TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Friday 27th, February 2009


Jon-Jon's 1st Ski Trip

Jon-Jon Enjoys His First Time on the Slopes

Dear Friends & Fellow Travelers,

Hi! We've discovered the most important use for The Portable Lifestyle yet, and it's one that is PRICELESS!

After spending more than a month on the West Coast with with Jon's family, we were called to be on the East Coast and because we are so footloose and fancy-free (we can take our business with us), we were able to drop everything, change plans and fly right out. We know great ways of getting last-minute travel deals and so it was a no-brainer.

Cultivating a Portable Lifestyle is INVALUABLE should you have a FAMILY EMERGENCY. It's easy to mobilize and get where you're needed fast without skipping a beat. Julian Meets NC Family Not only do you have the travel savvy but you can take your life with you and be where you need to be.

We've also taken the opportunity to visit long lost relatives while we're here, and it's been a pleasure introducing Jon and the boys to Kathryn's relatives they'd never met until now. It's just been family party after family party!

If you'd like to get yourself set up for such a situation, get The Portable Lifestyle™ Primer NOW to begin sowing the seeds for your own PL.

On another note, we're almost finished here, got a replacement passport that went astray and will be heading out shortly. Where? We're not sure but it'll be further south. We'll keep you posted!

Abundant Travels,
            Jon & Kathryn

A Travel Expansion Tip

We recommend that you book a 5 star hotel for at least one night in the near future. When you stay, really use the services, revel in the pampering... Read More >>

All Your Computer Needs in the Palm of Your Hand

USB Flash drives (alternatively known as thumb or pen drives) have been around now for a number of years, and their capacity to carry more and more... Read More >>

The Portable Lifestyle™ GIVEAWAY:
Congratulations to the Winners!

Cidomo pic sm Congratulations once again to our 3 winners of the first Portable Lifestyle Giveaway! Read More >>

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In this issue

A Travel Expansion Tip

We recommend that you book a 5 star hotel for at least one night in the near future. When you stay, really use the services, revel in the pampering and explore every corner of the resort.

Why? We've discovered that as people widen their experience of abundance, it tends to bring on MORE of it. As we've worked with people and they take this step, they suddenly find more and more luxury in their travel adventures.

How? Begin by figuring out which hotel chain you'd like to stay in or try several (suggestions: Ritz Carlton & Four Seasons). Type the chain name into Google in parentheses" and follow it with the word "discount." This will bring up deals. Right now's a great time to get a 5 star room at budget prices.

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All Your Computer Needs in the Palm of Your Hand

USB Flash drives (alternatively known as thumb or pen drives) have been around now for a number of years, and their capacity to carry more and more data continues to increase. But, did you know that you can carry your entire computer profile with you including applications on a single flash drive?

With just a little research, you can easily find many of the programs that are necessary for day-to-day computer use that are small enough to fit on a flash drive. Plus, these applications will even run from your solid-state device. These portable apps range from web browsing to word processing, address book management to data encryption, disc burning to gaming... and the list goes on.

If you want to travel without a laptop computer and still have the ability to work as you choose, set yourself up with your own suite of portable apps and you will be amazed at what you can do. For more information, type the words "flash drive apps" or "portable apps" into Google including the quotes and you'll find a plethora of portable options.

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The Portable Lifestyle™ GIVEAWAY: QUIZ Answers

Cidomo Picture Large Congratulations once again to our 3 winners of the first Portable Lifestyle Giveaway! We had a great response and even learned a bit more from all of your answers.

#8: A cidomo (chih-DOH-moh) is a two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage used for transport on some the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The name is a contraction from three words: CI, for cikar, a traditional handcart; DO, for dokar, a pony cart; MO, for mobil or sometimes montor, the automobile. The unique thing with the cidomo is that the cart uses automobile wheels instead of the regular wooden spoked wheels.

A tuk-tuk (TOOK-TOOK) is a motorized vehicle used for transportation in Thailand. Traditionally 3-wheeled, you can now find hundreds of modern tuk-tuks in heavily touristy areas such as Patong on the island of Phuket. These are essentially converted mini pickup trucks with semi-enclosed seated rear ends acting as overpriced (but cute) taxis.

Even though we had a rental car, we hired a customized "party" tuk-tuk to drive us around the nightlife-rich Patong beach, just for the experience. We were quite groovy with our disco ball and blaring music -- shade of Burning Man.

And we had a massive tire blowout on our 'round-the-island tour of Gili Trawangan in a cidomo, all part of a fun experience (we just climbed out and shopped as we completed our circle of the island).

For a complete list of the questions and answers as well as related photos of our experience around the world, please check out the following site: http://www.traveliving.info/ezine/quiz01answers.html.

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