Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, a married couple, both retired as self-made millionaires at age 31 to travel the world.
They were staying in Chiang Mai, Thailand, when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
They’ve since been riding out the storm in their home base of Toronto.
While Shen and Leung no longer have access to foreign culture, their quarantine days don’t look all too different from their travel days.
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For Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, the biggest difference in quarantine life is location.
The couple, who retired at age 31 from their computer engineer jobs to travel the world, is riding out the pandemic in their home base of Toronto, Canada. It’s a far cry from Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they had been staying when the pandemic hit.
But their typical quarantine schedule isn’t so unlike their typical travel schedule, which is often centered around wellness, passion projects, and their friends. It just comes with different views.
Shen and Leung still make time to meditate, but now it’s with an app instead of on a rooftop with friends. And they still dine on flavorful international food, but now they make it in their kitchen instead of eating out at a street stall. They also carve out time to engage with the early retirement community. But with many of their speaking engagements canceled, they’re focusing on their blog, Millennial Revolution, more than ever.
Here’s what a typical day in quarantine looks like for Shen and Leung, who have traveled to 40-plus countries, in their Toronto home base.
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Five years ago, self-made millionaires Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung retired at age 31 from their computer engineering jobs to travel the world.
Shen and Leung run the personal finance blog Millennial Revolution and wrote a book, “Quit Like a Millionaire.” It was published in 2019.
They were in the midst of a three-month stay in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they’d been renting a condo for $650 a month, when the pandemic hit in March.
They told Business Insider that they returned to Canada, where they’re from, to “ride out the storm.” With flights around the world suspended and borders closed, they’ve “been forced to stop traveling” for the first time in five years.
Since returning to their home base of Toronto, they’ve been staying in a $950-a-month Airbnb. But they’ve still kept with a similar schedule, waking up at 8:30 a.m. every day.
With travel restrictions causing Airbnb bookings to drop significantly, they said, they’ve been able to “snag accommodations at a steep discount.”
“A similar one-bedroom condo in the same …read more
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