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Retirement and travel not just a dream for one couple


One of the most under appreciated comedies of the 1980s is Lost in America starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty. It’s about a upwardly mobile couple who grow tired of the rat Los Angeles rat race. They liquidate all of their assets and “drop out of society”. Brooks and Haggerty set out traveling the country by motor home and hilarity ensues.

Along those lines, Forbes has a nice piece on a couple who decided that the whole office cubicle thing wasn’t for them and retired in their 30s so they could travel the world.

It’s a little more complicated than that, but it’s a great illustration of different priorities people have in their day-to-day lives. I know people who couldn’t care less about traveling, and I know people who can’t travel enough. And plenty more in between.

But let’s hope for their sake they avoid spending anytime in Las Vegas in their retirement.



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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›