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Ruby Escalona

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A Journey We Love
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Millennial
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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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
As a brief background, we cubicle dwellers decided to make use of our President’s Day holiday weekend to go somewhere new. At the same time, we had a few JetBlue points to use, and they had a deal for Cuba – so that’s why we (Peter, me, and a friend named Anthony) decided to book our plane tickets to Cuba. In this post, we talk more about our trip to ...
Posted: May 12 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Before we set foot into Dublin on March 19 of 2017, I knew that Ireland had the following qualities: rich literary history (James Joyce, Samuel Beckett), rich alcoholic history (Guinness, Jameson), rich historical…history (Guinness Factory; joking, but even the $25 t-shirts can’t detract from the cool, dark finish of that black brew) and rich linguistic history (as difficult as Gaelic is, I think it’s still more difficult to understand the ...
Posted: May 05 2017 @ 11:03 PM
Each and everyone of us has our own personalities, likes, and dislikes, each of us has our own path to forge in this crazy life we all live in. However, one stops to wonder: how can you go about balancing work, life, and hobbies. If you are on the path to Financial Independence early like we are planning to, you are always on the lookout for more side hustle opportunities. ...
Posted: Apr 27 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Another day, another drama, another chapter in my love/hate relationship with my Philippine passport. What started out as a great deal from the US to Ireland is giving me more of a headache than I could have ever imagined, and made me wish in part that I wasn’t going to Ireland (or other visa countries) and used this time to travel somewhere else that’s visa free for my passport, like ...
Posted: Apr 13 2017 @ 8:00 AM
The Sea Islands are a group of barrier islands that dot the South Carolina, Georgia and North Florida Coasts. These barrier islands have their own unique charm and history.  If you want to go on a longer trip, these islands can be paired with other big cities on the mainland, which can take up at least 5 days of your vacation or more. For the sake of our post, we’re ...
Posted: Apr 08 2017 @ 4:22 PM
Our First Ever Cruise Ship Experience: A Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Review My first ever experience on a boat came in Greece when I was 8 years old.  It all started out very well, the waters were calm, the food was great, and I was having a great time.  Then I got tired in the afternoon and fell asleep.  When I woke up, I knew something was wrong.  My ...
Posted: Mar 16 2017 @ 6:00 PM


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