I began to write WORLD ENCOUNTERS in 2015, when I retired and began travelling with my partner, Aaron.We shared a dream of travelling unfettered, taking long chunks of time to experience the world without those niggling anxieties about ‘things’ we might have to deal with at home. How would we achieve that peace of mind while travelling? By owning nothing! Or very little anyway. To this end, we endeavoured, over the last year of our working lives, to sell and give away almost everything we owned, including cars. The homes had been sold a few years previous. Of course, we have family and friends with whom we wanted continued relationships, but in this technological age, we knew that all things are possible.
And so it had been proven, as we have travelled Asia, Europe, Latin America, Baja, US and Canada in a wise variety of adventure modes. Flying, bussing, boating and travelling by RV, we have been on the road for 3+ years, and the end is not in sight. In fact, it seems to become more compelling with each travel experience, to continue our explorarions. I invite you to join me as I share my experiences, thoughts, insights and feelings and the accounts of others who I’ve encountered along the way too. It’s a big world, filled with delightful discoveries. Enjoy the journey!
Photo above taken at Rocky Point Beach Cabins, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, March 2016