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

How can we drop everything and take off for foreign lands so often? The answer may surprise you.
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Photo by Christine Roy

As I've said before, my wife and I the world—a lot. Sometimes it's a , 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.

Learn the one secret to traveling the world.

The Oatmeal's latest cartoon does a pretty good job of explaining why my wife and I have visited famous places, seen recent movies, and don't have puke stains on our couch. Being isn't the right solution for everyone, but it's been working pretty well 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.

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