  Sometimes you wander into a bar looking for a drink. Sometimes you stumble into a country on the other side of the world. The two events are different, but not unrelated. I grew up in Europe (Slovakia, to be more precise), lived most of my adult life in the United States, and, last year, married a Filipina.  That’s not a trajectory ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 7:45 AM
So you want to retire early, huh? To go against the norm and quit working when you have enough money earning for you so you’ll have time for yourself. Now what? We’re here to try and answer the eternal question we get: What to do when I retire early? People are scared of retiring. Why? Because they think that they’re going to get bored and lose their sense of being. They’re so ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 7:45 AM
  Oh, Canada! The first thing I think of when I imagine Canada is the vastness of it.  It’s the second biggest country in the world by total area, behind only Russia.  If you wanted to drive across the whole of Canada, it would take you 2 full weeks!  I also think of hockey rinks, maple syrup, moose, Arcade Fire, and bears.  And also a weird accent which seems to hook ...
Posted: Sep 21 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Here in A Journey We Love, we aim to be frugal, but not so extremely that we can’t enjoy the little things in life. We refuse to deprive ourselves of experiences that we like (i.e. travel), nor would we deprive ourselves by not buying our own home. However, we are sometimes a bit anti-frugal in a sense that we also indulge in our personal guilty pleasures. It may not happen ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 7:30 AM
Fourth of July of 2017 happened to be on a Tuesday, so what better way to go on a quick trip, right? And so, scouting randomly for destinations to go to on a quick weekend trip (4 days, to be exact), we chanced across 2 tickets via Delta to Toronto, Canada from Jacksonville, FL for only 19,000 Delta miles per person. Now, if you were a travel hacker, you would ...
Posted: Aug 24 2017 @ 7:45 AM
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

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