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Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

At age 53, Ron Perrier ended his career as a Canadian medical doctor to travel the world. I met him on a mini-bus trip to the India-Pakistan border for the closing-of-the-gate ceremony. I had neglected … Read entire article »

A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia

A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia

This Canadian couple, recently retired, travelled independently for three months in Southeast Asia and wrote home about it, highlights of which are captured here. This is the quintessential Southeast Asian travel experience, and one that Barb … Read entire article »

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three months last year and sent emails “home” describing the journey.  Cambodia Cambodia is a country that leaves a special spot in your heart. Cambodians have … Read entire article »

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #3 Vietnam

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #3 Vietnam

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three months last year and sent emails “home” describing the journey.  North Vietnam We have loved Vietnam and we are now much more seasoned to the … Read entire article »

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #2 Laos

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #2 Laos

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three months last year and sent emails “home” about the journey.  We took the slow boat from Thailand into Laos. It was a two-day trip … Read entire article »

Taking a mid-life gap year to see the world

Taking a mid-life gap year to see the world

Debra Lynkowski and her partner, Marc Archambault, were at the peak of their careers when they decided to sell their house, find a temporary home for their cats, and spend 8 months traveling around the … Read entire article »