We are empty-nesters relishing the time we have now for travel adventures. We love wildlife, photography, and active travel on bike or on foot. We sprinkle in a bit of luxury travel when we’re able to and feel it’s really worth it.

We enjoy researching a trip as much as we do the journey itself. But despite the planning, we know that the most important items on our packing list are flexibility and a sense of humor. We’re sharing what we’ve learned about travel in retirement in the hope to inspire you to achieve your bucket list dreams.

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  • camel in front of pyramids
  • white church against blue Mediterranean in Santorini
  • elephants on serengeti

Trips of a Lifetime

Bucket List travel destinations and experiences.

Special Interest Travel

Active adventures, UNESCO sites, cycling, food, wine, and photography

Check out our latest posts!

Focus East African Safari: photos to inspire from Kenya and Tanzania

Elephants on the savanna in Kenya East Africa safari

Pacific Northwest Family Road Trip

Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park

Featured Destination –

European Luxury Travel

We’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Europe many times, but there’s still so much more we want to see and explore!

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Plymouth at 400: a local’s guide to the perfect weekend

And our follow-up for families!: Best Things to Do in Plymouth With Kids

Travel in Your 60s: a collaboration of Bucket List destinations for empty-nesters

Retirement bucket list adventure travel ideas

Ethical Tourism: visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.

Sheldrick orphanage elephant babies