South American Odyssey
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South American Odyssey

Don’t let that empty nest syndrome get you down.

That was the philosophy adopted by Eric and Karen Whitehead. Fortunately, for this travel loving pre-senior couple, their eldest son Gavin was a world traveler himself and was currently living and teaching in Ecuador with his wife Jordi. Therefore, it did not take any significant thought to decide to follow the nestling to his home in South America.

They all spent a phenomenal week together in Quito and some nearby towns then Eric and Karen were off on an odyssey of their own. They spent three weeks journeying to some of the most remote areas on earth; the Galapagos Islands, Lake Titicaca in Peru, Patagonia in the near Antarctica region of Chile and finally, Easter Island.

The adventure was so astounding that Eric questioned more than once, “Am I still on earth?” The amazing creatures of the Galapagos made them think they were living in a land that time had forgotten. The people and culture of Lake Titicaca enriched both their minds and their souls. Patagonia was so breathtaking that they often felt that time stood still. Finally the mystery of Easter Island and the beauty of its sunsets put a crown of glory on this truly magnificent journey

The words of American essayist Susan Sontag sum up Eric’s feelings, “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.”

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Journey To The Lost City
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Journey To The Lost City

A holiday experience unlike any they had ever had, Eric and Karen decide they will actually have to train for this one.

Their journey takes them high into the Andes Mountains along the Inca Trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Amidst fears of altitude sickness and just what chewing those coca leaves might do to them, the four day mountain trek seems an impossibility at the beginning and a dream at the end.

A stay in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle and the depths of Colca Canyon leave the couple realizing that Peru truly is simply remarkable. The incredibly varied geography and a rich culture marked by tradition makes Peru a spiritual destination. A visit will surely change your life in some way.

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The Holiday Road
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The Holiday Road

A road trip book like no other…Eric and Karen travelled for 20 years with their two sons Gavin and Adam. When it stopped the boys were 23 and 21 respectively so their adventures spanned every age and phase from infancy to young adulthood. How did they do it? How did they keep the kids interested enough to want to continue the family vacation year after year?

This book contains some hopefully valuable advice and some family secrets aimed at making your travels a joy not a trial of all your resources and mental capacities; it also contains travel adventure as they visit all 48 mainland states – by car! One thing is for certain, travelling gives children an education that cannot be equaled in any book, movie or classroom. It opens a world of history, geography, religion and culture, a world that can best be experienced by being there.

“We do not regret the decision to travel widely with our children; the sacrifice we made in material possessions was far outweighed by the realization that the children got an education and satisfaction from life that they would not have gotten had we not done this. We only hope they enjoyed it as much as we did – long live the holiday road.”

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Emerging From The Shadows
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Emerging From The Shadows

Eric and Karen’s first trip to Asia set the bar high for any future travels. Vietnam is a dichotomy of everything; it’s beautiful, it’s dirty, it’s happy, it’s tragic, it’s historic and cultural and in part it is lost in time. They saw the cities and the rural areas and every place was different and special in its own way.

While in Saigon they thought the temperature approached unbearable levels at 40 degrees C – but Cambodia was even hotter! Fortunately the utter fascination of the temples soon made them forget about the heat.

Travel continues to open their eyes as they immerse themselves in the culture of faraway lands. As with every trip, a new adventure always leaves them wanting more, all part of a very satisfying journey along the holiday road.

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Exploring The Rock
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Exploring The Rock

Travel continues to open their eyes as they immerse themselves in the culture of faraway lands. As with every trip, a new adventure always leaves them wanting more, all part of a very satisfying journey along the holiday road.

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Exploring The Rock
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On Our Own

Eric and Karen travelled with their sons Gavin and Adam for 20 years. Eric always believed, “Travel opens our eyes to how other cultures live by inviting us into their world and making sure we understand and appreciate it before letting us go.” That was a gift they gave their children. Now Eric and Karen move on without them.

At first they thought it would be difficult but they decided to focus on what they could gain not what they had lost. It wasn’t long before the same crazy things happened to them; they still got lost at the drop of a hat, they still found some really questionable places to stay and they still enjoyed it all.

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Exploring The Rock
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ANTARCTICA
an expedition cruise

When we left on our expedition everyone asked, "Why do you want to go to the Antarctic?" We couldn't give them an answer - now we can. In the past the term pristine wilderness always conjured ideas of forests, mountains and rivers to me but Antarctica gave a whole new meaning to the phrase.

There are no roads, no towns and no people in most locations in Antarctica. If not for the people in our immediate group, the hundred passengers and crew of the Ushuaia, in many places there truly would be no one there.

We learned to understand and appreciate so many things about whales, seals, penguins, glaciers and icebergs. We also learned, without a shadow of a doubt, that global warming is real - SAVE the ICE!!!

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Helga - Escape Into The Arms of Strangers
Helga - Escape Into The Arms of Strangers

As a writer, I am unquestionably one who deals in travel, so this book is a major departure for me.

The Kindertransport was a rescue mission that took place during the 9 months prior to the outbreak of World War II on September 3, 1939.

That made Helga one of the last to take safe haven in the United Kingdom. But that was just the beginning. What followed was a lifetime of heartache and loneliness endlessly thinking of the loving family she left behind, never to see them again.

Helga is my mother-in-law, and, in a word, is a fascinating lady.

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