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need inspirational links to solo world travellers' stories

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call me crazy, but, at 47, and a single, NYC lawyer who's tired of seeing the world in 2-week chunks, i'm thinking about quitting my job, selling my apartment, and using the proceeds (about $50K after i pay off the mortgage) to travel round-the-world on a shoestring (ok, with an occasional comfy hotel here and there).

but, naturally, no sooner do i persuade myself that "i CAN do this!", then the fear kicks in (or the!!!!!) and i decide it's ridiculous, irresponsible...i'll be lonely. and i DO get lonely when i travel alone, and i have a hearing impairment, which makes random encounters challenging, though i still try! but i can't let that stop me from doing what i've always dreamed of and even made a few starts at before the "sensible people" talked me out of it.

recently, but i've been scouring the internet and reading stories from people who have done exactly what i'd like to do. while i may be an anomoly by "normal" standards, i'm probably not so crazy by fodorite standards. :)

i was hoping that by posting here, i might get some additional inspiration and encouragement, maybe links to stories, blogs, etc., of middle-aged professionals who have thrown in the towel on a humdrum professional life and headed off on the ULTIMATE ADVENTURE. i know a lot of "youngins" do it, but i'd really like to read about folks my own age taking the plunge.

my must see list is a long one. if/when i decide to "just do it", i'll start assembling the itinerary. so.....if you have fodor-fodder for the inspiration mill, i'd love to hear from you here or directly, at:

thanks, friends.

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