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.