Live abroad on the cheap?

I stumbled upon this great post and thought I would share it for those interested in traveling abroad.  It was definitely an interesting read for me since I keep going back and forth between traveling abroad or traveling the country.  Which do I do first?

Anyway, here’s the article…..let me know what you think.

Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: Places so cheap you might not need to work.

I love how each location has an estimated monthly budget in both dollars and the currency of the location, and that it’s broken down by expense.

A quiet street in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Schaffer/Flickr)

Chiang Mai and Portugal are two places that I keep feeling drawn to as my first destination for travel abroad so I was happy to see them both on this list.

Several things factor into why these two destinations interest me.  From what I have found in my research, they both are affordable, have a wonderful climate and are female traveler friendly.

That makes them A Okay in my book.

I am itching to get out of here like you can’t believe.  I wish all the starts would align and the cosmic energy around me would be enough to make this all happen now.

Patience Cheli…..patience.  It will happen, I am determined.

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9 Responses to Live abroad on the cheap?

  1. Mike says:

    I had not looked at your site in a while. I assumed you were on the road already. Coming up on 3 years for me, and like most full timers, I wish I had done it sooner.

    I do not know you at all, but you need a kick in the rear to get going. Not setting a drop dead date was a mistake. You have been at this for almost 2 years and you are still telling yourself, patience. Set a date, sell what you can by then, and give the rest away. You are going to make mistakes, but so what.
    Get going. You are 40 something now. I do not want to read your blog in a while and have you say you are a 50 something getting ready to Run Away From Home.

    Get out here, the water is great.

    –Mike, a 50 something full timer.

    • Cheli says:

      Ok let me start off by saying, you are the best and thank you. Getting a kick in the ass like that by a stranger is awesome!

      Now, I happy to say (and proud) that I have finally picked a date and have set plans!!!!! I also recently got a kick in the ass by my friend and plans have really been moving along since. I’m actually working on a post about my recent change of events that will be up soon. So keep an eye out!

  2. Mike says:

    PS
    If you hate the full time lifestyle, you can always go get an apartment and fill it with ‘stuff’ again, and return to 9-5.
    You sound like you have the itch to do this, I wish you had someone close to you to push you out of the nest.

    • Cheli says:

      Yes, that is true. However, I don’t see that ever happening!!!! I can’t imagine ever wanting to go back to the 9-5 hell and a place full of stuff. But it is there if for some reason I hit my head and decide I want it again. hahaha

  3. Mike says:

    See you on the road…story to be told. (did not mean to rhyme) .
    –Mike

  4. Mike says:

    Lets go…accountability baby. What is your next move?

  5. Mike says:

    Don’t be a Nancy (yes girls can be a Nancy), get going.

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