Geoff and Vicky Wells are active baby boomers. Geoff was born in 1946, so he is at the leading edge of the population wave. Vicky, born in 1951, is a few years behind but still a boomer.
In 1999 we bought a vacation home on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera and are fortunate to still be able to spend several months there, each winter, while spending our summers in Northern Ontario. Any “leftover” time is usually taken up traveling around Canada, the U.S. and Europe, as you’ll see from our various blog posts.
We were both able to “retire” early – Vicky at the tender age of only 54, and Geoff at 60.
Retirement, to us, has always meant reaching the point where we don’t have to work in order to exist. It doesn’t mean not working – but rather working on projects that we enjoy. While we love sitting on our deck in Eleuthera enjoying the views of the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans and pottering in our garden in Northern Ontario, if that’s all we did we would slowly go mad.
We found we each have a love of writing – both fiction and non-fiction – and we have already published several books, with several more in the pipeline.
Because we share a profound love of travel, we are always looking for ways to get the most “bang for our buck” so we can travel as much as possible even with limited funds.
We’ve blogged about a 7-month long trip we took in 2010 that included destinations in North America (both the U.S. and Canada) and Europe. It also included three cruises – Alaska, Greek Islands and TransAtlantic. The entire trip was done on only $84/day!
Another set of blog posts documents a 4-month long trip to Europe, in 2014, which included stops in Iceland, the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Denmark, as well as a Mediterranean cruise that included stops in Tunisia, Italy (including Rome) and Malta. This trip concluded with a TransAtlantic cruise that began in Copenhagen and ended in Los Angeles with a transit of the Panama Canal on it’s 100th birthday!
We hope to have many, many more adventures and to document them so we can show that, even at our age (and our income), life can still be enjoyed to the fullest.
Our joints are arthritic, our “senior moments” are becoming more frequent and our funds are limited but, damn it, we are going to have fun!
We hope you will join us.