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

Backpacking Cougar

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

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

Feel the fear and do it anyway
travel
    often
travel light
solo
TRAVEL
take risks

March 1, 2019

I first noticed Alejandra poolside at the hotel in Colonial. You could tell she was a woman of substance just by looking at her. She was just lying in her swim suit under the umbrella in the 35 odd degrees watching the half dozen guests that were tanning themselves and...

February 21, 2019

I love the people you get to meet while traveling. The one thing that being a solo traveler for many years has taught me is that if you don’t engage with the people around you, your trip can be pretty miserable. Sharing is what makes it all so very worthwhile and wheth...

February 20, 2019

Often as you get older, you hear yourself saying things about the younger generation. “It wasn’t like that in our day”, “we would never have done that”, and ripping them to shreds when the occasion is called for.

Its no secret that I’m not fond of small people and babie...

February 19, 2019

Continued from yesterdays rantings of Its all shits and giggles!

When the door wouldn’t open on the toilet, Penny started to panic and laugh hysterically. I have learned on this trip particularly that this is her default reaction when when she is anxious or in an uncomf...

February 18, 2019

It’s been a rough 24 hours for the cougars in South America, but we are still laughing – or at least one of us is!

We flew from Salta which in  the north of Argentina to neighbouring  Uruguay yesterday morning via Buenos Aires. We chose to take the international flight...

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