Retirement Travel: My Life of Fear
Sep29

Retirement Travel: My Life of Fear

I have recently had a number of people tell me that they think I am “brave” for living my retirement years as an adventure, traveling the world and drinking in life as fast as I can. They relay to me dangers that they have heard about on the news, happening in places that they have never been before and they tell me that I need to pay more attention, worry more about “things” and be more cautious. They tell me of the latest...

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10 Questions About My Retirement Travel Adventure for my Liebster Award
Jun16

10 Questions About My Retirement Travel Adventure for my Liebster Award

I didn’t know what a Liebster Award was when I found that I had been nominated/awarded one by Dennis Kopp of See The World In My Eyes. The Liebster (which means “dearest” in German) is a virtual honorary award passed among, what is supposed to be, up and coming travel bloggers who want to ask questions of bloggers they admire. The origins of the award are a bit sketchy but it appears to have been started by a German travel blogger...

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Three Years Already! What an Amazing Retirement Adventure
May31

Three Years Already! What an Amazing Retirement Adventure

Three years ago today I began the adventure I call LifePart2. During that time I have resided in three different countries and traveled in more than a dozen others. I have been transported on everything from private airplanes to oxcarts and I have slept in accommodation ranging from hard wooden floors in Buddhist monasteries to suites in five star hotels. I have dined on filet mignon in the world’s finest steak houses and eaten stir...

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Descending From an Indonesian Volcano
May12

Descending From an Indonesian Volcano

Continuing From The Climb We had made it! Our legs ached and it was a bit chilly but we were basking in the glow you get from accomplishing something that challenges you and pushes your boundaries. We had made it to the peak of Mount Batur and we were starving. Apparently there is a tradition here that says at the top your guide must prepare you a meal of steamed eggs and bananas in one of the volcano’s steam vents and he did. Okay,...

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12 Images of the Temples of Bagan
May05

12 Images of the Temples of Bagan

Located on a scenic bend on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma), Bagan is an enigma. Marco Polo called it, “one of the finest sights in the world” and I have to humbly agree. At its height Bagan’s various rulers called for over 4,000 Buddhist temples to be built and of that number over 2,200 still exist in varying states. First settled in the 10th Century Bagan was host to a virtual building frenzy until Kubli Khan’s Mongols...

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Photo: Seaweed Farmer on Lembongan Island
Apr30

Photo: Seaweed Farmer on Lembongan Island

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