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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Special Interest / Senior
  • Language:English
  • Pages:308
  • eBook ISBN:9780982004975

Hey Boomers, Dust Off Your Backpacks

Travel The World On A Limited Budget

by Linda J. Brown

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What if you have an explorer's heart and just want to get out and see the world on your own terms.....making your plans as you go along? What if time is the one thing you have plenty of.....but money is not? What if you think group travel is very nice......but only once in awhile? What if you're not young......but your health is so good that you're not old either? Would you go around the world.....by yourself.....for a whole year?
Calling all Baby Boomers! Not to worry if the economy is tanking or if you are about to retire on Social Security. It could be the beginning of a more footloose life for you. Have you always wanted to travel the world? It's not as hard or as dangerous as you might think. In 2005, 67-year-old Linda Brown set out to spend a year traveling around the planet - by herself. Though she was an experienced world traveler, she had never gone so far, for so long. Selling her old VW convertible to finance the airline tickets, she depended solely upon automatic deposits of Social Security as she wandered throughout Eastern Europe, Turkey, Egypt, India, Thailand, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast. Along the way, she collected colorful and adventurous friends and proved that the world can be a very safe place for a wide-eyed, trusting soul. This is not another How-To travel book. It's the story of what happens when you dare to go.
About the author
Linda J. Brown graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism but most of her professional qualifications are in the field of travel. She planned and led Citizen Diplomacy group trips to many parts of the Soviet Union in the early 1990's just as that country was opening. Certified as an International Tour Manager by the International Guide Academy in Denver, Colorado, she prefers to travel alone to the more off-beat regions of the world. For many years a resident of Aspen, Colorado, Linda Brown now lives in Clearwater, Florida, when she isn't out on her world travels. Though she is a veteran of many exploratory solo excursions, the trip described in this book was her first around the world venture. In 2009, she spent four months backpacking down the Andean Mountain Chain in South America. In 2011, Brown, at the age of 74, set out to spend another year circling the planet alone in an east/west direction, exploring the lands of the Southern Hemisphere. Her bolg site, www.heyboomers.com, chronicles Brown's ongoing adventures. A spiritual website relating to Linda J. Brown's second book: In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth can be found at www.insecretdiffusion.com.