TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Tuesday 6th, January 2009


Enjoying the Lazy River

Cruising Along the Lazy River in Palm Springs

Dear Friends & Fellow Travelers,

Hello from Palm Springs! Yes, we are TraveLiving in Southern California once again. That is, until we board our next plane later this month. Remember wherever we are, you can count on us to provide you with expert moneymaking, travel and Portable Lifestyle tips.

For example, to learn more on where to travel to and where to avoid during this current economic climate, read on.

We trust you are enjoying a fantastic New Year. We were very fortunate to spend an entire week with relatives we hadn't seen in more than a year. And even though it was a vacation, we easily found time to complete all of the work that we intended and still had plenty of time to enjoy this desert paradise.

Now that they have all gone back home, we continue to enjoy our time here and will be meeting with more friends this coming weekend! What an awesome time to travel the world as life continues to unfold its amazing mosaic!

Abundant Travels,
            Jon & Kathryn

Quick-Start to Your 2009 New Year's Intentions for Your Portable Lifestyle

We hope you've taken a moment to do your New Year's Intentions. If not, use this easy list to create some for the jetsetting life you want. Intentions are magic, and it's amazing how many come true for those we work with. Read More >>

DESTINATIONS: Places to Go & Avoid, Based on Price

Despite the economic situation, one piece of good news for U.S. residents is that the U.S. dollar is miraculously gaining strength. Those traveling to Europe and the UK, where the exchange rate has been... Read More >>

The Evolution of Portable Technology

Tech Graphic sm It used to be solely the Blackberry. Initially introduced as fancy pagers, their phones have now been with us for a number of years. Currently iPhones are blanketing the market... Read More >>

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Quick-Start to Your 2009 New Year's Intentions for Your Portable Lifestyle

We hope you've taken a moment to do your New Year's Intentions. If not, use this easy list to create some for the jetsetting life you want. Intentions are magic, and it's amazing how many --year after year-- come true for those we work with.

The big difference between intentions and resolutions or goals is that you are trusting the Universe to help you work them out and your progress to them can seem magical, not entirely linear or logical.

  • Name 2 blocks to living a Portable Lifestyle that you'd like to release
  • Name 2 places you'd like to visit this year
  • Write down an amount you'd like to make virtually per month in addition to what you already make
  • Name 2 fun things you'd like to do travel-wise this year (activites)

To anchor your intentions further, don't miss Kathryn's teleseminar on Thursday called
STEP INTO YOUR DREAMS. Check it out at: http://www.kathrynalice.com/events.htm#1000.

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DESTINATIONS: Places to Go & Avoid, Based on Price

Despite the economic situation, one piece of good news for U.S. residents is that the U.S. dollar is miraculously gaining strength. Those traveling to Europe and the UK, where the exchange rate has been abysmal for some time, will be pleasantly surprised.

And your dollars, pounds or euros can go an especially long way if you travel to places like Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia where you can get a plate of delicious food for a $1, an hour-long massage for $6 and a 4 star hotel room for less than $50 a day (or a private villa with pool for $70 or so per night). Mexico and South America are also fairly inexpensive (and closer).

Places to avoid right now (unfortunately) would be the Gaza Strip and India. We stayed right in the city where the bombs hit in Bali, but at this point, the safety measures are well in place and we never felt threatened. If you know a place is having turmoil at the moment -such as the above-mentioned- it makes sense to rethink plans and go later when things have settled down.

In terms of price, the Seychelles, Maldives and the UK are pretty pricey right now (even with the American Dollar's resurgence), so bargain-hunters might want to steer clear. But the Caribbean is showing all sorts of deals and is more reasonable than usual.

If you are already living in a low-cost area, try to make your income elsewhere in stronger currencies. Begin advertising in the UK, the U.S. and Australia, for example, to attract customers at a higher rate and your money will go far where you live.

We trust you find the perfect spots to explore! To become an expert at finding the biggest deals, get
The Portable Lifestyle™ Primer, which we've been told pays for itself immediately with its saving shortcuts and income boosting suggestions.

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The Evolution of Portable Technology

Technology Graphic Large It used to be solely the Blackberry. Initially introduced as fancy pagers, their phones have now been with us for a number of years. Currently iPhones are blanketing the market like wildfire. In addition to those high-ticket items, you can find dozens if not hundreds of "smart phones" in use throughout the world. We now live in an age where everything is at our fingertips. Voicemail, email, TiVo, the World Wide Web, MP3's... It's ALL portable. We carry all of our communications and entertainment with us. In the beginning of the revolution we needed to carry a number of devices to access it all, but we now have the smart phone. And the technology has never been better.

It's now possible to own a cell phone that can work on virtually any network in the world and cost less than the current plan you are using. Imagine having access to more music and video content than you could have ever fit on your shelves just a few years back. And now imagine keeping in touch with all of your friends and family no matter where they or you are. Facebook is not just on our computers, but our phones too. Everything is coming together and it is happening right now. There are just a few things to do to compete in this new world:

1)  If you don't have one already, get yourself a smart phone. That is, a mobile phone that can handle not only incoming and outgoing calls, but has the capability to read and send email as well. You may also want a web browser, camera, and media player too, so you can access information wherever you may roam.

2)  Upgrade the memory in your mobile phone so that it can hold more data. You may still be using a separate MP3 player and digital camera, but the more memory you have on your phone, the more you can leave those other devices at home.

3)  Unlock your mobile phone for increased network access. When a phone is unlocked, it has the ability to use any network. All you would need to do then would be to purchase a SIM card for the mobile network you want to access, in whatever country you choose. While most mobile providers in the US do not want you to know of this capability, there are some that will unlock your phone for you. All you have to do is ask.

4)  Finally, leave your mobile phone behind or turn it off once in a while. It is true that we have become much more reliant on having our digital devices with us at all times. But this gives us even more reason for the occasional phone-less day. Remind yourself what it is like to experience nature and the world without being at everyone's beck and call at every moment. You will learn to appreciate the technology for what it can do for you and thus be better equipped to maintain a balance in your life.

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