Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 온라인 릴 게임 사이트 ▣ 홈피:≫tt349.com≪
  2. 2 A quick visit to Hampton Court
  3. 3 What experiences were most memorable for your kids?
  4. 4 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  5. 5 Seeking reasonable itinerary
  6. 6 Norther Spain first Iteniary
  7. 7 Supplements in Carry on bag
  8. 8 Restaurant suggestions in Bologna
  9. 9 Azores v. north coastal Portugal-Best use of time between Lisbon and Porto
  10. 10 Rome or Venice first
  11. 11 Best day trips from Turin, Bologna, Cortona
  12. 12 Photography gear for Rome and Venice
  13. 13 LeHavre to Rennes/St. Malo?
  14. 14 Last two nights of SW England trip
  15. 15 Chania Crete -apartment or home stay
  16. 16 3 day trip to iceland
  17. 17 Classical or choral or sacred music venues in Rome
  18. 18 Alitala
  19. 19 Navigation Decouverte cards never expire; right? Wrong!
  20. 20 Trip Report Criss-crossing the Camino: 5 weeks in Northern Spain (and a bit of France)
  21. 21 Trip Report Copenhagen/Hamburg Trip Report September 2017
  22. 22 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
  23. 23 Driving from Culzean Castle to Bamburgh
  24. 24 celticmoon, a quick question
  25. 25 Car service from Vienna Airport
View next 25 » Back to the top

Stamina and Inconveniences

Jump to last reply

In our 40's we realized that we should visit those places that require stamina and tolerance for a variety of inconveniences. And highly recommend that approach to those with means and time. We have always traveled independently, as my wife likes to paint what she sees, sitting an occasional cafe and watching how people live, eating the local cuisine, and visiting cities, countryside, and small towns at our own pace according to our own interests.

But as we have gotten older we no longer like schlepping our bags and moving about as much. And when I read about tours like Untours, National Geographic, and Roads Scholar, I wonder about lost freedoms. We have never cared that we do not speak the local language or that we cannot read the signs to us that was part of the adventure. We have our own curiosity, not that of what a tour guide prescribes.

I doubt we will ever take a tour in Europe, more than a day trip, but it is looking more and more as possibility for Asia and Middle East.

I wonder what some other aging experienced travelers have experienced. Thanks.

31 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement