Smith College, in the 1960s, was a hotbed of social activism. Students on the all-female campus stood up not just for women’s rights, but for human rights.
One student in particular made her life’s work to make the world a better place. From contributing to President John F. Kennedy’s “War on Poverty” to serving in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone to a career as a teacher, Lee has always believed that education is society’s great equalizer.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Morocco and I’m still happily discovering all its hidden surprises. For the first-time traveller, there are endless discoveries in a culture rich with history and African, Middle Eastern and European influences.
Have you shied away from staying in hostels because you thought you were just not the right age?
Since 2013 we have been on the road continuously travelling and have stayed at many hostels in the last three years. I was hesitant at first; I thought there may be an age gap.
How wrong I was.
I always travel like a millionaire – as in getting to and from a place – but I don’t always “vacation” like a millionaire. I’m perfectly fine with staying in a barebones eco-bungalow on the beach, or taking a rough and tumble road trip through the countryside and finding a B&B for the night. Because I live with a millionaire mentality, I always have a grand time.
I was the first person in my family to attend college. Like many boomer women, I did not follow a traditional path. I chose to not marry right out of high school and, instead, decided to travel and pursue a university degree.
Whether you’ll soon embark on your first or fiftieth cruise, there’s always something new to learn. Cruise lines change embarkation procedures, develop unique on board and shore side experiences, adjust gratuity amounts and monitor Homeland Security regulations.
It’s 2 in the afternoon and you are sitting on your private balcony, the wind playing around your feet. To your right is a cold glass of white wine, condensation dripping down the sparkling glass. All around you, the smell of the fresh ocean air recharges your batteries and sends your mind tumbling back to simpler times.
Next month I will embark on an exciting bucket list adventure that scares the daylights out of me – travelling to a foreign country for one month. Alone. Not knowing the language.
“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” – President Barack Obama, NFC Month Proclamation 2012.
Asking a frequent traveler to pick the best cruise line in the world is like asking a mom to choose between her children. They’re all amazing! Besides, how can you really compare the various options?
Is the relaxed pace of a river cruise really comparable to the hustle and bustle of a 6000-passenger mega-ship, with casinos, movie theaters and climbing walls? Doesn’t it simply depend on the type of experience that you are looking for?