65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel: 65 Intrepid Travel Writers and Experts Reveal Fun Places and New Horizons to Explore in Your Retirement

65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel: 65 Intrepid Travel Writers and Experts Reveal Fun Places and New Horizons to Explore in Your Retirement

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65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel offers practical, inspiring advice about how to have the time of your life, whether traveling with a group, with a spouse or partner, or on your own. More than 65 intrepid writers and travel experts, including Andrew McCarthy, Elizabeth Berg, George M. Taber, and Lynne Martin, reveal their own personal adventures and describe glorious getaways for retirees, including such exciting travel opportunities as international house-sitting, going to Italy for a writing workshop, wine tourism, volunteering to help communities in developing countries, doing archaeological digs, taking a retirement "gap year," and chucking it all to see the world. These fun and illuminating essays reveal the best places for retirees to visit -- or relocate -- and show how to plan for your "great escapes" without breaking the bank.

This book is a follow-up to the successful 65 Things to Do When You Retire, which was recently hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "[one] of the year's best guides to later life...Reading the essays in Mark Evan Chimsky's 65 Things to Do When You Retire is like having your own brainstorming session with 65 highly knowledgeable men and women of a certain age and many different walks of life. The collection is full of candor, humor and wisdom."

Note: Thanks to the generosity of the contributing authors, all of whom provided essays on a pro-bono basis, the royalties generated from the sale of 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel will be donated to nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing and curing cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416208907
Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Section 1 Travel Prep 101

Retirement Travel Will Renew Your Sense of Excitement About the World (and Invigorate You at the Same Time) Ernie J. Zelinski 10

Travel-Manning Logistics Mahara Sinclaire, M.Ed. 17

Senior Travel Deals: An Overview Ed Perkins 24

Rewire® Your Travel Jeri Sedlar Rick Miners 30

The Art of Authentic Travel Doris Gallan 35

Solo Travel: A Great Way to Enjoy Newfound freedom Janice Waugh 41

Is Traveling Really the Retirement Dream? Jim Yih 47

Improve Your Retirement Travel with Internet Took and Social Media Ron Mercier 51

Leveraging Excess Good Credit Rick Ingersoll 56

Shopping Across Borden for Medical Care Ilene Little 63

Traveling Sin Rick Kimball 66

Getting the Most from a Private Tour Guide Stephen Wheeler 72

Section 2 There's Such a Lot of World to See

The Let's-Sell-Our-House-and-See-the-World Retirement Plan Lynne Martin 80

What Retirees Can Learn from Career Breakers Jeff Jung 86

Gap Years Are Wasted on the Young Jo Carroll 92

Start with Your "A" List Michael Jeans 98

Unconventional Travelers Janet Ed Howle 104

Change Through Travel - It's Easier Than You Think Christine T. Mackay 110

We Traveled the World for Two Years, Enhancing Our Lives with More Adventure and Romance Wayne Pat Dunlap 115

Never a Still Moment Leyla Giray Alyanak 120

Pick the Right Places, and Traveling Is Not Expensive Tim Leffel 125

Just a Backpack and a Rollie: Our Plan to Sell It All and Become World Travelers in Retirement Nancy Thompson 131

Section 3 Let's Get Away from It All

Clamping for Retirees Abby Jeffords 140

Look Local for Great Times Mike Bonacorsi 145

A Great Gal-loping Getaway Jane Cassie 152

Section 4 Voluntourism

Voluntourism: A Growing Alternative Travel-Option Among Retirees Jim T. Miller 160

Earthwatch Adventures Warren Stortroen 164

Clem Ruth Clemmer 169

Somewhere in the World with Peter and Hinda Peter Hinda Schnurman 175

Change Your World! Volunteer! Billy Akaisha Kaderli 183

Section 5 Family Ties

Important Conversations with Your Partner About Retirement Travel Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D. 190

Maybe I Protest Too Much. Maybe Not Samuel Jay Keyser 197

Travel to Rediscover Your Family Heritage Dave Bernard 201

Retirement Travel - a Family Affair Dan Austin 207

Enrich Your Lift: Travel in Search of Adventure Sam Dalton 214

Trawls with [Insert Your Pet's Name Here] Chris Kingsley 221

Section 6 Unusual Trips

A Cartoon Mort Gerberg 228

Writing Workshops Elizabeth Berg 230

Wine Tourism George M. Taber 233

A Magical Cooking Experience on the Amalfi Coast Karen Herbst 240

Ranch Vacations Gene Kilgore 246

Transformative Tanzania "Inventure" Margaret (Meg) Newhouse, Ph.D., CPCC 251

A Quest for Wonder: Machu Picchu Richard Bangs 258

A Gift Maeona (Mae) Mendelson, Ph.D. 264

Seven Summits Carol Masheter, Ph.D. 270

Section 7 Special Places to Live

Listening to Montana Donna L. Hull 278

The journey Different Andrew Collins 284

House-sitting as a Means to Travel Tracey Fieber 291

How to Travel Without Being a Tourist Teresa Roberts 296

Section 8 Journeys of the Spirit

The Road to Santiago Andrew McCarthy 302

The Sacred Side of France Colleen J.T. Heater 308

Finding Myself Amidst the Landscape of Others: The Art of Intentional Travel Kendall Dudley, M.A. 315

Enrich Your Travel by Making a Local Connection Barbara Weibel 321

Bemusement Park Lenora Trussell, RN 327

Tales of the Tombs in Israel Judith Fein 332

The Adventure Spa with Spirit Kristina Hurrell 337

A journey to Self-Understanding John E. Nelson 344

Thin Places Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill, Ed.S., LMFT 349

Section 9 Hit the Road, Jack

Twenty-five Feet and the Open Road Bob Lowry 356

Little Bus, Big Bus Michael Milone, Ph.D. 362

There Is No Such Thing as Taking a Wrong Turn Zenaida des Aubris 368

Waiting the World - on the Path to a Life Fully Lived Ward Luthi 373

Section 10 Sail Away

Gliding Through French Wine Country Bill Roiter, Ed.D. 382

Sailing into Retirement Edwin Jacks 388

My Journey into the Unknown Ed Merck Sailing the Mastery 392

About the Editor 398

Credits 399

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