Hello world!

Hello World!
My first post – yippee! Just have to improve my Word Press skills and I’ll be good to go. Fortunately, my big brother, Ron Foreman, owner of Empower You , a WordPress web design and optimization company in Toronto, has been very patient with his technically stupid sister. Nice to have an expert in the family.

My mind is reeling from the number of blog posts I’ve been reading recently. There are so many, and so many really good ones. I’ve been focusing on perpetual travelers, usually young and enthusiastic, who I envy for their carefree vagabond lives, and retired travelers. You see I’m getting to a stage of my life where I’m actually thinking that someday I’ll quit working full time. (note to employer – not for a few years!)

I’ve had all kinds of ideas over the last few months but I usually drift off in other directions abandoning former thoughts. However, the one idea that seems to crop up over and over, and is gaining ground, is the idea of selling the condo and traveling for a couple of years.
I’m thinking of staying in one area for a month or two. Of course, that requires all kinds of thought: where would I go first, for how long, would I rent apartments or house-sit, what about volunteer work or a digital job, finances, health insurance? Would I be lonely, and then what? The interesting thing is if you have a theme, there is a blog that covers it. I haven’t found the retired and wandering solo woman blog yet, but there are some great couples blogs out there like Home Free Adventures. Lynne and Tim Martin chucked everything and hit the road in 2011 and have since been traveling each with two suitcases and a laptop all over the world. Very interesting and informative.
Over the next months, I’ll be researching more about more about this lifestyle. In the meantime, I’m researching and planning future trips and will share. Coming up in the near future are St Barth, Florida, and Peru. Stay Tuned.

About

I'm in my sixties with the world at my feet and thoughts mostly of "where to next?". I retired in 2017, sold my house in Massachusetts and most of my furniture and "stuff." When not traveling you can find me in Florida in the winter and Rhode Island in the summer. Travel has been a passion from a young age, over the years I've discovered I'm a traveler, not a tourist. I prefer traveling solo, with a travel friend, or small groups. Whenever possible I would rather spend time in one place rather than moving around. I'll never turn down an opportunity to go to France, but my travels have taken me all over the world. I've met some incredible people and had some fantastic experiences.

1 Comment

  • Ron Foreman April 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Congratulations Kath and thanks for the plug! Wishing you lots of blogging enjoyment and success!

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