Chapter 3. Travel: An Adventure for the Heart, Mind, and Soul

Introduction

Homer lost his wife of 60 years and was not sure how to cope. So shortly after his 77th birthday, he took a trip to Africa and met a new partner while riding an elephant. Sarah, at age 49, thought her partner was going to ask her to marry him. Instead, he told her she was letting herself go. So she hopped a plane to Costa Rica, had cosmetic surgery, went on a nude cruise, and danced with the captain—all in celebration of her 50th birthday. Barbara, a young widow at 61, didn’t want to just sit on a beach anymore—she wanted her travel to mean something. So she jumped at the chance to set up at a sewing school for young girls in Kenya.

These people are not alone; they are part ...

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