I confess. I ate camel hump. Yes, I am a vegetarian and I don’t really think it is nice to eat the hump of a camel. But, there I was in Beijing with my daughter and camel hump was on the menu. I just had to order it, if only to be able to say… “So, how’s your camel hump?” and “Yesterday, while I was … Continue reading So, How’s Your Camel Hump?
I was traveling on a chicken bus in Guatemala, when I saw this young man…probably about twenty years old….running up and down the aisle in a panic. It seemed he realized he was on the wrong bus…heading north instead of south. Then, he reached up into the overhead rack, grabbed his backpack and started a desperate conversation with the driver….mostly English with a few Spanish … Continue reading How Not to Panic While Traveling
I love hot weather, love it! Never had any worries about overheating and dehydrating…until I went to the US Golf Open on a beautiful 75 degree day. I was only there about 45 minutes, standing at the 14th hole, watching the golfers putt. The sun was brilliant but it wasn’t all that hot out. The crowd surged around me and I was unable to move … Continue reading Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Don’t Let it Happen to You!
Well, any way they like! But, seriously, I have had this question asked about our trips; since we are older women, exactly what do I mean when I say “women going on the trip need to be able to walk a reasonable distance?” How far? How fast? How often? I understand the reservation some women might have in trying to decide if one of our … Continue reading How Older Women Should Walk!
The Traveling Crone! I just love the name of this blog and the fantastic stories and information about traveling solo as older woman. Check it out! Let me know what you think. The Traveling Crone Learn more about our upcoming trip to Nicaragua in January 2016! Learn more about all our trips, how we travel, and how little it costs at Older Women, Cheap Travel! Continue reading The Traveling Crone: My Absolute Favorite Older Women Solo Traveler Blog!
The first time I ever traveled in country very unlike my own and without my parents and five star hotels, I went to West Africa, to Togo, with an anthropology class trip with my professor. This was the first time I experienced a rougher style of travel where comfort was not a part of the itinerary. We stayed in a local village which had its … Continue reading The Girl Who Taught Me How To Travel!
Someone asked me the other day at my Older Women, Cheap Travel Meetup, over delicious pupusas at an El Salvadorean restaurant (Los Chorros in Wheaton, Maryland….check it out….really nice place with great drinks and wonderful waitstaff), why I didn’t call my company Senior Women, Budget Travel? She thought the words “older” and “cheap” were kind of degrading. I had to laugh because this had never … Continue reading Senior Women, Budget Travel