After losing my husband and globe-trotting partner of 24 years to cancer, I knew I would travel again someday. At nearly 60, I was still a relatively young woman, and there was a lot of world left to see. But my trips to so-called ‘romantic’ destinations were history as far as I was concerned.
As we settle into fall and savor the changing colors and crisp air, some of us think about connecting with nature or taking some time to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle.
For me, the journey begins long before I depart. I love the planning, preparing, and packing before I go. What I have discovered is, the more organized I am, the more I can relax and enjoy the trip.
Travel has always been a passion of mine. As a child, I unfortunately did not have the wonderful experience of having grandparents in my life. But I know they were strong and loving people who hardly left the part of London where they were raised. Perhaps, in counterpoint, the strongest and most powerful memories that shaped my values and lifestyle were related to travel.
Travel has been an important part of my life. I have lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, and Latin America starting in my 20s until now. Travel makes the world come alive. I love meeting people, making friends, and learning about the different cultures.
There are a number of ways older adults can benefit from the warmth of the Caribbean Islands as well as those in the Pacific.
You’ve probably thought about it. Maybe you even planned it sometime at the beginning of your fifth decade, then let all the deadlines pass.
Are you a mature woman planning a trip in the near future? Or the spring or summer? When packing for a trip that would take a week or longer, you really must plan ahead for most contingencies.
The festive season is fast approaching, and a large portion of the population will head to the stores to buy gifts. But do you know what to get your sister, friend, or mother who loves to travel lightly? To make it easy on you, I’ve put together a list of gift ideas for light travellers.