Where should we go next – VOTE

I am trying out using a poll, we are back from Alaska, but still posting our pictures, but where do you think we should go next? Taking ideas. I do not have Peru in the mix, but it is for sure on our short list as well.

David and Laura on the beach in Mexico.

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Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

84 thoughts on “Where should we go next – VOTE

      1. Shanghai is well worth seeing, but I wouldn’t go there at the moment – too much unrest and especially if you’re Canadian they just might arrest you. We were there in 2004 and back-packed (not a tour). The people were good to us and we did have a friend who lived in Beijing. She was one of my husband’s students. It is a large country and so much to see. We were there a month and spent a few days in Tibet as well.
        My vote would be for Peru. I don’t think there’s much unrest there at the moment and there’s definitely a lot to see. We haven’t been there yet, but it’s on our list.

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      2. They have already arrested several Canadians in main land China because of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei. She is being held in Canada for extradition to US. Also Main land China is very jumpy over what’s going on in Hong Kong. I know when we were there they were probably checking up on us all the time since we weren’t on a tour where movement is controlled.

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    1. Just 100 I think, so your ready, go to mysite then tools, then earn…. I think you can choose from there, but it will ask about ads. You get paid at every $100 dollars worth I believe…. we do NOT have that, but if you need more help, then just ask.

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    1. Aha, we are going to do the states, all of the ones we already missed – We plan for our older years to rent a trailer or buy a used one and just travel across the states – and hit as much as we want for as long as we want. Our current goal is to hit the places that would be too hard to do when we are too old and move less efficiently.

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      1. We are also going to do that. I have relatives in this area of the country as does my husband. I understand. My husband and I went to some interesting and some rougher areas, more likely him in the Army, and me as an ESL instructor. I loved Israel!

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      2. Teaching of English as a second language or more commonly known overseas as a teacher of English as a foreign language. I never intended to visit Israel but ended up working on a kibbutz in my early 20’s. Long story!Dave’s ESL is a way to find jobs teaching English overseas if you are able to travel.

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  1. If you are up for adventure, go somewhere that slightly scares you. If you are looking for a peaceful trip, go somewhere that makes you think of a place where you could retire. Or maybe you’re looking for an intellectually stimulating destination, like a culture steeped in history. Or a place with incredible food!!! Or maybe a country that speaks to your own heritage.
    Campbell and I have always wanted to go to New Zealand after seeing LOTR for the first time all those years ago, but I also want to go to India because I’ve had a deep love for the country since I was pen pals with a missionary there at the ages of 10-12, and Campbell loves Scotland and we want to go backpacking there one day, Lord-willing. So I suppose it’s the reasons! “I want to see mountains, Gandalf, mountains! And find somewhere quiet where I can finish my book.” ~Bilbo from “The Fellowship of the Ring” 😀

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    1. Ok, so we agree, solid reasoning. We are thinking just like you. We will his all the cool hard places to go now, then when were in our 60 and 70s, we will stick closer to home and make things simplier, then hopefully have our 80 and 90s to do little and dare we say 100s if we are blessed to just sit and hold hands.

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      1. OH…. are you posting soon on this, we just followed you so we can check in on this. But see you have a lot of great content, when I get home from work, I am going to read up on the armor of God, a special subject for laura. David loves it all.


  2. Australia. I would love ve to go to Australia. I hear it’s beautiful and so are the people. Then again you visit the Mariana islands which include Guam, Saipan, Rota, And Tinian. It’s like a miniature Hawaii and I’m sure you can ride a boat to each island.

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      1. Yes that worked, wow!!!! That is incredible. Plus I looked up the location, and all doable for us after retirement for sure, we want to head over that way and just visit as much as we can, but never heard of this location at all. I sent Dave the video, I already know he will say, yes.

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      2. Okay that sounds like something we’d like to do we’re trying to do all the things that we can like hiking and strenuous trips before we get too old and not able to move as efficiently as we cut


    1. Thanks alchemist, we found tickets for 684$us. That is a bargain, but a super long flight, 24 total with a layover after 8hrs. But also found a travelzoo sale to Greece, all included $999, so decisions decisions, lol


  3. Islands – all the low ones that won’t be there as sea levels rise. Unless you like heat, all the places that are getting too hot to see without AC. The world is changing fast – you don’t want good stuff to be taken off the list by default!

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