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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.


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Ribeye steak with Bearnaise sauce, fresh vegetables, potatoes Luther, crusty bread


sliced Beef Wellington, bottle of wine Our Creations

Whether it's a special meal we make for ourselves or for guests when we are entertaining, we take special care in picking out the ingredients. They must be fresh and of good quality. Presentation is important also, as "the eyes are the first to feast." This page will give you some photos and stories of our Foodie handiwork. Take a look!


Fresh Food Markets around the World

We love native markets. Heck, we love grocery stores! Since we were in the restaurant business for so long, it must be our natural inclination. Billy and I are fascinated by food! Take a look at these colorful markets around the world.


Grilled crab and seafood, Bangkok, Thailand Street Food around the World

We understand that some travelers are wary of eating street food.  With our restaurant background and the fact that we have been traveling the world for over 3 decades - for us - part of the experience of a new country is to eat like a local. Not only is it affordable but sometimes these food stalls have the best-ever flavor! Enjoy some of our photos and videos on this page.

Rooftop Bars around the World

Mirador Gastro Bar, Cartagena, Colombia Rooftop Bars around the World

Rooftop Bars are simply amazing. Located on a top floor of a building these bars give you a view of the city, the beach or other intriguing architecture in the area. Generally these bar/restaurants are trendy attended by the young and beautiful and often the food they serve is avant-garde or fashionable. They can boast a unique view, a live band, discounted appetizers or even 2-for-1 drinks during Happy Hour. One thing for certain - they are not your conventional bar. On this page we share some photos and stories of Rooftop Bars from around the world.


Tips for eating internationally


A plate of amazing tapas in Oaxaca, Mexico

12 Tips on How to Make the Most of Feasting Internationally (and stay on a budget)

For those of us who enjoy international cuisine, eating local specialties while traveling is the best of two worlds. Meals donít always have to be in fine dining establishments where pricing can be astronomical, you can relish terrific flavors from a food cart, on a picnic, or from the local supermarket. Here are some tips on how to make the most of feasting in foreign countries while taking home some adventuresome memories. 





Fish filet with swab of pesto at the top. Guajimbo's, Panajachel, Guatemala

Order what you want... Eat what you get.

One of the best things about traveling is the exposure to local culinary delights. We have a saying that we order what we want, but we eat what we get -- no complaints are allowed. For the most part we are thrilled with our meals and we share some of these memories ones with you.





Four Excellent Ways to Upcycle the Food in Your Refrigerator

A great way to save money for retirement or other goals important to you is to eat at home more often. To do this, itís important to have tasty food ready-to-eat so that meal time isnít paired with drudgery. Try these tips to supercharge your selection of food.

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

One Meal a Day

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 restaurants. In Europe, Mexico, Central and South America, even Asia, Australia, Bali and 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. 




Fish lunch platter with the head of the fish still on, Guatemala

Quick Survival Tips for Travel

Recently, Billy and I went out to lunch at a popular open-air restaurant on the main tourist drag in Panajachel. They serve up local Guatemalan fare here, full plates of pork, chicken or beef with sides of rice, guacamole, fresh buttered vegetables and your choice of garlic bread or tortillas for 28 Quetzales, or about $3.50USD.


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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, 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


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