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Physically I’m in Mountain View, Arkansas, USA. I’ll be 64 years old in January 2012. According to the divorce decree, as of February 1, 2012 the title to the house where I live reverts 100% to the ex-wife. This despite the fact that we currently have joint ownership and have an equal amount of money [...]

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Physically I’m in Mountain View, Arkansas, USA. I’ll be 64 years old in January 2012.

According to the divorce decree, as of February 1, 2012 the title to the house where I live reverts 100% to the ex-wife. This despite the fact that we currently have joint ownership and have an equal amount of money invested in the house. Oh well. Such is life in the United States.

Almost certainly I will never own another house. The way the rules and laws are now concerning mortgage loans I am one of the people who will fall through the cracks and be swept under the the rug. My income is such that I have just a little too much to qualify for public housing but not nearly enough to get a loan to buy a house. This despite the fact that I’ve been making the payments on this house for a year and a half now.

The good news is I’ve got a backpack, a small steady monthly income, and I know the way to Central and South America. From there, I think I can manage to find the world.

Filed under: Travel Philosophy

About the Author:

Gar Williams liquidated his former life, sold all his possessions that wouldn’t fit into a 46 liter backpack, and left it all behind at age 63. He is now traveling the world, and, in his words, is finally doing what he wants to do. Gar stops by at VagabondJourney.com from time to time to offer his wisdom and advice on the Senior Vagabond series. has written 65 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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Gar Williams is currently in: Ecuador

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