Friday, March 16, 2018

A Test Post to see if RSS Feed is working

This is a test RSS post. Working out bugs for an automated emailing system for Subscribers

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stuff vs Adventure

Stuff vs Adventure
 We all know when we get to the age Claudia and I are, that having too much stuff can be more of a burden than a blessing...that there are other aspects of life and living that have much more meaning. 

Family is one. Another of the major joys in the world is to experience what this world has to feed that desire, to scratch that "itch".  Something else that gives us great joy is giving a part of ourselves to something bigger; causes that are our passion. 

In the linked article, this author talks about spending your discretionary money on having life experiences rather than just buying more stuff. Claudia and I are in agreement that to find a way to help others when in another country is to follow that passion as well as a new experience.

Claudia's passion is animal welfare. She would like to find time, whether on this trip or a future trip, to volunteer at an animal shelter for a day or two, or whatever the schedule permits. As an old social worker that worked with troubled youth, I'd like to find a way to volunteer for a day or two helping troubled kids, or at least share my experience with the staff of one of those organizations. The setting doesn't matter, the activity doesn't matter.

Don't let a language barrier stop you from adventure or following a dream...more over, make it the reason, not the excuse.

Read this article, The 1 Thing You Should Be Spending Money on to Be Happythen answer the following question for yourself. Share your dream...share it with us! Make it become a reality!

What's your passion, what's your dream?

 (Humm, just planting a seed here...wonder how many of you would like to be part of a special group trip to follow your passion? We agree on a European destination, do some sightseeing and spend time there as volunteers. We all do not have to have the same passion and volunteer interests. In fact, the more variety the better the trip! Let us know what you think?)

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Bill, Co-Creator of Travel Buddies Excellent Adventures!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Who are we and what are we about?

Welcome! My name is Bill League and I love breaking out of my comfort zone and experiencing new adventures along with my Travel Buddy, Claudia. We decided to travel as much of the world as we can. We are both Senior Citizens based respectively in the US and in Belize. 

As pensioners and adventurers, we love the excitement of breaking our routines, but doing so on limited budgets. We have partnered up to take you as virtual fellow travelers on our adventures, letting you see the world through our eyes. 

Along the way we plan on giving you insights as to what we experience, the foods we sample, the exciting places this world has to offer!  

We are excited to meet new people and engage with unfamiliar learn as much as we can and to share our enthusiasm with you!

We want you to participate by letting us know of your experiences as well and to ask us any questions you may have.

We will be taking photos and videos, and give you short periodic five minute video commentary of our adventures. We may also attempt live chats along the way, perhaps over dinner in the evenings after the day's events are complete. 

We will let you know the  travel gear that work for us...and those that don't. The hotels we stay in and whether we think were acceptable or not. In otherwords, we are going to be honest about our experiences with you.

If you are getting up in years, but you know you are still young at heart, connect with us...see if our adventures inspire you to join us and become a part of our Travel Buddies Excellent Adventures! Community.

...stay tuned, bookmark our blog, or sign up for our email list for updates and see what adventures we are planning! Who may decide you might want to join us on an Excellent Adventure!