Marianne Bohr is a travel blogger for the Huffington Post and author of Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries.
Planning A “Gap Year”
What is a Gap year?
How do you muster up the courage to sell [...]
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter that the outcome, [...]
“Have you known the Great White Silence?
Not a snow-gemmed twig aquiver?
Eternal truths that shame our soothing lives?
Have you broken trail on snowshoes?
Mushed your huskies up the river?
Dared the unknown, led the way, and clutched the [...]
Backcountry mountaineering takes guts, gumption and strength.
Not for the meek. Not for the lazy. Not for the mild. It taxes and tantalizes at the same time. The wilderness summons the deep, primordial spirit of mountain men and women. It spills [...]
From the inception of the human race on planet Earth, intrepid men and women followed their ‘adventure inclinations’ to explore the continents, oceans and outer space.
Some raft, some swim, some climb and some fly. And some sling a heavy [...]
The mystique of bicycle travel fascinates most people.
Why would anyone “endure” the pains of providing their own locomotion via pedaling rather than the comfort and speed of a car, boat, plane or train? The answer lies in the antiquity [...]
David and Veronica James are authors of Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All, a warm, funny memoir about their decision to sell the nest, hit the highway and look at this phase of life [...]
Susan Schutz said, “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”
Years ago, I backpacked in Nepal, Tibet and other parts of Asia. I distinctly remember the peace and quietude of the Himalayas and the stunning beauty of Mount [...]
Individual passions glide on America’s highways in different forms. Some folks pursue their quests of visiting all National Parks within a summer.
Others carry kayaks to challenge rivers from Maine to Oregon. Still others climb mountains in [...]
“For Jane Austen and the readers of Pride and Prejudice, solitary walks express the independence that literally takes the heroine out of the social sphere of the houses and their inhabitants, into a larger, lonelier world where she is free [...]
Growing up in my picturesque little hometown of Clarksville, Missouri on the Mississippi River was just like a chapter out of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
We played in the river, went boating and water skiing, camped out on the sandbars and climbed [...]
For Cara, it’s leaving lights on in an empty room; for Mootsie, it’s finding discarded socks and shoes leaving a trail behind where others’ feet have traveled.
For me, it had always been technology. You love it except for [...]
If given the choice between traveling with small children and having a root canal, I’d be at the dentist office sucking laughing gas before noon.
I adore kids but the logistics of getting them more than 100 miles is too much to endure [...]
When I became an entrepreneur I planned to live everyday like I was on a vacation!
Don’t misunderstand me, I wanted to truly help people and do work that I was passionate about and made a real big difference in someone’s life. But, I wanted [...]
Today’s guest is Peter Barber, author of Get Up and Get Going – A Practical Guide to the Mature Would-Be Traveller. By blending travel for pleasure with volunteering later in life, Peter provides unique understanding and [...]
Mary Taylor Young is an Award-winning Colorado author of 15 books, who has been writing on the landscape, natural history and heritage of the American West for more than 25 years. In her new book, Rocky Mountain National Park: [...]
In this high-speed society we created for ourselves, Americans live in traffic-congested cities with skyscrapers piercing the sky.
On the ground floor, humans race to catch crowded buses, packed subways and Yellow Cabs. With expressways gridlocked [...]
An African safari is on many people’s bucket list. But when they start the planning process, they’re overwhelmed and just don’t know where to begin. In this podcast, Jeff Ward, founder of AfricanSafaris.com is here to help!
Teresa Belcher is the founder of Honeymoon Islands, a luxury planning firm that specializes in romantic travel. She has been featured on Travel Channel and sits on the travel advisory board for numerous magazines and her company [...]
Joining us today is Liz Dahl, founder of BoomerTravelPatrol.com, a travel resource site for baby boomers complete with unique tips, destinations and suggestions for travelers on the fun side of fifty.
Boomer Travel Tips
Why create [...]
Ellen Jovin is the creator of the Words & Worlds of New York website, a unique resource for people seeking to enrich their travel experiences by learning a bit of the local language before arriving. Sounds great – but [...]
Alexandra Jimenez has been to 37 countries on 6 continents, since quitting her corporate job in the fashion industry in 2008.
As a full time traveler and chronic overpacker, she was frustrated by the lack of travel resources available [...]
Sam Sudano is a writer, traveler and entrepreneur who toured more than 15 countries on her own as a college graduate.
She later launched a company that appeals to her passion – Nashville Running Tours – where she [...]
Jeanne Hoffman is the co-founder and editor of HeelsFirstTravel.com.
She’s spent years taking advantage of great travel deals and now shares these secrets with others on the blog.
She’s here to share some easy steps [...]
Kyle Hall is the founder of Scolastica Tours, where literature is used as a base for tours of Italy, going beyond “photo-tourism” to give tourists a more rewarding experience.
Get More Out Of Your Tours While Traveling
Fred Perrotta is an entrepreneur and travel junkie who co-founded the luggage company Tortuga Backpacks.
As a frequent traveler and tech startup consultant, Fred has tested dozens of travel apps and today, he’ll share his [...]
Scottie Jones is a sheep farmer who operates a successful farm stay at Leaping Lamb Farm in Oregon.
With a background in marketing and business development, Scottie saw an opportunity to translate the success of her own farm [...]
Danielle Thornton and Allison Fleece are Professional Adventurers, who after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, were inspired to create a community that made high adventures accessible to more women around the world.
So they did. WHOA [...]
…A mission to explore every wild corner on this planet in order to introduce the 50-plus generation to active travel and life-changing experiences in the great outdoors.
And, also very important for us as a group, to give a gift of safety [...]