Rethink the Trip
It is easy to look at travel as a time-based itinerary — a six days, seven nights kind of thing that can disappear in the rear view mirror soon after we get back home. But, done right, a trip can change the way you live. Whether it’s how to get the most out of educational and purpose-based trips, or how solo and multigenerational trips can strengthen your relationships once you’re home, “Rethink the Trip” is a virtual itinerary that helps you go on trips that can take you far beyond your destination.
Traveling the World, One Year at a Time.
Episode 2: Zero-SizingThe long-planned retirement dream my wife and I have patiently waited for is about to become reality: Traveling to a different country every year for the full year. Sounds exciting and even romantic, right? But actually making it happen quickly runs into some complications.
Barter on the High Seas
How to swap a skill for a stateroomIf you’re among the millions of people who cruise every year, you may have heard “Dr. Dave” Roberts speak about the Panama Canal, listened to Steve Friedman discuss the history of Broadway musicals, “waltzed” around the floor with Paul Jones during afternoon tea and post-dinner dancing, or heard Mary Jane Cryan lecture about Italy.
A Great Way to See the World
Dr. Mary Jane CryanYou can learn a lot from Mary Jane Cryan. Such as how to turn your expertise into free (or almost free) passage on a variety of cruise lines.
Living with Less is More
The freedom of choiceAfter my long-term relationship ended and I quickly had to come up with new living arrangements, I took a long hard look at my finances. I had committed a large amount of trust, and money, to the idea of building a life with my partner. We both lived in Canada and...
Traveling With Purpose
When the 'why' is as important as the 'where'In 2017, Zoe Mac quit her Santa Barbara job, gave up her apartment, and set out to see more of the world. A few months and one broken ankle later (not pet-related!), she found herself volunteering at a cat hotel in Sweden.
Closing the Gap
The long-term benefits of intergenerational travelHelen Pardoe, 62, of Greenwich, CT, remembers the first trip she and her three older children took with her mother, Mimi, then in her early 60s. The children were 4, 2 and 3 months old when they took a barge trip in the Alsace region of France.
Love Pets, Will Travel.
How to pet-sit your way through your Bucket ListIn 2017, Zoe Mac quit her Santa Barbara job, gave up her apartment, and set out to see more of the world. A few months and one broken ankle later (not pet-related!), she found herself volunteering at a cat hotel in Sweden.
Traveling Solo (But Not Single)
How to keep adventure, and your relationship, alive.Some people collect porcelain figurines. Others collect muscle cars. Me? I collect memories from bucket list adventures and have experienced most of them solo. Traveling solo is something I have done for well over two decades.
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