real emersonThis is all about the pursuit of happiness.

If you are here than you’re just like us, you are trying to find a way to follow your dreams.

A little about us; we are two women, Amanda and Mandy, (yes we pretty much have the same name) from the East Coast who love sunshine, great food, travel, and much more. We started this journey because we knew we wanted moreĀ  with our life. We wanted a life full of experiences; to really live, not just exist.

While both working full time, we are trying to pay off our student loan debt and reach financial freedom. Location independence is our goal; but no matter what your goal is, we hope that our story will both guide and inspire you to get where you want to be.

This is just the beginning for us. Please stay tuned as we attempt to gain financial freedom, become our best selves, become location independent, and ultimately live the life we have always wanted.

Please reach out to us and say hi at thehacketts@suitcaseandaplaylist.com or follow us on Instagram at #suitcaseandaplaylist.

All you need is a suitcase and a playlist.



Bali Beach Selfie