Final Breakfast + Misc. updates!

      This morning we enjoyed our final breakfast in Rome prior to our departure back to the US.  Take a look at that marvelous French Toast, Italian-style!  I have to comment on something I love in Italy…the coffee is the BEST in the world! Also worth noting is the wine (vino).  The wine […]

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Final day en Roma!

This is our final full day of our trip to Italy.  I wanted to share some nice pics, the I’ll be back to blogging about early retirement….   The first pic is the great hallway that leads to the Sistine Chapel.  The middle B&W pic is one I took of the actual Vatican building.  On […]

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buongiorno from Rome!

The Roman Forum & Colosseum are amazing.  Today we’ll visit the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Museum. The chocolate and Italian coffee is to die for!  More pics tomorrow (Vatican Museum).  Ciao! follow me on Instagram @mrfireby2023 (My instagram)

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Ciao from Italy!

Surprise!  We are in Italy for the week, Florence and Rome.  A country we’ve always wanted to visit and why wait until we’re retired?!  I used my travel perks (American Airlines frequent flyer miles and Marriott Rewards) to do Travel Hacking In my forthcoming blog posting I’ll review where we’ve been, what hotels we’ve stayed at […]

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Downside to R.E. Crowdfunding!

Chronological Order of Events: 11/09/2016 … I invested $40,000. in a very promising Real Estate Crowdfunding project offered by RealtyShares .  It was a a privately-listed REIT that invested in residential development promissory notes, offering a 13.5% interest rate (net of fees) payable on a monthly basis for a 30-month holding period, the notes would come due […]

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