We are Keith and Tina, and we are Destination & Experience Influencers and Marketers. Because we love to travel and to share our expertise we started Retire Early and Travel. Our blog is about living an international lifestyle. We cover retiring as early as possible to living abroad to traveling to new places to learn about and experience different cultures. We bring all of that adventure to you in this blog.
We both come from successful careers. Keith has been in hospital IT his entire career. He was Chief Technology Officer for the last three companies he worked for. I was a middle school Science teacher, a book dealer and at the end of my working days a naturopathic doctor. When we left the U.S, we had been living in the Pasadena, California area for seven years. We were both born and raised in New Baltimore, Michigan. We moved to Florida, shortly after we married and lived there a little over 24 years. We also lived one year in Fort Worth, Texas before moving to California.
All of our posts are first-hand, so you can trust what we say. We share where we go, what we do and what we see with our followers.
Keith and are married and best friends. We have been together since we were 18 and married since we were 24. I know some of you are saying, “oh puke,” but for us, it has worked. We were both born with wanderlust and began traveling before we were 19 years old. Back then we dreamed of visiting every country in the world!
In time we married, had two children and our travels outside the country slowed because of our increased responsibilities. Once our kids were old enough to appreciate travel, we bought a large RV and began to explore all of the United States. We took them to explore Mammoth Caves and to see the Blue Ridge Mountains. We white water rafted in North Caroline and climbed Mount Cadillac in Bar Harbor, Maine. We visited Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, and Yellow Stone National Park. We mined for diamonds in Arkansas and appreciated art and spirituality in Sedona Arizona. The list just goes on and on.
Fast forward, our children are grown and finished with college. Our son decided he wanted to move to India to help local people reforest the land that was deforested by the encroaching desert. After doing that for six months, he moved to China. There he taught English for four years and then moved to Thailand to teach. Our daughter finished college, and within 30 days she was living in China. There she found a job marketing a phone app to Americans to pay for her rent and food. She also lived in Barcelona Spain, Paris France, and South Korea. In two years she traveled to Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Tunisia, Africa and all over the country of France.