Welcome to Trip Of A Lifestyle, a blog with a unique take on personal finance and adventure that can help you get rich, work less, and travel whenever you want. To dive right in, head straight to our Financial Roadmap, or just browse our most popular content. Along the way, you’ll discover three big ideas:

We’re Lauren and Steven Keys, a middle-class couple who managed to bank enough money to retire from our full-time jobs at age 29. By keeping our household expenses low after college graduation, we grew a buffer of cash and investments that freed us from work and enabled us to do some really fun stuff, like taking six months off to explore Hawaii and another seven months to travel to every National Park in the US. Now we’re hoping to help other people (like you!) do something similar.

All of the content on this website is free. We’re not selling a course or trying to get you to attend some expensive seminar. And 100% of the affiliate profit we make by recommending stuff goes to charity, so you can be sure our advice remains unbiased.

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While you read our blog, keep in mind that it shouldn’t be taken as some rigid financial diet plan or travel rulebook that’s carved in stone. You should take what we say and apply what works for you, adapting it to your own situation. We’re just trying to challenge you to think a little differently.

You can use the navigation at the top of each page to browse posts by topic. The Money and Perspective categories will help you get your mindset right and your finances in order so you can live the life you choose, whereas the Destinations and Travel Gear & Tips sections will give you some fun stuff to look forward to and motivate you to save. For more ambitious readers, we also have a list of all articles on the site.

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