Looking out on the falling snow on a blustering 25 degree day, the Brazilian Rainforest seems a lifetime away although I just returned this week. The Cargo Freighter Straat Clements would not wait for us, and we were still over 1.100 Km’s away. Just outside Leonora we came across a town that looked like it had been hit by an Atomic Bomb. It was called Malcolm. Bits of huge machinery and house brick all over the place. A few of the more solid brick homes were still standing and we choose the best one to camp in for the night. Malcolm was going to be Australia’s largest gold mining town, and they even built a huge dam for its water supply, but the whole place closed down in 1940s. Today you find nothing there. All the bricks have been removed by locals to build new sheds or garages etc. Nothing to find on Google Maps either, only the old Malcolm Station. You can read more about Malcolm in my book, and see rare footage of a ghost town. Our next stop was Leonora. A rail link from Kalgoorlie opened in June 1902 and still operates today. Leonora became the largest center on the North Eastern Goldfields and by 1908 boasted 7 hotels, general stores, chemists, tailors and bakeries.

OK so Kenya isn’t the great adventure it once was; it’s still pretty adventurous. The adrenaline levels for this trip can be bumped up a notch through a hot air balloon ride. Bump up the adrenaline even more and plan to go during the great migration in the dry season where millions of African migratory animals begin the move towards water. Check with a destination specialist to arrange for this experience. Want more adventure? Try a guided camping safari in the bush. After loading up we headed for Port Pirie some 230 Km’s away. This coastal town sits between The Spencer Gulf and The Flinders Ranges. This is a very beautiful place to visit. But I’ll give you some stats on what roads are like. The whole Region has 1226 km’s of roads. Of which only 280 Km’s are sealed. And these figures were produced in 2009. Back in 1969, that would have been more like 20 Km’s sealed.

Apart from the historical and natural sights, travelling makes it possible to meet people from different cultures, learn about their culture, customs, traditions and food habits, their modes of dressing up, their language and so many other details. Wonderful travel hub, Comfort! A great adventure and a place worth visiting. That does not have to be the case, however. The key to affordable travel insurance adventure travel is to book directly from the providers of the adventure, instead of going through multiple layers of travel agents, tour operators and tour guides. Traveling is truly an education. We are in total agreement regarding that. I loved that Anthony Bourdain quote and still watch reruns of his televised travel shows. The circumstances of his death make me sad to this day.

Commissioned by the king of Morocco, this retreat is truly a league of its own. There are no standard” guest rooms here; rather, guests choose from 53 opulent, three-level private villas, built in the style of Moroccan riads. The property also has acres of manicured gardens, fountains, and one of the best hotel swimming pools in Marrakesh. One way for retiree travel is to plan to go places you are considering to make your full time residence. As you go to your destinations in your desired travel, visit the libraries, neighborhoods both day and night, churches you may attend, hospitals, transportation, senior citizen centers and any area of interest that will be a part of your retired life. You never know, you may in your jet setting travel find a resort you love so much, you may apply for a job.