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I’m Going to do What Any Reasonable 65-YO Woman Should Do — Set a BHAG

The inquiry was reasonable enough. Ben (Jennings, CEO of E-Trip Africa) wrote me if I’d ever thought about Kenya, and more specifically climbing Mt. Kenya, Kilimanjaro’s little sister. Just over 17,000 feet high, she’s two [...]

A Journey by Camel in Africa: A Tale of Spit, Bad Breath and Camel Kisses

Dominique and his handler 2013 “Camels like to kick, spit and bite,” wrote the safari planner out of Kenya. “You need to be really careful.” Hogwash. If there’s anything I really dislike, it’s when people who [...]

We Get Old When We Stop Playing

The four Indonesian boys, all small but ranging in age from twelve to fourteen, led us along a tree-lined path. The fenceposts to either side of us as we left the island village were sprouting [...]

Six Tips for Isolating Yourself in Paradise

Choosing where to travel when you have options and a bit of time can be daunting. All too often we fall into default mode, which is Disney World, or Costa Rica (because it’s close) or [...]

When You See the Southern Cross for the First Time

The sailing ship swayed in the light surge, the two tall white masts carving circles in the night sky far over my head. I lay on beanbag chairs on the aft deck, awaiting moonrise off [...]

In Search of Warmth: Living and Playing with Reynaud’s Syndrome, and the Perpetual Journey to Stay Toasty

  As an adventure traveler, I have found myself in some pretty radical places: on top of Kilimanjaro, in a blizzard en route to Everest Base Camp, riding horses over high remote mountain passes in [...]

You Can Have Reasons and Excuses or You Can Have a Life

It was 36 clear, crisp degrees when I started the early morning three-mile hike around my neighborhood. As the sun began to splash the sky with pink purple, I could feel the edges of my [...]

I’m Elderly. Um, Really? A Look at the Lies We’re Told About Aging

The author at 65 If you simply look at my age — 65 and counting- I’m an old woman. Most people my age in America are taking fifteen prescriptions a year. If in a facility, a whole lot [...]

I Want to Live Your Life

People who meet Margo Talbot, who is something of Canadian sports royalty as a world-renowned ice climber, tell her this all the time. Talbot leads groups all over the world, she represents a major sports [...]

Flame Resistant Underwear

No really. When I checked my email this afternoon I had an email from GovX, which is a site that sells discounted gear and stuff to veterans. I qualify, since I’m a vet. However most [...]