We are many things: a psychologist and an attorney; a grandmother and a grandfather; inter-racial, inter-ethnic, inter-religious and intertwined through our love of travel, of the outdoors, of adventure and of not always choosing the path most traveled. We are not young but are young at heart. We are, like many of our generation, traditional yet not conforming. And we are approaching our final days in the workforce before packing up our belongings for storage, setting out in our new Frontier for our new frontier: a year or more of driving, camping and exploring the US en route to our retirement life in Panama, Central America.
Boots (hiking) and Coffee are our travel essentials. Bubbe (Yiddish for Grandma) and Abuelo (Spanish for Grandpa) are who we are to our grand kids. Soon, we will become Overlanders (a term we didn’t even know existed until a couple of months ago), on a travel adventure in our Nissan Frontier.
We have been inspired by so many: expats in Panama and elsewhere in Central America, Overlanders traveling the Pan American Highway and elsewhere, house-sitters and wanderlusters who have energized us and galvanized within us a love for traveling by road, exploring the the sights and experiences along the way, and for embracing the journey as much as the destination. Their blogs and posts and stories continue to provide invaluable resources, insights, excitement and inspiration for our travels.
Yet we bring something different to the table due to our age, our unique combination of cultural backgrounds and our plans and goals so we hope that we will add to the richness of the tapestry of travel blogs by sharing perspective and experience from the other side of 50 (ish).
Come with us on this journey.