These days we travel, manage
liquid investment portfolio from a notebook computer and visit
places most only dream of. And we don’t stay for two weeks or less
but for as long as
we’d like to get a feel for a place. If it appeals, we stay longer or return at
a later date.
In 1993 we visited
Chapala, Mexico for what we thought was going to be two months. Those two months
turned into four amazing years and now
Chapala is a home base for us.
utilize it for travels to other parts of
or anywhere else we might like to visit. The international airport of
Guadalajara is only a convenient 20 minutes away and this is a very attractive
feature of living here.
In Asia we
stayed the full 365 days on our one year Thai visa before returning
to the US - only to head back to
Asia again! We
have visited many of the countries on the Pacific Coast side of Asia such as
The beauty of our
lifestyle is that we are living it, not packing each calendar square full of
We go with the flow enjoying day-to-day living, immersing
ourselves into exotic cultures, and are still able to take advantage of the good
life along the way. Getting to know people more in depth - everyone from the
vendor to the foreigner in the next hotel room – is one of the
things we enjoy most.
It's a lifestyle, not a vacation; thus, our lives
and hopefully theirs are enriched as well.
It's a great exchange of
information and heart.
As I write this from the
Mexico, I am reminded of just how fortunate we are. Yes, we chose a different
expression for living our lives - one of travel and adventure - instead of the
conventional one of working until we were 65.
And we would like to say Thank
You to all of the
friends and acquaintances we have met over the years. Each of you have
contributed colorfully to our journey, and have made our wanderings in strange
lands around the globe feel like home.