Interviews and Guest Posts

We’ve been lucky enough to be the subject of interviews, and to have been asked to write guest posts and articles for other blogs. Here is where you can find them:

INTERVIEWS:

Travelling Book Junkie interviewed us about our travel style and preferences: Travellers Insights: Alison and Don

Matt Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt interviewed us about about shedding almost all our possessions and becoming intentionally-homeless nomads later in life: How This 70-year-old Couple Bucked Convention to Travel the World

Carol from Vira Volta, a Brazilian magazine, also interviewed us about choosing this lifestyle at our ages: O que esse casal aprendeu após vender sua casa aos 70 anos para viajar o mundo? It’s in Portuguese of course, but you’ll find a translation in this post.

Marko Krist of Xray Cat Travels interviewed us about our lifestyle, travel preferences, and overcoming obstacles along the way: Travel Bloggers Alison and Don

Cheri Lucas Rowlands, a WordPress Editor, interviewed us and two other couples for WordPress Discover about being blogging nomads. Blogging Nomads: On Wanderlust and Shared Journeys

HuffPost Live interviewed us about travelling when older:
https://alisonanddon.com/2015/07/24/huff-post-live-interview/

GUEST POSTS:

At Retirement and Good Living:

The Gift of Travel

Moving With Spirit

Naturally Beautiful Vancouver

Health and Medical Care While Travelling

For Nature and Wildlife Lovers – off the beaten path in Australia

A Journey Through Jordan

Beyond Beach Resorts and Tourist Towns – finding the real Mexico

At 5writers5novels5months:

Finding Time To Write

At My Travel Moment:

Press Credentials for the Big Festival

At The Travel Channel:

we were invited as travel experts to contribute to suggestions for the Best Retirement Getaways for 2015. Their slide show of eleven places includes two of our suggestions, and you will also find us on their Advisors page.

At Rarasaur

A sonder file: snail mail

At The Journal by Intrepid Travel:

Why the Best Travels of my Life Started After 50

The Magic of Cruising the Nile When You’ve Dreamed of it for 40 Years

Marko Krist at X-Ray Cat Travels wrote a piece about us. According to Marko we qualify as pure badassery!

Evelyn Helminen at Travelling Ev also wrote a piece about us in her Flashlight Friday series.

11 thoughts on “Interviews and Guest Posts”

  1. Great pictures. It;s like being there. Inspiring.

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  2. Hi Alison! I work for a tv and film production company in Toronto. I’m doing research for a project that we’re working on and would love to see if you and Don would be interested in sharing your story. If you’d like to discuss in more detail please send me an email. Thanks and happy travels!

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  3. Daniel Paull said:

    Hey Alison,

    I have just finished a survey on ageing thoughts and feelings which I thought you might be interested in. Let me know if you would like me to share the results with you 🙂 Keep up the great work.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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  4. Have just read your blog on Guatemala which we hope to visit next year if travel restrictions are lifted in time. We have already had one trip cancelled which was disappointing. The Indian article was familiar as we have in U.K. a program on retirement to India and This area was filmed. Most interesting. You certainly get around but you must have a lot of finance in order to travel this much as maintaining an apartment in Vancouver is not cheap to start with. Also note one area you have not visited or I cannot find is Tahitian islands, and Marquesas.

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    • Hello Jean. Nice to “meet” you. My husband was 68 and desperately needed to retire but we had a big debt and a mortgage. So we sold our home, our car and furniture, and sold or gave away almost everything else. We kept a small storage locker with files, camping gear, winter clothes and a few small precious mementos. We paid off the mortgage and other debts and used what was left to travel. We spent nearly 6 years homeless and nomadic. Three years ago we reestablished a home because I needed a hip replacement. By then we were both old enough to qualify for pensions and subsidized seniors rental housing. We still have some savings but basically live off our pensions. These days we travel for about 2 months every year.
      You can ask us anything you want to know.
      As you note we have not been to Marquesas or Tahiti though I visited Tahiti many years ago in my 20’s.
      Cheers, Alison

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  5. originalasalways said:

    I love seeing your amazing photos from your adventures and posts .You are inspiring.

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