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.
One Meal a
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Traveling can be stressful
enough with going from town to town, staying in strange hotel rooms, navigating
the city's unfamiliar streets and dealing with the unknown location of
and South America, even
New Zealand, it is not unusual
to cook a meal in one's hotel room. Years ago we decided that if we could eat
just one meal a day in our room, we could save a small fortune.
Think about it. Breakfast
costs for two with tax, tip and coffee could easily be $10 a person and that
would calculate out to $600 a month.
Bag of freshly ground coffee,
ceramic pot, heater coil, French press coffee pot, lightweight
I know, eating a meal in
one's hotel room and saving money might not sound sexy. But for us, getting up
slowly and easily in the morning, making coffee in our room, relaxing while we
are reading the news and
financial markets is a good thing.
Sweet. Comfortable. Homey.
We take our time to
shower and prepare for the day with no rush or starving stomachs pushing us out
of the room.
Fresh sweet pear, salami, slice of carrot,
yesterday's garlic bread, brie cheese and raisins, yesterday's quesadilla - a
typical breakfast in our hotel room
Sometimes we will use
leftovers from yesterday’s huge meals such as steak, a quesadilla, or pork chop.
Then we'll place cheese, nuts, or fruit and if we find a great bakery we'll add
a croissant or pastry. This makes for an enjoyable non-rushed morning before
heading out for our day’s adventurers.
On occasion, and certainly
depending on the weather if it is raining, we'll make some dry packaged soup for
dinner. Add an avocado and some cheese or whip an egg in the hot broth and we
have a delicious meal. Or maybe a can of black beans, some sausage and onion
with cheese on top and we are good to go!
How much could you save on
your travels if you chose to eat one meal a day in your hotel room?
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