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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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6 Tips to Make Traveling Easier Traveling is challenging enough with all one has to think about – getting the best price on airline tickets, arranging for lodging reservations, and being sure your passport is up-to-date with no expiration in the next 6 months. Who will watch your home, pets and garden while you are away? Then there’s packing...

50plus Expeditions is an adventure travel company specializing in active trips to exotic destinations for travelers 50 and over.

100 Best Places to Visit in the World Want to take a trip but don't know where to go? Check out this blog post for 100 suggestions, with tips on how to get there, why you might want to go, and other miscellaneous useful information.  

Adventure Aaron Aaron Carotta had his beginnings through a life changing event, diagnosed with cancer in 2008, at the age of 30. Author of the book, The Four Hour Work Week, he now does adventure TV episodes among other things!

To Africa Tours is a boutique company specializing in leisure travel to Eastern and Southern Africa and the Islands of the Indian Ocean - Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar. A team of professionals will will help you plan family travel, honeymoons, golfing and spa trips "spafaris", wine and culinary tours, and cultural excursions. See their map of destinations here.

American Profile is an exciting site for those who love America, her spirit, her history and her vast choices for travel destinations. Want to plan a vacation around historical people? Or perhaps you'd like to attend any of the countless festivals around America that celebrate her. Get recipes, follow the latest celebrity news, or write about your own home town. Fun site.

Air Asia The world's best low cost airline for trips throughout Asia, the United Kingdom, Philippines, Australia.

Airtreks Around the World & International Airfare Experts. Custom Trips.   

The Air DB  collects information about airport, airlines, and connections world wide. Want to know about a specific airline carrier and where they might fly? Want to find out what their individual websites are?  click here. If you are looking for airlines that service North America including Mexico, click here. South America? click here. Asia? click here. Europe? click here. Africa? click here.  


Americans Abroad Connecting the world, making new friends around the globe. Here's a way to connect with other Americans living or visiting abroad who, like you, are looking for someone to go to a museum with, or to talk politics or have dinner or a drink with. Or for your kids to have a playdate with. Skype a new friend on the other side of the globe!

Answers for Travel Questions has flight information and utilizes search engines to answer questions you may have on any subject regarding travel - even how to find a dentist in Mexico.  If they don't have your answer in their data base, if you give them your email address, they will reply to you within 72 hours.

Ask The Dutch Guy Blog  Information about travel through the Netherlands.    

Baby Boomer Travel Experts Reveal Their 3 Favorite Places to Travel Top Baby Boomer travel experts were asked "If you could only travel to 3 places in your lifetime, what would be your 3 favorite places?"  

Backpacking Spirit  Tips, supplies, destinations, travel gear, interviews. 

The Benefits of Globe Trotting Globe Trotting is also known as slow travel - and in our case, very slow travel. Wanderlust is in our blood. We enjoy learning about and experiencing uniquely unusual locations around the globe. We prefer experiences over stuff, and it is one of the reasons we travel. Several more are listed in this article.   

The Best Beach Find the best beaches around the world, beach reviews, beach tips, beach gifts, beach activities and safety tips. If you love the beach, start here.

Boatbound Rent everything from from kayaks to yachts on this site, which pre-screens renters. The ultimate travel hacks and tips.  

Boomeropia An online travel resource for Boomers.  

Boots n All is a travel community with guides, current deals on airfares, forums for info, insight and tips, round-the-world travel, hostels, and more. 

Catch 22  is the one stop shop for all your online travel accessories, travel security products, outdoor gear and camping equipment. 20 years experience in Adventure Travel and the Outdoors, Catch 22 offers travel products, tips, links, and advice to help anyone leaving for that adventure of a lifetime or a long weekend camping.

CDC Vaccinations- THE place to check what immunizations are needed for your destination.

Chapala and Mexico Travel Information Find out about living Lakeside from our own recommendations. Forums, weather, real estate, restaurants, activities, medical information and more.

Cheapflights  How to find Senior airfare discounts.

Clever Travel Companion How do you keep your valuables safe, no matter where you go or what you do? The Clever Travel Companion makes antitheft products that help travelers keep their belongings safe at all times and ensures a fun and safe trip, no matter where you go.   

Columbia Sportswear- Outdoor wear and travel gear that is multipurpose, comfortable and rugged. They offer a discount if you sign up as a member.

The Dropout Diaries Barbara is a double drop-out who is researching lifestyle design, location independence and digital nomadism.  

Elderhostel/Road Scholar Discover more than 8,000 learning adventures in all 50 states and more than 90 countries abroad. Road Scholar has been a leader in educational travel since 1975 and offers in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning experiences for almost every interest and ability. History, culture, nature, music, outdoor activities such as walking and biking, individual skills, crafts, study cruises - enjoy these and many more travel opportunities with Road Scholar.

Boats on the shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Boats on the shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

ElderTrav is an information resource on senior alternative vacations as well as a listing of companies that offer senior adventure travel throughout the world. Domestic and international travel.

ElderTreks offers active, off the beaten track, small group exotic adventures by land or sea for travelers 50 plus. Use your frequent flier points, stop en route, fly business class, arrive a few days early, or extend your stay. Personalized flight itineraries to suit your needs.

Essential Guidelines for Travelers Keeping your essential personal and finance information safe while on the road should be at the top of your list. Losing your passport or credit card while traveling means you are in for some serious inconvenience.   

Everything About Travel Do you want to know how to travel really cheap? How to travel overseas safely? Fly for less than the cheapest online fares? Live out of a day pack for a month? Hide documents and money when overseas? This site has information you won't find elsewhere.

Families Go Travel makes planning family vacations less exhausting by providing all the information you might need.  

Family on Bikes is an adventure blog about a family touring the world on bicycles. Talk about out of the box! They write about dangers on the road, how they afford to live this dream and how they educate their two boys while living in country after country.

FlightFox Have an unusual combination of destination cities for your travels? Not satisfied with the cost of flight fares? Use a crowd of Flight Experts to compete to find you the best flights. Guaranteed lowest prices for international and multi-city flights.

Flyer Talk is the world's most popular frequent flyer community! Check out the forum page to learn about travel products, travel technology, frequent flyer programs and travel news.

Focus on Mexico Focusing on the Lake Chapala area, you can take a look at cost of living information, get your questions about health care answered, find out about immigration, legal matters and more.

Fodor's Travel Talk Want to find about a country where you have never been? Try the travel forums at Fodor's Travel Talk to get useful information from those who have been there.

Frommers Travel Guide, Forum Like to travel? Senior but young at heart? Want ideas? Join the forum, read trip suggestions.  

Gas Buddy- a phone app that gives you the cheapest pricing for all gas stations near your GPS coordinates. It’s Free.

Global Finance  World's Safest Countries - Some nations experience earthquakes and hurricanes frequently, others have high crime or protracted wars—which countries are safest? Global Finance has answers.

Google Street View- a wonderful tool for getting a 360’ street view of a neighborhood, community, landmark etc. A great tool when planning drives on questionable roads.

Grownup Travels Information and inspiration for travelers, aged 45+. The best souvenirs are stories.    

Healthy Travel  Dr Jolie Bookspan is a scientific researcher in human physiology. She studies how the body works in normal conditions, and how it works in extremes of being hot or cold, being in space, on a mountaintop, or underwater, during exercise, when injured, and other conditions. For healthy travel tips from how to prevent 'traveler's belly' to how to prevent back pain when backpacking, check out her site!

Hiking the El Camino Trail When we discovered our friends, Kathy and Jim McLeod were going to walk this trail, we couldn't wait to hear more about it from a personal experience point of view. Enjoy their comments and discoveries in this pictorial.  

Hooked on Adventure At nineteen years of age, it was the trip of my lifetime. One of my very first travel adventures was in the early 70s when I went cross country as a passenger on a motorcycle. My parents were probably terrified for me, but my boyfriend was a good driver, gasoline was $0.29 a gallon, I had $400 in cash and a plastic coat. What could go wrong? 

How Travel Prepares You for the Unexpected  Travel is often dealing with the unknown, and things can change quickly. There really isn’t any “normal,” only adjusting to what is, and having a plan in, out, or around.

Gorgeous rushing turquoise water in New Zealand

Gorgeous rushing turquoise water in New Zealand

Just a backpack and a rollie Explore. Simplify. Find joy. Radically thinking their retirement.   

Kayak allows you to choose from which site to purchase your travel tickets - through an online travel agency or consolidator such as Orbitz or Kayak's search engine can find all kinds of travel products– from flights and hotels to rental cars and cruises.

Let's Go Travel Guides Travel, study, work, play. Maps available also.

The Lonely Planet  Newsletter, travel forums, travel stories, volunteer opportunities. How do you know if you would like to see a particular country? Check it out here first.

Lightweight Luggage Links The advantages of traveling light present themselves more and more. Whether you want to save money on extra luggage fees from the airlines or simply are tired of lugging the weight around, these links will point you in the right direction.

Make the Most of Feasting Internationally 12 tips on eating well while traveling and still stay on a budget.

Mailbox - Need a Mailing Address in the U.S.? Try This! - The best prices in the industry, three plans from which to choose. View your mail online from anywhere in the world or have them send you the physical mail to any address you choose.

Meal Sharing The site offers the chance to get a dinner invitation from locals in 425-plus cities.

Mobissimo Travel The world's most comprehensive travel search engine. Searches over 140 travel sites to get the travel information, airline tickets, hotels, cars, cruises and the prices you want. Search by destination or activity. Free newsletter.

More Time to Travel Advice on travel after 50. Cruises, hotels and spas, food and wine, tips.   

Must-See Places in Mexico Mexico is a huge country and it's hard to know where to go if you only have a limited time to visit this nation. Some people prefer the beaches, some might want to take advantage of the culture, history and international restaurants, and others could consider emigrating to spend their retirement years there. Below are must-see towns and cities along with useful notes to help you get an idea of what Mexico offers.

OAT Travel  Overseas Adventure Travel - you can discover the world in a small group on either land or sea.  Small groups allow for more intimate, and authentic, encounters with local life—and provide a level of spontaneity and camaraderie that simply isn’t possible in larger groups. 

Online Maps offers current maps of the world, maps of current and general interest, topographic, historic and more. Route planning sites, City, State, County and weather maps. Worth spending some time here.

Otts World Off the beaten path travel destinations, and life experiences of a single female world wanderer.

Packing Light Whether you are looking for luggage, wrinkle-free clothing, accessories or learn how to pack light check out these links.

Packing Like a Nomad Picking the right suitcase, hand luggage, getting to your frequently used stuff and protecting your stuff.  


Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides See more, spend less! Guides for cities and countries. Worth your time to view.

Pink Pajama Traveling Club is a luxury travel club, exclusively for women.  Our members are looking for special travel experiences, including great itineraries, beautiful accommodations, terrific cuisine, fun fellowship, and safe and attentive customer service.

Rand McNally Travel Store a famous map and travel brand where you will find all the specialty items.

Raising Miro on the road of life. A travel blog about a single mom and her son. They chronicle their adventures as they travel the world together. 

Repositioning cruises might journey to uncommon and even exotic ports of call as a cruise ship relocates to a new region. They are available most months of the year and include itineraries such as Alaska to Hawaii, Alaska to the Mexican Riviera and transatlantic sailings between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Some sailings transit the Panama Canal.  

Responsible Travel helps you find holiday packages where you can travel like a local, no matter if you are surfing, diving, bird watching, cycling or getting involved with an archeological dig. 

A Mayan woman and Billy pose for a photo in Panajachel, Guatemala

A Mayan native wrapped Billy's head in a scarf for this photo

Retirement Relocation  Our own site which gives you dozens of links to Expat forums, Expat sites, how to find your perfect spot and more.

Retirement Visa for an EU Country Q&A with a Reader and some resources.  

Rick Steves Through the Back Door For 30 years Rick Steves has taught smart European travel. Tours, travel store, website, Rick on the radio, Rick on TV, guidebooks, free podcasts, free newsletter. Travel Tips: Phone and Technology  

Rome on Foot is an video ebook like you have never seen before. Describing six walking tours of Rome, this video ebook has 36 short movies, 350 color photos and 600 pages of text. Direct emails and websites for over 1100 hotels in many of Europe's main cities. Take a look at their travel videos of Europe here.

The Rough Guides publish guides to hundreds of worldwide destinations, as well as benchmark books on diverse subjects, from Ethical Living to iPods and Opera. Browse them online and check them out!  

SafeAround Designed and thought for travellers, SafeAround has gathered data from numerous sources in order to give each country and city a safety rating.   

Schengen Visa Info A blog post from Nomadic Mike on How to (Legally) Stay in Europe for more than 90 Days. Detailed and clear with useful information.   

Seat Guru will help you find the best seat before you fly with a list of airline amenities, and flight information. They will also help you to find cheap flights.

Senior Travel Discounts - The SimpleDollar Ultimate Guide How to save money on hotels, flights, car rentals, sightseeing & more!  

Sixty and Me  Women over 60 are known for having a spirit of adventure. If you’ve wanted to travel and explore new countries, take an adventure tour, go on a Caribbean or Mediterranean cruise, relax with a yoga retreat, or even just see more of the attractions in the region where you live, now is a great opportunity to make your travel dreams a reality.  

Skyscanner Flights, Hotels, Car Rentals, travel warnings, map of the world price lists.   

Smarter Travel for Seniors If you are on the go and prefer a mainstream travel theme with tempting deals on heavily discounted transportation, sign up for the free Senior Travel E-Newsletter.

Spinlister This site matches travelers looking to rent bicycles, skis and snowboards with owners willing to rent theirs.

Stickman's Guide to Bangkok  Everything you need to know about living and working in Bangkok including accommodation, employment, medical care, the internet, mobile phones, Thai people, teaching English, traveling, dealing with the police and general advice for those planning to stay longer than a holiday.

Stride Travel Uncover and compare the best guided tours and adventure trips. Guided tours, small ship cruises, and vacation packages from hundreds of tour operators and cruise lines. Pick your perfect trip in just one click with real reviews, expert advice, and clear inclusive prices.  

Swiss Luggage Find the perfect luggage for your style of travel. Computer bags, backpacks, rollies, adventure travel and standard styles.

Senior Whether it is Senior Travel basics, bargains, safety issues, domestic or international travel, you will find helpful information for you on this site.

Thailand Travel Guide, Virtual Tourist  Tips, photos, packing lists, transportation, local customs, hotels.

Travel After 55 The purpose of this website is to encourage middle aged and senior people to travel after 55.  

Traveling Mailbox View your postal mail online anywhere in the world with an online postal mailbox. Receive your mail and parcels anywhere in the world with our mail forwarding options. Open and scan, forward, or shred. - Securely view your mail online anywhere!  

Travel Link Sites Travel bloggers share travel destinations and secrets.

The Quinta Real Hotel and Restaurant in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Quinta Real Hotel and Restaurant in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Pacific Coast of Mexico is a collection of information on Mexico that relies heavily on travelers themselves. The information contained here presents the pros and cons of life in Mexico. Here's their index page.

Third Age Tours Fully escorted small group tours of New Zealand and overseas.

Travelfish Backpacking travel guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore. According to Lonely Planet, Travelfish is: "The most consistently updated website for independent travelers to Southeast Asia". Gear, plan, pack, trips and tips.

Travel Language Guides by World Nomads Learn basic travel phrases in 25 different languages including Spanish, German, Dutch, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Swahili & Nepali. FREE downloads for iPhones and MP3s. MSNBC recently rated the language guide series the #1 freebie language App for iPhones.

Travel Shoppe Ltd., Part. 2/2 Chaiyapoom Rd., Thapae Gate, Chiangmai , 50300 Tel : 053 : 874280 , 874091 , 232352 Fax : 053 : 232300 Email : Although there are many to choose from, we have had great service and communication with Travel Shoppe. They are a travel agency established in Chiangmai for nearly 20 years and providing air tickets for both domestic and international flights. They specialize in worldwide air fares to worldwide. Free consulting for travel arrangements. Ask for Pidet, and tell him we sent you!

Travelzoo The Travelzoo Top 20 is the definitive list of the week’s best travel deals. Every week, their team researches, evaluates and recommends hundreds of airfare, hotel, vacation package, cruise and rental car deals. Only the most competitive make the Top 20. The Test Booking Center confirms the accuracy and availability of every deal before the list goes out. Hotel specials, vacation specials, cruises, shows, events, airfares.

A man taking a break at a Plazita in Guanajuato, Mexico

A man taking a break at a Plazita in Guanajuato, Mexico

The Truth About Mexico News headlines about Mexico have you scared? Those actually living in Mexico see a massive disconnect between what is being reported in the news about Mexico, and what they see when they look out their windows. Features, Quick Takes, and reports by State.

USA XO Tours, Inc., 7901-M Pioneer Blvd., Artesia, CA 90701, Tele: 562-262-0986 office, Tele: 562-262-0981 fax, 714-350-8159 cell. Email Stephanie at We have used Stephanie Shen as our travel agent for our international flights to Asia since we began visiting Thailand. She gives us great prices and service. We highly recommend her to you.

Vacations To Go If you like to cruise but not pay full price, you might find this site helpful. There are River Cruises, African Safaris, Single Cruises, Theme Cruises, Family Cruises, World Cruises, Luxury Cruises and more.

What Is Overlanding?  Overlanding gives you an opportunity to explore the world and learn from it. But what is it? You will get its history, the lifestyle, and the very basics that you need to know from this site.

Walking the World offers domestic and international walking tours for those who are 50 plus. Experience a country's natural beauty and culture first hand.

Wave Journey Women's adventures, vacations and experiences. 

What to Do with Mail on Long-term Travel? Betweenyour automatic payments and your online check writing ability, you can manage just about anything.

Which Budget offers flights for every budget with NO fees and NO commissions! Search cheap flights from 260 airlines, 203 countries, 1,632 airports.

Wise Bread Living large on a small budget. 

Women Travel the World Around the world women are offering accommodation in B&Bs, Lodges, Hotels, and Pensions. Get involved in a local community by doing work in exchange for lodging.

World Nomads Travel insurance, recommended by Lonely Planet. Available to people from over 150 countries, designed for adventurous travelers, cover for medical, evacuation, baggage and activities. Learn basic travel phrases in 25 different languages including Spanish, German, Dutch, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Swahili and Nepali. Get their free language guides here.

Worldschool Adventures setting up a lifestyle where the family can travel - and be educated - together with the world as their teacher.    

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

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