Hi! My name is Lynn, a 50-something with a passion for food and travel, not necessarily in that order.
In late 2017, after several years of thought/planning and fueled by relocation from California to Texas for my husband Steven’s job, I decided to partially retire from my law career. It wasn’t that I didn’t love what I did for a living or the amazing people I worked with – I did (and do). I just felt the need to make more time to explore the world and all its offerings with my husband, friends and, oftentimes, by myself.
The beauty of partial retirement is that I’m still able to make some money to help finance further travel and, frankly, working keeps me out of mischief (mostly).
My new flexible schedule opened up a wide range of opportunities to explore locally and far afield.
The move introduced me to a new part of the country, new people, and new culinary fare. I’ve developed a new appreciation for barbecue, Tex-Mex, farm-to-table, small towns, and State pride.
I have not, however, lost my love for international travel. In fact, I find every excuse to travel to new countries and cities to experience their culture and cuisine.
Since I’m over the age of 55, explorations are taken at a little slower pace and I have to take into consideration an early retirement-induced budget. After all, I want to have the necessary income/savings to continue traveling with Steven when he retires.
In these pages, I will share tips to make traveling during your second act a bit easier. I will also share my own travels and culinary explorations. My hope is that you will be captivated enough to try new things and challenge yourself to take each opportunity available to you to explore the world. Together, we’ll take a well-seasoned approach to travel and food. Let’s go!