Betsy and Warren: Married with luggage

October 14, 2015 |

Betsy and Warren left the US in 2010 at the age of 40 after saving and downsizing for two years to make their dream come true. These days, when they aren’t traveling the world you can find them writing their next book in a small, whitewashed village in Spain.

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Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences
We spent a month in Mongolia, and we were lucky to be invited to a large family gathering in the Gobi Desert. To see a blanket of stars overhead, to be the only outsiders in a family gathering of 100 people celebrating their heritage and singing long songs well into the starry night, was magical.

Biggest Surprise along the Way
Positive: The internal journey is just as magnificent as the external journey.

Negative: Your problems do not stay in your home country. You have to deal with the shit in your life no matter where you live.

Bonus
Warren and Betsy share the ins and outs of buying a house in Spain, and I weigh in with my experience buying property in Argentina. Download now for just 99 cents.

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In this episode

  • Why they enjoy having a home base
  • Our experience with having Argentina and Spain as our respective home bases
  • Leaving the U.S.
  • Why it’s important to set a deadline to leave
  • Tracking expenses and spending in line with your values
  • Team vs. relationship mentality
  • Their main income streams
  • And so much more
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