Welcome to Go Curry Cracker!
We are Jeremy, Winnie, & Julian, a nomadic family who retired in 2012 to travel the world and start a family, all while still in our 30s.
On our blog we share how we were able to become financially and location independent at a relatively young age, the details of a life of full time travel and child rearing, and photos, stories, and cost of living for each country we visit. To get the whole story, you can start at the very first post. Or look through the entire list of posts and start wherever grabs your attention. For some ideas of where to start, here are a few of the more popular posts:
- How we got over $10,000 of free travel to Europe.
- How we plan to Never Pay Taxes Again.
- How we invest our portfolio.
- Why we will be Renters for Life.
- So, uhhh…. what does Go Curry Cracker mean, anyway?
- For the people who hate math: How We Saved Multi-Millions
- For those who like it: 10 Years and A Day
- Frequently Asked Questions
We had normal lives. We both grew up in lower income families. We used student loans to attend college. Money was a skill we had to learn later in life.
We did unconventional things while working, such as live in a small apartment in a walkable neighborhood instead of a house in the suburbs, using a bicycle and our own feet instead of owning a car, and making most of our meals in our own kitchen (even our own bread.) This allowed us save an increasing percentage of our income, more than 70% for about 10 years until we were able to live completely off income generated by our investments.
When we first retired, we had grand ambitions to tour all of Latin America, Europe, and Asia in one monumental journey, but then… … we realized, “What’s the rush?!” We have 60 years of travel ahead of us. There is no competition to check off a list of countries or destinations (although we’ve been to ~40 countries to date.)
So we have traveled (very) slowly, immersing ourselves in local language and culture, meeting interesting people, and having adventures. Definitely not a backpacker lifestyle, we’ve rented places with a private pool, dine in restaurants 2 or 3 times a day, and had great adventures such as swimming with whale sharks.
All of this luxurious living costs a whole lot less than you would think, which is why we share every penny we spend. We even learned to harness the power of Travel Rewards Cards to get free flights and hotels, making our extraordinary travel lifestyle even more affordable.
When we decided we were ready to start a family, we used our location independence for Medical Tourism, undergoing IVF treatments at 80% off US prices. Our son is a big fan of traveling as well, and loves meeting new people, spending time on the beach, and exploring new cities. Thank you for stopping by. Also check out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for fun day to day stuff.
Questions? Ask away.
Jeremy, Winnie & Julian