Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
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.
A Quick Getaway Trip
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Sometimes, even though we live a fabulous
retirement lifestyle, we like to break up our routine and shoot off to a
beach or take a vacation for a few days.
Billy found a great air
fare deal, $50 USD one way per person on
Viva Aerobus (from Guadalajara) and he paired that with a super hotel
just minutes walk to the beach.
Check out our pictorial of Puerto
The view of Puerto Vallarta from our
Billy has itchy feet and he scans
air fares online
to catch any deals. It had been a while since we spent time at a beach, and
when Viva Aerobus offered one way tickets for $50 USD per person, he scooped them up!
The flight was less than an hour,
Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta is a beach we had seen
several times in previous years when we lived in
Mexico. It was
time to return!
Our hotel room
Eloisa hotel, located in the Zona
Romantica, is just a few minutes walk to the beach. We had an air
conditioned balcony room with a view of the ocean and the plaza below.
Swimming pool on the top floor
For anyone who might want to take a break
from the crowds or from salt water, there is a swimming pool on the top
floor. Potted plants were placed decoratively, and of course, there was a
view of the ocean below.
Pacifico with a squeeze of lime
As soon as we could, we dashed off to the
beach to put our toes in the sand, and to enjoy a Pacifico with a
squeeze of lime.
Home again to Mexico!
View of Olas Altas beach from a
walkway into the ocean
Hotels and restaurants line the beach at
PV. You can have your choice of little dives or upscale dineries.
We came for the seafood and were not
Yours truly with the beach as a
The weather was perfect. There was little
humidity, a nice sea breeze and temperatures were in the low 80s.
It just all felt so good!
These skewers with mahi-mahi or shrimp
are a favorite. Freshly grilled over a carbon flame, the juice of a lime
picks up the flavor. Each stick costs less than $2USD.
Independent vendors walk the beach
selling these skewers, freshly shucked oysters on the half-shell, fresh
fruit, nuts, and a variety of other foods and drinks.
In the background, you can see the
walkway where we were previously. It's a nice way to view the shore, all the
umbrellas, the lights from the restaurants at night or to enjoy a sunset
over the sea.
You can see our hotel in this photo. It's
the white building in the center. Down below, under the tent, were artists
working on very modern and eye-catching mosaics. They were quite skilled and
their work was impressive. Several of the posts had already been finished
(you can see one on the right of the white tent), and in this photo, the
artists were working on a small wall.
They continued working the whole time we
were there, doing posts, walls and generally livening up the Plaza area.
The Plaza from our hotel balcony
In the mornings, at the reasonable hour
of 8:30 a.m., people would gather and do exercises to music. It was really
wonderful to see this happening. It seemed like a nice, social group
and a great way to get one's morning started. Grab a coffee or a Green Juice
and hit the Plaza!
Thailand, people would come out to Thae Phae Gate and other
locations to do Tai Chi, but it was at 5:30 a.m.! This was a bit early for
Live music was everywhere!
Our first evening we went to a beachside
restaurant (more toes in the sand) to get some seafood.
Here was a small band
playing music. Every day we were in Puerto Vallarta, there were bands of
various sizes playing all styles of music - Classical Mexican ballads,
Reggae, and Jazz. To listen to some captivating live music,
click on this short VIDEO here.
THE best coconut shrimp EVER
Seriously. This was the best coconut
shrimp we ever had. Piled high were coconut battered shrimp fried to
perfection. Fresh, sweet pineapple underneath and served with a flavorful
sweet sauce, this dish came with a small salad and rice for a little over
If you have never been to Puerto
Vallarta, make it a point to go. We think you'll enjoy it.
Lazaro Cardenas No. 179 Colonio
Emilianoa, Zapata Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico C.P. 48380
Tel: 322. 222. 6465 OR 322.
222. 0286 OR 322. 223. 3650
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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
Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your
Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website
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