I am in my sixties and retired. In my former life I have had careers ranging from social worker to freelance researcher and consultant in the field of post-compulsory education and training. I got the travel bug about four years ago when I went to Argentina to visit a friend in Buenos Aires (made on a language exchange website) and then travelled a bit on my own in NW Argentina. My first travel blog relates to a solo three week trip in Colombia in 2015 and the entries in 2016 to a three and a half week stay in Brazil. This year, 2017, I am going back for a month to Buenos Aires, Uruguay and Brazil but will be staying/travelling with friends from these countries for just over half the time, so this will probably be a very different, but equally enjoyable, experience.
I hope that my blogs are useful to other older women thinking of striking out on their own. I am a reasonably proficient Spanish speaker - my husband and I own a flat in Galicia, in North West Spain - and I started learning Portuguese in 2015 - Galicia is very near the Portuguese border and, as well as Castilian (Spanish) they also speak Galician - which is a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese. I spend about five months a year in Galicia and the rest of the year I live in the UK, in the English Midlands. If you are interested you can catch some of my other writing, also in the name of Judy A, on HubPages, and in my own name on My Destination Galicia.