The Wander Bugs

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A couple with uncontrollable wanderlust who are working towards financial independence in order to travel the world full-time.

The Wander Bugs
Travel Tuesday: Mr. Bug’s Homeland- Hamburg, Germany

Travel Tuesday: Mr. Bug’s Homeland- Hamburg, Germany

Deutschland! Mr. Bug was born and raised in Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. We try to get back to visit family and friends about once a year. Hamburg is an amazing city and I wanted to share some fun facts and some of our favorite things to do while we’re...

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Finance Friday: Buying a House at 22- What I Learned

Finance Friday: Buying a House at 22- What I Learned

Have you ever done something so incredibly stupid that years later you STILL can’t get over how absolutely ridiculous it was? I did said stupid thing right after college graduation. I was 22 and had just gotten my first real job. I was “all grown up now” and thought...

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Finance Friday: Fighting the Debt Monster- Part Four

Finance Friday: Fighting the Debt Monster- Part Four

In Part One, we confessed that we had $64,000 of debt when we got married. In Part Two, we shared how we were able to move and increase our income to turbo charge our debt payoff but then were thrown a curve ball when we unexpectedly purchased a new home. In Part...

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Travel Tuesday: A Beautiful Weekend Getaway to Asheville, NC

Travel Tuesday: A Beautiful Weekend Getaway to Asheville, NC

Looking for a quick weekend getaway, Mr. Bug and I thought Asheville, NC located in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, would be the perfect spot. We decided to go in October to take advantage of the superb weather and fall foliage. The trip did not disappoint!...

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Frugal Disney Adventure! Travel Hacking Experiment

Frugal Disney Adventure! Travel Hacking Experiment

Mr. Bug and I may not have kids but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the magic of Disney World! We are huge fans of Disney and have been a few times but love it so much we could easily go every year and not tire of it. Recently I was talking to coworkers and the...

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Finance Friday: Fighting the Debt Monster – Part Three

Finance Friday: Fighting the Debt Monster – Part Three

In Part One, we confessed that we had $64,000 of debt when we got married. In Part Two, we shared how we were able to move and increase our income to turbo charge our debt payoff but then were thrown a curve ball when we unexpectedly purchased a new home. After our...

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Waterfalls and Breathtaking Views at Tallulah Gorge

While we love to tell you all about our exciting trips throughout the world, I would like to take a moment to write about the amazing parks and things to see right in your own backyard. One of these is without a doubt the Tallulah Gorge State Park, located in the cute...

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Finance Friday: Fighting the Debt Monster – Part Two

Finance Friday: Fighting the Debt Monster – Part Two

In Part One, we confessed that we had $64,000 of debt when we got married. Scary right? We set up a plan of action to get out of debt. It took us five VERY long years but we were finally able to pay off all of our non-mortgage debt. Read the next segment of our...

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Get Out There and Get Some Fresh Air- It’s Free!

Hi there, Mr. Bug here. I am more of a picture-taking kind of guy than a writer like Mrs. Bug, but I would like to share one of our awesome, super cheap, fun weekend activities with you. It’s one of our favorites and it’s… wait for it… hiking! Fall is here. The leaves...

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