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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Life in the Slow Lane

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Road Kill Tire Shop, Belize

Yeah Mon, the name of the shop, "Road Kill Tire Shop" says it all. Or does it?

Like most things in Belize, things move slow. But as you can see, these guys are at the ready for whatever tire problem comes their way. I am sure they would "get right on it" if someone pulled up with a bum tire. Then again, it may take them a full three minutes just to get off their duff. That's Life in The Tropics, Mon, Life in the Slow Lane.

When we left the working world, we landed ourselves on the tiny island nation of Nevis, West Indies. It was there that we experienced this very slow lifestyle pace daily. It helped us break out of our over-the-top-stress way of life that we were buried in. Once in a upscale restaurant on this island of Nevis, we ordered two hamburgers. They made one full hamburger order, delivered it, then proceeded to begin to make the other. One at a time was all they could handle.

We adapted.

For us, this experience of island life, although frustrating at times, made us slow down and cherish the journey as compared to the destination. After all, while waiting for those hamburgers to arrive we were sitting on Pinney's Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Billy Swingin' on Pinney's Beach

Over the years we have learned the value of slowing down and taking the time to smell the roses. We had already lived the stress-filled life, working 80 hour weeks. We learned that, while sometimes it was exciting - even dazzling - we were quickly moving out of our thirties and we wanted something more ease-filled for our futures. 

Now we wander through the sois of Thailand, and the callejons of Latin America eating street food and chatting with the locals and indigenous. We get to experience the differences in cultures and learn phrases of the language of the country in which we are staying. The pace has slowed down - not as much as the Road Kill Tire Shop in Belize or the take-two-hours-to-receive-your-hamburger style of Nevis, West Indies, but it's a comfortable, balanced lifestyle. A few hours for lunch is not unusual for us now.

When we were working it was difficult to fit in quality time for family and friends, and now we have month-long visits to the States, and friends around the world. We traded in our briefcases for backpacks and haven't looked back.

How about you? Are you living the retirement lifestyle of your dreams?

 

About the Authors

 
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurerís Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

Billy and Akaisha continue to journal and photograph their world travels.

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