Thinking Our Way of Thinking is Normal

I had an interesting experience recently while touring the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC with three Indian friends. We were in the collection with Byzantine altarpieces and much Christian iconography and my friend who has lived in the US for two decades asked me about the meaning of the artwork. So, I gave a short tour explaining Mary and baby Jesus and what … Continue reading Thinking Our Way of Thinking is Normal

Why We Don’t wear Shorts while Traveling

Yep, you heard me! On an Older Women, Cheap Travel trip, we rarely wear shorts! And, isn’t that what almost all tourists expect to wear when they travel to warm countries? But, we are not tourists; we are visitors and visitors have respect for the local culture. Women of a certain age in some countries, sometimes any age over puberty, rarely wear shorts in public. … Continue reading Why We Don’t wear Shorts while Traveling

Choosing to be Happy is Work

How often do you hear this psychobable phrase, “You CHOOSE to be happy!” like all you have to do is decide to have a good attitude and think positive thoughts and you will automatically be happy, no matter what the circumtances. What rot! Choosing to be happy requires choosing a lot of stuff that will then MAKE us happy! ┬áI don’t mean buying happiness with … Continue reading Choosing to be Happy is Work

Why it is Important to Respect Cultures When Traveling

Ten young British travelers disrobed on the top of a mountain in Malaysia because they thought it was cool and funny. Well, until some of them got arrested for indecent exposure and might spend three months in jail. The British tabloids are going nuts, many mocking the charges against the youths as ridiculous and extreme. And one of the young men is Tweeting┬áinsults at the … Continue reading Why it is Important to Respect Cultures When Traveling

Older Women, Cheap Travel is heading to Mexico! (October 25 – November 4, 2016)

Woo Hoo! I love Mexico and I want you ladies to see it in the most vibrant way possible! Many people only think of Mexico as a beach like Cancun, full of young American partiers drinking up a storm! Or they think Mexico is just violent drug gangs shooting down the tourists (I have NEVER heard one news story of a tourist being killed by … Continue reading Older Women, Cheap Travel is heading to Mexico! (October 25 – November 4, 2016)

Welcome to Profiler Pat Brown’s Older Women, Cheap Travel Adventure Tours

If you are like me, you have Googled “Older Women” “Cheap Travel” and come up with nothing useful. What you see are lots of trips that cost about $300/day and if you don’t have anyone to travel with (which is why you want a group to begin with) you also have to pay a big surcharge for occupying a room by yourself. Or you may … Continue reading Welcome to Profiler Pat Brown’s Older Women, Cheap Travel Adventure Tours