TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Wednesday 30th, September 2009


Happy Birthday Jon-Jon & Julian

Celebration at the Underwood Family Farm

Dear Friends & Fellow Travelers,

We write this as we are vacationing in Palm Springs for a month. And in a few weeks we're taking a jaunt to San Diego & Mexico for some business. But what we're REALLY excited about is heading for the Philippines, Australia, and South Africa for the Winter. We have really missed that side of the world!

How about you? How is your Portable Lifestyle coming along? While preparation and planning are essential to living an International life, believing in yourself enough to "take the plunge" is the key element to breaking free from the confines of a traditional rooted existence.

We've learned so much as a family and individuals in these past two years on the road that it's hard to imagine a non-nomadic life. We now have friends, business, and cultural ties to many places throughout the Globe. Still, we remain connected to and often travel with extended family and our dog Ranger!

It's never too late to get started. Read on for more insight and tips to expand your horizons and live The Portable Lifestyle™ of your dreams.

Abundant Travels,
            Jon & Kathryn

What We've Learned from Our 7-Year-Old (when he was only 6)

Jon-JonJon-Jon and Julian both celebrated birthdays this past month and we had a wonderful celebration with friends and family at the Underwood Family Farm... Read More >>

Catching-up with Your OWN Portable Lifestyle!

If you have had a hankering for your own Portable Lifestyle . . .If our updates leave you feeling jealous or longing for the same life, then you are NOT keeping up with yourself. Already, just wanting this life means you are planting seeds to have it... Read More >>

Traveling with Pets

The Dog TravelerThe biggest excuse people use for not living a Portable Lifestyle (other than fear for lack of money) is "hard-to-sever" ties to home. And while jobs, extended family, and... Read More >>

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In this issue #9

What We've Learned from Our 7-Year-Old
(when he was only 6)

Jon-Jon PortraitJon-Jon and Julian both celebrated birthdays this past month and we had a wonderful celebration with friends and family at the Underwood Family Farm. And even though we've been on-the-go, Jon-Jon fell right back in with his good friends we'd only seen once or twice in two years!

Armed with a number of BrainQuest flash-card sets, his Leapster 2 portable gaming device, the Magic Treehouse book series, and a wake of activity workbooks and science kits, Jon-Jon has been keeping up with his peers on all levels of learning. Plus, both boys have experienced culture, geography, and language firsthand as we've travelled.

Yes, our children are getting the ultimate alternative education. And with Jon's guidance, they are learning everything that would normally be taught in school. It's quite magical to see them progress as we work, travel, and enjoy our lives. Still, Jon-Jon has done a lot on his own including letting us know when it's time to rise to the next level.

Jon-Jon loves taking notes as he learns and has developed a habit of writing things down before he goes to bed. Each morning he reviews his list in order to complete the tasks that he has intended. Whether it be visiting a website, completing a project, or reminding himself of a certain date (i.e. Mom's birthday or the release date of a movie), Jon-Jon knows how to "get things done". He is a true go-getter.

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Catching-up with Your OWN Portable Lifestyle!

If you have had a hankering for your own Portable Lifestyle... If our updates leave you feeling jealous or longing for the same life, then you are NOT keeping up with yourself.

Already, just wanting this life means you are planting seeds to have it. But any disbelief that it could be true for you holds you up.

The BEST WAY we've seen around being STUCK and not keeping up with yourself is to take small baby steps toward what you want. A big leap may seem daunting but you can STILL move forward at a pace that seems more possible.

Here are some tips to do so:

   1. Spend time every day looking for places you want to go and imagining yourself there. Put YOURSELF in the picture, perhaps working on your laptop beside a resort pool and later touring the area. This makes it more real for you.

   2. Throw into your imagining a steady flow of income into your bank account with no checks, no deposits involved. It's all virtual and it just keeps on flowing!

   3. Do some baby steps to get there. At least set up a website, create your first virtual product or plan your first teleseminar as a way of beginning to unplug from location.

   4. While you can't do it all at once, remember these small steps will add up. If it feels too difficult, just lie down for a while, but you WILL find a flow of forward movement and possibility as you keep at it.

We send you ALL of our support for catching up with yourself and what you want in your life, especially a Portable Lifestyle. We have done and so can you. See you on the road!!

For more information on how to get started, check out The Portable Lifestyle™ Primer. If you want specific info on particular destinations and amazing deals, get The Portable Lifestyle™ Insider's Resource Guide. You can also purchase them together at an amazing discount!

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Traveling with Pets

Ranger the Dog Traveler

The biggest excuse people use for not living a Portable Lifestyle (other than fear for lack of money) is "hard-to-sever" ties to home. And while jobs, extended family, and property are often given as reasons to stay rooted, pets are the number one thing keeping people from picking up and taking off.

Our dog Ranger, a medium-sized lab/greyhound mix, has been on many trips and is currently staying with us in Palm Springs. We've taken him to the beach, the mountains, the countryside, and the desert. He's even been camping and swimming with us! His luggage consists of nothing more than his dog bed, his dog food, his favorite toy, and his leash. Contrary to popular belief, pet-friendly travel and animal lodging solutions abound!

The Portable Lifestyle™ Primer contains even more information that will hearten you on quarantines, packing, and pet-friendly options (one of Ranger's favorite destinations is Big Bear, CA). In addition, there are many websites that support pet-friendly solutions including Official Pet Hotels, Pets Welcome, and Trips with Pets.

Your pets are an important part of your family. Don't leave them behind the next time you leave town.

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