Backpacking Cougar

             If I haven't been there's on my list!

55 and feeling the fear and doing it anyway...

Feel the fear and do it anyway
travel light
take risks

June 8, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting Governor Palin this morning in a hardware shop of all places -  I even managed to shake hands.  Willow is a blink if you miss it sort of place, alongside the main highway in Alaska, en-route to Denali National Park. The huge metropolis of...

June 6, 2017

It never really occurs to me how majorily wrong things can go travelling - they usually do in my case and generally I roll with the punches because short of deportation, most things you can fix with a cellphone, Wi-Fi, a credit card, and sense of reason. From most of m...

June 6, 2017

My time in Vancouver didn’t last long as I had always planned to spend the first week travelling around Alaska in the RV and it was really just a rendezvous point to meet up with my friend.   Knowing that I will return there next week after 8 days  in the” Wanderly Wag...

June 1, 2017

I tell everyone in my life when they are faced with having to make a decision, consider a response or remove the emotion from an argument to give it the 48 hour rule. If you sit on something for 48 hours you usually develop some clarity and can make a really good decis...

May 22, 2017

For someone who has traveled as much as I have it might be strange to confess to having a fear of flying. The truth is that it’s the turbulence and bad weather I fear and ultimately falling out of the sky. Like an athlete in preparation for a big event, my prep for goi...

May 5, 2017

Having a passport when you are a traveler is a bit like ensuring you have a will written up when you are in a rest home ! You never know when you are going to need it and sure as eggs if you let it lapse or muck about procrastinating that you will get around to getting...

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I love to travel and get out and about - time and finances permitting.  Most of my adventures these days are solo, with a backpack and on a budget - a far cry from the trips of years ago when I  used to  tell myself "money I have got, time I haven't!", as I swanned into some swanky four star plus establishment and ordered myself a tall G&T.

About Me

50 something, dreaming about living the dream......every day above the ground is a good one because you are a long time looking at the lid!

(C) Needagilrd