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Living the Adventuress Life: Canyoning, falconry, the ghost of Elvis & the safest countries in the w
December 22, 2016
Dear VIA (Very Important Adventuress)

Welcome to another edition of Living the Adventuress Life, the e-zine from In this issue, I have several new adventures to share with you: the extreme sport of canyoning, all about falconry, and traveling on the road with the ghost of Elvis!

Do you know which countries in the world are in the top 10 for safety (hint: the US is NOT one of them). Read on for this very interesting report.

You’ll also learn what our adventuress, Christine Collins, is up to in her world travels.

True Tales

Three great new features have been published since you last received Living the Adventuress Life.

Canyoning near Lucca, Italy—Hanging from cliffs…Why not?   Tracy says some might think she was crazy. “Maybe we were. I’m fifty-two years old and I paid good money for this madness.”

CLICK HERE to read this feature about what could be considered—especially for the adventuress over 50—an extreme sport.

Falconry – A Royal Sport for All Ages at The Broadmoor -  Siri introduces you to the royal sport of falconry.

CLICK HERE to read more about this amazing experience.

A week in show business—On the road with the ghost of Elvis -  What could possibly be more fun than going on the road with the ghost of Elvis PLUS the handsome young Elvis? 

To read all about it, CLICK HERE

10 Safest Countries in the World

Probably the most common question asked by the folks “back home” to women living abroad is, “Is it safe?”

In my personal opinion, there is a lot of fear in the US today, so here is a list (that I didn’t make up) of the 10 safest countries in the world

Conde Nast Traveler reports from Vision of Humanity’s independent organization, Institute For Economics & Peace, its annual chart of the most and least safest countries in the world.

CLICK HERE to learn where in the world are the safest places. (Hint, the United States is not in the top ten.)

5 Ways to Stay in the Christmas Spirit While Living Abroad

Among us expats living in Ecuador, the holidays are a time for discussion about who’s traveling where, and who is staying “home.” Cuenca has a lot of Christmas activities to keep us in the festive spirit. Gifts are exchanged between expats and Ecuadoreans, and sumptuous meals are planned, either at home or at one’s favorite restaurant.

Joanna Bender has 5 fun ways to stay connected and involved, no matter where you are.

CLICK HERE to learn what they are.

What is she doing now?

Christine Collins, author of A Golden Girl's Guide to Retirement in Cuenca is having fun traveling as a house-sitter!

Our adventuress says, “I do house-sitting, internationally, with a company called Trusted House Sitters International. It doesn't pay anything but gives one the opportunity to stay for free in a desired location and care for people's homes and pets while they travel. Since I'm in the US for a little while, I've done one house sit in Panama City, FL in August and I'm scheduled to do another one in Kansas City over Christmas. I'm also teaching a class on it once a quarter at the local community college.”

Way to go, Christine! An adventuress finding a way to feed her travel appetite on a retirement budget.

Travel Quote of the month

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

Have you had a memorable adventure you’d like to share?

We welcome your travel stories from home and around the world.

You don’t have to be a "professional writer" to submit a story. A breezy, letter-home-to-your-best-friend approach suits us just fine, with a few facts thrown in, of course. 

We like your personal observations, how you felt about the place, what you ate, your most embarrassing moment, etc. CLICK HERE to learn more about the perfect length of your essay, and how to submit photos along with it.

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—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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