Scott and Kathy in Vancouver
Us. Vancouver, ca 2012

They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.Kahlil Gibran

The quote is sort of our motto: life is finite and we make decisions every day about how we’ll use our remaining time and financial resources.


Us: Two Geeks retired in 2001 at 45 and undertook their lifelong passions. Scott spent a year and a half, full time spread over several years, in Culinary Arts programs. We both took off to see more the world – visiting some 70+ countries since on our own, sometimes traveling for free as speakers on cruise ships. A lot of things have happened since then — most of the good, some of them not so much. That’s what this site is about.

What’s New?

August 28, 2017 – Kathy has left Vancouver for the summer after hardly 2 months. She’s taking care of her sister Sue’s animals to Sue can visit her family.

May 14, 2017 – We had a brilliant trip to Botswana, South Africa & Namabia) in Spring 2017. Working on the blog and photos.

June 17, 2016 – The Quest is Over. Scott attended the Citizenship Ceremony and is now a proud citizen of Canada.

March 2016 – Electrified! We’ve installed solar photovoltaic panels on our US home, and purchased an all-electric vehicle (Nissan LEAF) – powered by the sun. Check out “the future is sunny”.

On to the travel! On this site you’ll find:

  • Travelogues about some of them amazing places we’ve been in the world (like Zimbabwe, Maldives, Syria, Zanzibar, Pitcairn Island)
  • More about our professional careers (for Scott, for Kathy)
  • Tips on how to retire young
  • Personal/family photos
  • Where we hang out

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