Monthly Archives: July 2019

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 6 – Amazon Jungle

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 6 – Amazon Jungle

Waited your whole life to visit one of the most important natural wonders on earth? Read on to discover how luxurious and comfortable your visit to the Amazon wilds of South America can be. Luxury Amazon jungle tours tend to sell themselves to retirees looking for that one special South America experience on which to […]

What I’ve Learned About Angora Rabbits

What I’ve Learned About Angora Rabbits

Several years ago at the Autumn Fiber Festival, I acquired my first Angora rabbit, a French Angora rabbit that we named Fitzgerald. I had thought Angora rabbits would be a nice addition to our farm. After all, we have a herd of alpacas, and three Angora goats (more on them later), and I love working […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 5 – Galapagos Islands

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 5 – Galapagos Islands

Take your retirement bucket-list journey to a whole other level when you experience the most spellbinding, wildlife-enriched islands on earth. Anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to cruise the Galapagos islands will attest to their awe-inspiring magnificence. They would also all agree that even just a single day spent exploring these wildlife-brimming isles is better […]

15 lessons in 15 years: Co-founders of Chimu Adventures, Greg Carter and Chad Carey, reflect on what inspired them and what they have learnt.

15 lessons in 15 years: Co-founders of Chimu Adventures, Greg Carter and Chad Carey, reflect on what inspired them and what they have learnt.

June 2003, London. The sun is shining and there is that air of freedom and potential which rides on the (sometimes) stifling heat of summer in the capital. Australian travel friends, Greg Carter and Chad Carey, are living in the big smoke – as young Aussies do.  A trained history teacher and engineer respectively, they […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 4 – Chiloé Island

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 4 – Chiloé Island

One of the remotest corners in the remotest region in all of South America – Patagonia’s Chiloé Islands are a world set apart, begging to be visited on longer itineraries Chiloé is like the epitome needle in a haystack: chances of stumbling upon it by pure chance are virtually nil. You need to make some […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys #3 – Belmond Explorer Train Journey Through Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru

Take an unforgettable luxury train ride through the cloud-shrouded Andean peaks of Peru – a most fitting inclusion for your South America retirement bucket-list tour There’s something utterly romantic about travelling through Peru on a classic, luxuriously appointed train. Belmond, renowned purveyors of exquisite rail journeys the world over, have introduced their little bit of […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Sweet Stripes Alpaca Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern – Sweet Stripes Alpaca Baby Blanket

I’ve been in the mood to make baby blankets lately … don’t ask me why. I don’t know anyone that’s expecting a baby and I certainly am way past those years. Maybe it’s because it took so long to warm up here in Ohio, and I haven’t minded having my lap covered with a warm […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 2 – Patagonia Outdoor Activities

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 2 – Patagonia Outdoor Activities

The true land of fire and ice, Patagonia is the wild southern region of South America, an area so extensive and brimming with so many outdoor activities that it is tailor-made for retirement bucket-list journeys. Patagonia is the southernmost region of South America, widely considered the wildest and most exquisitely dramatic region in the entire […]