We Have Exciting News! Come See Our New Video for Adventures of Empty Nesters

A new video for Adventures of Empty Nesters.

A New Video for Adventures of Empty Nesters!

I am very excited to announce that we have just finished a new video for Adventures of Empty Nesters. We wanted to convey to our audience just what we are all about! We partnered with Clint Simone (our very talented nephew) as he filmed, directed and produced this pretty snappy video.

Clint’s vision was to show what it is really like in the “Empty Nest” and how embracing Life 2.0 is the best way to find adventure at this time in our lives. Our kids are grown and flown from the nest and now it’s our turn. It is time to determine what we want to do next and how we will go about it.

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5 Excellent Reasons to Travel

A young monk welcomed us to Myanmar.
A young monk welcoming us to Myanmar.

This post is written by Tam Warner Minton of the super awesome blog: TravelswithTam

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too.  Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett

Yesterday I wanted to meet a friend for lunch, but my car was in the shop. I called Uber and was quickly picked up by a friendly and delightful driver from Guinea, Africa. We began to talk about Guinea’s location, and he was overjoyed when he discovered that I had actually traveled to Africa and visited several countries there. A story emerged which highlighted, perfectly, why we should all travel. The driver worked on the morning of his daughter’s wedding, and he drove that day in the suit he was going to wear at the event. One of his clients asked him who it was that taught him how to put on a suit. You have to admit, that is a rather odd question. (The inference being, of course, that someone “civilized” had to have explained to him how to wear a suit). The driver, who speaks clear English and has been in the USA for almost 30 years, admitted he was very angry about it. People in America, he said, do not travel often enough, and have no idea about the cultures of other places. I agreed.

Since my discussion with him, I have done a little research, and yes, it is true that the vast majority of Americans have never traveled out of the country. I have had people tell me they are not interested in going to other places because America is the “best”. I’m not going to argue about patriotism, but my question is, how do you know? If you have never been to another country, how can you know what is “best”? And does everything have to be rated as good, better and best? Can’t it just be different?  I realize that not everyone wants to travel, but there is no question that it provides invaluable experiences and insight to the traveler and to the people the traveler knows or meets. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” I agree, St Augustine, I agree.

There are over 40,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand! Bangkok is a city filled with wonder.
There are over 40,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand! Bangkok is a city filled with wonder. My daughter and I were both blessed by the monks of The Golden Buddha Monastery while we were there.

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Find Adventure luggage tags are all the rage!

We are having lots of fun with the new Find Adventure Luggage tags. The goal is to spread the #findadventure spirit wherever you go! They make it easy to spot your black bags at the airport… This was my bag at the Seattle Airport   I hope you will join the other adventurers who have …

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Introducing…Find Adventure Luggage Tags!

Find Adventure Luggage Tags! Yes! It’s our turn to do what we want, when we want to do it. Let’s start a movement and encourage creative, out of the box thinking and allow today to be the beginning of a new adventure. I have even named a hashtag after this idea ~ #findadventure. Not only …

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Sailing School: Tortola, British Virgin Islands!

Let us give a warm welcome to return Guest Adventurer, Laura, a self-proclaimed beach bum, who created the very fun blog Coast of Illinois. She shares her good natured personality through her humorous stories from her recent adventure at sailing school in Tortola. Sounds like a whole lotta fun to me! Sailing School ~ For those of you who are new here, …

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Lions and Lions, Oh My! Spectacular photos by Tam

These photos were taken by Tam Warner Minton, a returning Guest Adventurer, who writes a fantastic travel blog called Travels with Tam. She truly defines the word adventurer. My “adventures” aren’t even in her league and that is the beautiful thing about having other contributors on this blog. We get to read and enjoy many types of experiences! These photos …

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The find adventure movement is starting to catch fire!

Find Adventure! Just a few weeks ago I suggested starting a movement called #findadventure. For this activity we hope to encourage creative, out-of-the-box thinking and allow today be the beginning of a new adventure. This activity comes equipped with a hashtag and a brand new sticker called #findadventure. We define “adventure” as anything you find adventurous …

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