TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Thursday 30th, September 2010


3 Best Buds in the Tub

3 Best Buds in the Tub

Dear Friends & Fellow Travelers,

Did you miss us? Don't worry, we're still living the dream and having the time or our lives! After chilling out (literally) in the Pacific Palisades area of LA for the entire summer, we're now spending a couple of months in sunny Palm Springs at one of our favorite resorts. Since our last flight involved a blown engine and an emergency landing, we have to admit a break from all the plane rides has been nice.

Our summer in the States was packed with family reunions, birthdays, concerts, amusement parks, and three live love events led by Kathryn. Jon-Jon even learned to ride a bike and Julian is just about to leave his Floaties behind for good!

During this busy time we also decided to take a break from the online world to revamp things. We apologize for our absence, but we're BACK! Do check out our NEW website complete with a fun video of us and many places we've been in the past three years.

And if you haven't listened to our free teleseminars yet, do so NOW while they're still around and learn how you can start living the dream yourself:
            1. Make 6 Figures Virtually
            2. Step Fully Into Private Practice

We hope to see you soon!

Abundant Travels,
            Jon & Kathryn

Kathryn BDay

Kathryn Blows out her Candles

Why Celebrities Don't Own Private Islands

NeckerWith one notable exception, celebrities don't own private islands, even though they COULD. It seems like such an ultimate dream, to have your own isle, but it just... Read More >>

Virtual Income 2.0

wave poolMaking money virtually is changing – and in a good way. Established authors are discovering that they'll make more if they publish through web means (Amazon has...)... Read More >>

The Intra-national Layover (part 3)

SM PierOkay. So you've made the decision to live a portable life. What do you do with your home? You could always just keep it locked up and vacant. Or perhaps you could sublet or... Read More >>

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Why Celebrities Don't Own Private Islands

Necker IslandWith one notable exception, celebrities don't own private islands, even though they COULD. It seems like such an ultimate dream, to have your own isle, but it just doesn't work for famous people.

Why? It's too much like shooting fish in a barrel. With paparazzi so zealous these days, the privacy issue would be unbearable. With your own island comes problems like security and keeping your water space clear. Paparazzi could camp out in boats, offering the celeb no chance at normal life and no viable protection. Paul McCartney found this out the hard way in the 80's when he owned a small Caribbean Island.

Who's the exception? Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Airlines, Virgin Records, Virgin Mobile, & Virgin Cola appropriately enough owns a Virgin Island. He bought Necker Island in the 1980's. He occasionally uses it personally, but most often rents or lends it out to others including the late Princess Diana.

The celebrity version of a Portable Lifestyle goes more toward owning a few homes in key areas and frequent vacation rentals and hotel suite stays at secluded or high security upscale properties. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt have rented a huge mansion with acres of inaccessible land in France and a whole resort in Zambia. Celebs often visit French Polynesia due to its privacy and seclusion.

If you don't get too famous, you could buy your own island at some point. We've seen them on offer for as little as $150,000 USD!

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Virtual Income 2.0

Jon in Wave PoolMaking money virtually is changing – and in a good way. Established authors are discovering that they'll make more if they publish through web means (Amazon has opened its own virtual publishing entity). New York Magazine recently did an extensive article on changes in publishing. And new drop ship services offer the easiest way YET to go virtual with options for physical shipping that don't tie you down & help you circumvent needing staff.

This is all happening just as we predicted in our Portable Lifestyle Primer. It's easier than ever to run a virtual business with more opportunities for income than ever before.

We think that it's the heyday for Portable Lifestylers. Since we started this trip in 2007, much has changed to make our way of life easier. Look for additional info from us on the changes in the near future. There's never been a better time to hit the road and take your life off of hold! We'll offer an update teleseminar soon so stay tuned for that.

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The Intra-national Layover (part 3)

at the Santa Monica PierOkay. So you've made the decision to live a portable life. What do you do with your home? You could always just keep it locked up and vacant. Or perhaps you could sublet or rent the place. Maybe you don't own or want to sell it. You actually have many options, but then there's your stuff. If you don't keep any real estate, you will need to rent a storage space.

After three years of living around the globe, we currently find ourselves back in the States for a big sweep of family, friends, business, and relaxation. And so where do we stay? That is the beauty of it all. The Portable Lifestyle™ is not only about international travel. As we've learned in getting extended stays in foreign lands, we have built up an arsenal of information and tips on how to stretch your dollar over spacious digs throughout this country as well.

More and more hotel chains and resorts are offering in-room refrigerators, microwaves, extra rooms, and even small (or not so small) apartments for both overnight and extended stays. The difference in price between standard hotel rooms and the new brand of suite is much less than you might think! Plus, in addition to daily housekeeping, many even include breakfast and evening cocktail/hors d'oeuvre receptions.

Another exciting thing you can do with your portable life is to rent cars by the month or week depending on your upcoming needs. If your state requires auto insurance to drive (as does California), you can buy an inexpensive simple no-vehicle insurance plan. It's fun to switch out and always be driving something new! You can "test drive" almost any model, color, shape, and size.

The truth is that there are many more options and opportunities out there when you are not tied down to any one specific home, office, or vehicle. We've been having an amazing time and can no longer imagine living any other way. Join us!

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