Our Story

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We are a couple in our late 50’s (Ian) and mid 60’s (Ann). Ann will be retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. We love living in San Diego. We also love to travel, and do so whenever our work schedules allow it. We travel both domestically and internationally, generally fairly low-budget.  When we began looking more closely toward retirement, we were faced with a dilemma. Yes, our projected retirement budget would allow us to stay in high-cost San Diego, but we would be unable to travel as much as we would like. Thus began a year-long period of intensive research (detailed in the Our Path post).

Based upon this research,  our initial plan is for Ian to take a one-year sabbatical starting in the summer of 2017 to travel around and investigate various lower-cost retirement destinations, both internationally (expat), and domestically (or not). In theory, we should be able to accomplish this exploratory adventure for less than our current living expenses in San Diego. Before the end of the year’s travels, we will decide what to do going forward. Our intention is to keep our readers posted with entertaining and practical details: planning, logistics, decision-making, means of travel, highlights, and challenges, as well as our itemized expenses. And all the other joys and predicaments that present themselves along the way!

Until we leave, we will post our favorite pictures either from San Diego or from previous travels.