An article I wrote for Intrepid Travel has recently been published in The Journal, by Intrepid Travel.
I think there is an urban myth that old people should stay quietly at home, take care of the grandchildren, and wait to die. Conventional wisdom is that we’re too old and worn out to try new things, to be active, or to, shock, horror, travel! Society tells us this in more or less subtle ways, and we also tell it to ourselves and each other, complaining about our aches and pains, our stiff joints.
My article is about how travel might be a little different where you’re older, and why you should do it anyway.
Hop on over to Intrepid and have a read.
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