I have been an expat for most of my life. Born in Louisiana, I was raised in Puerto Rico from the age of 4. As an adult, I traveled to nearly every inhabited island in the Caribbean and many of the uninhabited ones too. I lived in St. Maarten for 2 years. Chile was my home during a stint with the Peace Corps at 50 years old. I’ve lived and operated a language school in Mexico for 12 years.
Currently, my wife and I live in Quebec, Canada for 6 months and either pass the other 6 months at our place in Zihuatanejo, Mexico or travel. Last year we explored Vietnam from the Border with China near Bac Ha to the southernmost island of Phu Coq. Laos was next, from the 4,000 islands (see the story on the most relaxing place on earth in one of my first blogs.) to Vintiane, Luang Prabang and a 2day trip on a Mekong River boat to Thailand. Thailand gave us some of the best beaches as well as the worst, most claustrophobic town I’ve visited (future blogs will cover these). The fascinating country of Malaysia rounded out our trip. In total, I’ve lived in 6 different countries and traveled to 46 others. Next year, 2021, may see us in West Africa, pandemics permitting.
There’s so much world to see! At 77 years old, time seems short to cover it all. I’m reminded that the author C. S. Lewis said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” I Invite you to join my wife, Marie and I on our adventures. The lesson is: If we can do it, so can you! My blogs will cover how to stuff as well as stories about our travels. While most of it is for medium to low range budgets we sprinkle in the occasional high end hotel and excursion because from time to time you need to treat yourself.
I expect to post new blogs weekly on Wednesdays. You can also find updates on Facebook and Twitter. I welcome your comments and suggestions (see our contact information).