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Hey, 50+ bloggers out there!

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Am curious how many bloggers aged 50+ are on this website.
15 years ago, February 18th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #63368  
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Been enjoying the blogs on this site and turning green with envy on all those backpackers' stories. At 50+, I'm not confident I can travel without a fixed trip plan, lodging arrangements, etc. I know, it takes out much of the excitement......... though I am sure there are travelers of my age who still thoroughly enjoy backpacking. Just the same, there are many ways to enjoy traveling. One finds excitement in every adventure.

So I'm curious. And I look forward to reading up on blogs from adventurers in my "age range". Where are you guys? Reply to this

15 years ago, February 19th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #63500  
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Oh wow......seems like I'm the only old hag blogging here. Lol. Reply to this

15 years ago, February 19th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #63505  
Well, I'm nearly 50 - I'll turn 50 in a few months time and I still prefer backpacking without a fixed plan. Reply to this

15 years ago, February 19th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #63519  
You are not the only one more than fifty in here,but I am still so surprised at being over fifty that I dont think much about it.Sometimes I wander if I am a bit childish or wether things changed such a lot that being fifty nowadays is not what it was when my granny was fifty?!? Reply to this

15 years ago, February 20th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #63642  
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You are so right, carolina. Fifty is now the new 40! I don't think much about it myself, and that is not being childish.

Stuart, I have been reading up on your blogs. I plan to take it a few blogs at a time, so it will take a while before I finish up. You have been all over! Thanks for sharing........... Reply to this

15 years ago, February 22nd 2009 No: 6 Msg: #63751  
Hey Lili, You are our number one reader! And you know that we do follow the plan. Good planning gives us the confidence, yet we do enjoy being surprised along the way. All methods of travel are good. We are just happy to be part of this site, and reading the other bloggers entries about their backpacking adventures. Reply to this

15 years ago, February 22nd 2009 No: 7 Msg: #63774  
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Yup, I'm a travelblog junkie! Love reading up other people's blogs. I'm able to enjoy the backpacking adventures, albeit vicariously. And I get a lot of tips from those who travel like you, keith and pete. I'm heading for turkey and greece in 3 weeks and you bet I got everything planned out! But as you said, a few surprises won't hurt. Take care, everyone! Reply to this

15 years ago, February 22nd 2009 No: 8 Msg: #63780  
Hi, Lili, we are here [url=http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/howard-and-lisa/ !

Although I rarely think about it, I am now 60+

We journey with rather more luxury than backpackers, and (I am convinced) enjoy our travels no less.

TravelBlog is not just for backpackers. Many contributors certainly don't fall into that category. And, lets face it, many who travel that way are just dreaming of the day they can afford not to. I know I did.

Now I can. And I do.

Carpe diem
Howard Reply to this

15 years ago, February 23rd 2009 No: 9 Msg: #63813  
Hi Lili,
we are over 50 and having the time of our lives. Yes we back pack and we also have a bit of luxury along the way. Variety is the spice of life and it is a life that has not to be wasted. We are in the middle of planning our next big adventure, so watch out for more from us. You go girl, have as much fun as you can, because lets face it we are only on this earth once. So why not see and experience as much as you can of it. xxx Reply to this

15 years ago, February 23rd 2009 No: 10 Msg: #63822  
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My parents are over 50, my father over 60 and they travel extensively. However, they enjoy more of luxary while travelling. They have visited US, many countries in Europe, Africa and South East Asia. They are onto adventure sports and go trekking, mountain climbing and fishing. They dont put up their travel blogs as they are not too tech savvy. Ofcourse, all their trips are planned well in advance and their flights and hotels booked.

The simple choice is between being in your comfort zone vis-a-vis the initial hiccups in a new geography. Reply to this

15 years ago, February 23rd 2009 No: 11 Msg: #63856  
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Wow, I'm glad to hear from you guys. Will certainly visit your sites and pick up a few tips from people who enjoy traveling as much as I do. You're right, we should go and celebrate life! Reply to this

15 years ago, February 23rd 2009 No: 12 Msg: #63859  
Sorry, the link in my post yesterday was supposed to be: Howard and Lisa

I should preview my posts!

cheers
Howard Reply to this

15 years ago, February 24th 2009 No: 13 Msg: #63910  
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Yeah, you can count me as a 50+ blogger. All my recent blogs are about trips done after passing the magically 1/2 century. Hope to be able to post a couple when I am 80+, not that I am any hurry to get to that stage. Reply to this

15 years ago, February 28th 2009 No: 14 Msg: #64315  
lili,

hummm... i'm over 50 when i do the math but it just doesn't seem quite right... i met quite a few older travelers on my last trip out. there are lots, well, quite a few.

bill Reply to this

15 years ago, February 28th 2009 No: 15 Msg: #64337  
Well, lili, I'll confess I'm just a young pup at 37, but I'd like to think I'll still be taking big backpacking type trips at 50 (pending finances and a world not completely collapsing). If you're in reasonably good health I see little reason you can't do it at 50. What I bet you'll find if you go is once you "jump the cliff" and are in the situation you'll find a way to take care of yourself and be just fine enjoying.

Here is a story I remember from my last travels. In Boquete, Panama, I meet this couple that were in the 60's. They were a married couple that previously lived in Oregon on a very self-sufficient farm most of their earlier lives. When I say self-sufficient, it was to the point of collecting rain water, collecting their animal waste for manure/fertilizer, etc. while they held some basic jobs (wife was a teacher, husband a psychologist part-time). They saved their money scrupulously and invested it wisely. They reached a financial point where they could live off their investments, sell their farm to their son, and decided about 10-11 years ago to travel. They are doing the packpacking thing around the world and have been traveling since - with no current plans to stop as they're both still healthy and "waiting to get old". They travel back to the States on occasion to visit their family and friends here, but then hit the road soon enough. They had stories of being in India and other places (though they weren't so keen on India).

The point is this...I'm sure at 50 you could do it. Reply to this

15 years ago, March 1st 2009 No: 16 Msg: #64375  
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I bet I can...........still in relatively good health, with good walking legs, and certainly with a keen sense of adventure. Just got curious how others in my age range are doing their travels. Been reading up their blogs, and guess what...... our travels are certainly no less adventurous! Traveling the backpacking way, or traveling in style (read: with luxury) is a matter of choice , and of course finances. I am sure I'd be doing a lot of traveling for many years to come.........have a few lined up starting next month. Turkey, Greece, back to base (Manila), then China, Cambodia. Life is good! Cheers, Reply to this

15 years ago, March 18th 2009 No: 17 Msg: #66430  
My wife and I are in our middle 60s. 50 seems such a long time ago. The best is yet to come! 😊 Reply to this

15 years ago, March 21st 2009 No: 18 Msg: #66720  
90% of the tourists who come to Bhutan are all +50 Reply to this

14 years ago, May 6th 2009 No: 19 Msg: #72028  
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I have to keep reminding myself I'll be 52 this year and my husband 61. We've been shocking the family and doing unconventional trips for the past 15 years when we got married, quit our jobs and sailed off on our boat for four years. I wouldn't say we're backpackers, but we're not on the luxury travel circuit either. Travel is what keeps us young and stimulated!

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14 years ago, May 6th 2009 No: 20 Msg: #72041  
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Way to go, Nancy and Dennis! Travel has the same effect on most of us, I guess. The "euphoria" lasts for sometime ---- imagine having to read up and get ready for a trip, and then long after the trip, to reminisce andn even blog about it!

Tse Pal, hope to see you in Bhutan! Reply to this

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