About us

We are Ali and Alison Walker, and we used to call Seattle, Washington our home. We met in 2004, married in 2006, reached financial independence in 2017, and retired in 2018. After reaching FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early) we wanted a complete and total change from our career-focused lives. We decided that meant leaving our Seattle life and most of our belongings behind, switching our focus away from owning things to having experiences, and making travel our new lifestyle. By November of 2018 we had sold our home and car, let go of 99% of our belongings, and left Seattle.

Now we are nomads with 2 bags each and our home is wherever we happen to be at the moment. Our only jobs are travel planning (Ali) and financial planning (Alison). Our plan is to slow travel around the world for as long as we enjoy it. We wake up everyday feeling excited that we have the freedom to follow our dreams, with “All Options Considered!”

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Sometimes people have trouble telling us apart because our names are similar, but it’s not hard to tell the difference if you have met us!

This is Ali…

Ali was born in Livermore, California. She is 5’2” and her real first name is Alexandria, but she has been called Ali since the day she was born. Ali spent her career in marketing and business development for Engineering and Environmental Science firms. Ali retired in 2018 at the age of 44. Ali’s main projects are travel planning and building our website and social media. Ali’s hobbies include reading, writing, research, genealogy, drawing, travel planning, taking photos, hiking, cooking fun dinners, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

This is Alison…

Alison was born in Glendale, California. She is 6’2” and a natural swimmer like everyone in her family. Alison is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and spent her career in the print industry managing image retouching of high-end catalogs for numerous well-known companies. Alison retired in 2018 at the age of 54. Ali’s main projects are financial planning and investing. Alison’s hobbies include reading, writing, teaching, photography, hiking, cooking fabulous breakfasts, watching movies, and visiting with family and friends.