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Amanda & Travis

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Name:
Freedom With Bruno
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Travel
Start Year:
2015

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Net worth:
$1,031,000.00
Location:
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Team
Life stage:
IT'S COMPLICATED
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Engineer
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Over this Labor Day weekend, we hosted a group of five 50 year old guys who were in town for a soccer tournament. They paid us $930 to stay in our basement suite for three nights. The weekend after, we had two separate groups of five people, each group paid us $250 to stay for a single night. Not bad Airbnb!! For anyone following our financial story, we’re a beautiful loving ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 6:40 PM
As with any travel adventure, you often see the best and the worst of people. We heard strangers giving words of encouragement on a difficult hike in the snow. People picking up litter out of the goodness of their hearts (this was usually Travis) or giving a jump to someone on the side of the road. On the flip side, we witnessed road rage (sometimes Amanda’s) and pure unkindness towards ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 9:18 PM
“That’s so Yellowstone” could be heard several times inside Bruno over the last few days in Wyoming. We had a marvelous time in the Jackson Hole Valley: beautiful free campsites and snow hikes in Grand Teton National Park. Further north we encountered a buncha crazy Yellowstoners in Los Angeles-level gridlock. Technically not gridlock. It was Bison-lock. Heading north from Salt Lake City into Wyoming, we weren’t sure what to expect. What ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 5:50 PM
Bryce Canyon National Park is smaller and more subtle than its Park neighbors. What grabs you is the varying shades of rust color and how fragile it all seems. Over in Zion Canyon, we experienced our first taste of Disneyland – National Park style. Most memorable was hiking 4 miles up a river through a narrow canyon. We then finished off our tour of Utah by gettin’ down with The ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 12:25 AM
Off-roading is one of Bruno’s great loves and something I had been looking forward to on this trip. Southeastern Utah is where we let it all hang loose! And speaking of, we’ve been seeing a lot of Smokey Bear signs along the road. If there’s one thing we’re learning, it’s that Smokey doesn’t like shirts. He only likes pants. Dislikes shoes and absolutely no socks.   After our short stint in Colorado, ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 10:06 AM
Well, it took us all of four days to complete the horizontal leg of our trip. We reached the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico and set out to follow it northbound. Since our trip to Central America, we’ve significantly improved our camping arsenal. We added a secondhand tent, propane fuel burner, and killer Klymet Static V air mattresses. Swapping our 12V refrigerator for a plastic cooler alleviates auxiliary battery headaches, ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 7:29 PM
He’s adopted a sedentary lifestyle for the past year and made an asphalt driveway his home. He’s hauled lumber, rocks, mulch, and our sorry asses around town, but Bruno the 4Runner hasn’t gone more than 450 miles from home in over a year. He was proud to roll us over to the Women’s March on Washington back in January, but we didn’t even camp! All Bruno’s dreams are about to ...
Posted: May 30 2017 @ 3:48 PM
GREAT SUCCESS!! Four days ago I set out to cut a giant hole in the back of the house. This project was a mother-expletive-deleted and involved questionable ethics of a sliding patio door purchase. We started with this: This killer view is totally worth the $300 in materials + getting our asses kicked by a patio door, right? The whole thing started with a trailer rental from U-Haul just to pick up the ...
Posted: Apr 16 2017 @ 11:51 AM
2016 was a big year for us! We finished touring Mexico with Bruno, hunted for the Best Early Retirement City and decided to buy a house with cash in Asheville, North Carolina.  At the end of the year, we found a wonderful house-sitter who cared for our foster cat – Fluffles – and also managed our Airbnb reservations while we traveled to Canada and spent one month with family. In this post, ...
Posted: Jan 23 2017 @ 7:48 PM
It’s no secret that people who struggle with credit card debt are making executives and shareholders rich. For some reason, these credit card companies are also using these profits to give away free money to people who sign up for certain credit cards. All you need is a good credit rating and the ability (read: […] The post News Alert: Credit Card Companies Are Making It Rain appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Dec 18 2016 @ 9:20 PM

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