The Oatmeal hates kids.

How to travel the world without becoming a flight attendant or joining the Army.

As I’ve said before, my wife and I travel a lot. Sometimes it’s a vacation, sometimes it’s a business trip. Regardless, we often drop everything and take off for foreign lands whenever opportunities appear. How is that possible? How can we afford the costs and take time off? The answer may surprise you. But probably not.

The Oatmeal’s latest cartoon does a pretty good job of explaining why my wife and I have seen recent movies and can go cool places at the drop of a hat. It’s not the right solution for everyone, but it’s been working for us. Sure, we won’t have someone obligated to care for us in our old age, but we won’t have someone ruining our life in the meantime. So there’s that.