Even to us, it’s mind-boggling that in the meantime, almost a quarter of a century has passed already, since we dropped-out 1999 at the age of 37 and 39 respectively. Since then, we travel as na-tourists slowly and joyfully to our favourite destinations around the globe. With such an exciting life, time naturally passes in a flash.
Often, we get asked how we finance our admittingly privileged life. In a nutshell: 1. we don’t have children, 2. we’ve exchanged security against freedom and 3. we are ready to give up growing old for a (work-) free and fulfilling life during young age!
Sure enough, it needs also some seed capital. More by curiosity, we’ve started to invest a bit at the bourse when we worked again after our first trip together. At the end of the 90’s, the general outlook at the stock-exchange was that good, you could make good money, even with “bad investments”. Thanks to our saving determinedly, stock market gains, and sharing our apartment with flatmates, we’ve accumulated € 300’000 in fife years only. To exchange even more security into freedom, we’ve capitalized the second pillar of our pension funds, which yielded another € 80’000.
Now we were ready, chucked our jobs and exchanged the security of a regular life, against a life in unlimited freedom. Then we assumed our savings would last for about 12 years, maybe 14, if we’re lucky, or perhaps only 7, if things go wrong. We didn’t worry, as we knew, whatever we’d get, it will be plenty.
Instead of having spent all money for exaggerated security, we just enjoyed life and it still feels brilliant to have the benefit of our freedom, devil may care. As we live out every day to the fullest, we don’t miss out on anything we’d need to catch up on tomorrow. Thereby, it gets irrelevant whether there will be still another tomorrow!
At around 50, we’ve cancelled our health insurance. Meanwhile, we gape that some couples in Switzerland and Germany pay every year for their health insurance alone, as much as we spend for 12 months of travelling in comfort. Small “repairs” can be done cheaply all over the world, larger ones, we refuse. As we live an intense, great life, we consider it more natural to accept cancer or other diseases that lead into an impasse, such as they are: deadly.
In 2012, it didn’t look as if our funds would last for only 7, 12 or 14 years, but even for 16 years, more than we had ever hoped for. Maybe it’s law of nature: if you don’t worry, destiny rewards you with a particularly great deal and it got even better! About a year before all our resources would have been used up, we could, totally unlooked for, inherit. That way, our nest egg accumulated again up to about the same size as it was when we had dropped out in 1999.
It seems, we have hit the jackpot. We feel affirmed: it’s not worth worrying. Come what may, there is always an appropriate solution, it’s only a question of our mindset. Therefore, we enjoy our life even more intensely and spoil ourselves with even more extravaganza, like for example the South-Pacific trip in 2017.
Soon our nest egg will collapse again. This is Ok with us and was intended. After a total of 30 intense years of travel, including a straight quarter of a century, it's about time to go on our last journey anyway; no worries – we lived our dreams, indeed. As if we had hit the Jackpot, we have spent a good 900,000 euros on the 25-years round-the-world trip from 1999 to 2024 already, without ever paying any stake at all. Now it's time to pay the bet, knowing full well that the joker is guaranteed to fall to us: all current and future age-related problems will be solved in one fell swoop. Besides, it's also a bonus to be able to die together, so none of us is left behind grieving... Changing life to be short but intense was truly the perfect decision for us! We have no regrets.
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Last, but not least: Consciously, we confess to being naturists, also by publishing genuine naturist pictures of ourselves on this homepage. We feel completely contended, also without a stich on! By contrast, the online communities’ sections "for friends only" are alien to our nature, as those hardly contain genuine naturist pictures, but rather attract a clientele keen to exchange kinky contents. Therefore, we ONLY use the photo-communities’ public sections. DO NOT add us as friends and DO NOT "follow" us on social networks! Otherwise we will BLOCK you, even if you’re the nicest person…
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