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AdventuRetired is a podcast for retired people to share ideas and information about trips, hobbies, and the many things that can be done to have an amazing retirement. Hosts, Cindy and Curt, tell about some of their adventures as well as interviewing guests who have their own retirement adventures. Please subscribe and join us!
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Cindy and Larry Lubinus have embraced retirement with enthusiasm and family. You can find this couple traveling to sporting activities for their grandchildren as well as planning trips to special destinations in their Class A motor home. But today, we talk to them about a special road trip they took to experience the colors and sites of the NE duri…
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We have found out in retirement that there are two types of travelers...one who plans the trips and one who encourages that planner! Curt is definitely the planner and I love being the encourager! However, planning trips can be stressful so many retired people use travel companies to help them take awesome adventures without the stress. Today we ta…
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A buckle list for many and a birthday present to us, the Masters experience was a great treat. Yes, it is birthday month again, and this year Curt and I decided to take advantage of our special "in" to the Masters and travel to Augusta, Georgia for the Masters practice rounds. Although it was a month earlier than our actual birthdays, we decided it…
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Today we talk to Jason Lee, a young retiree who is living his best retired life. Jason is one of the FIRE movement retirees and has found his purpose in his retirement. Climb a mountain? No problem for this guy! He has made mountaineering his retirement signature and is crushing it. We all know that health (mental and physical) is a major part of r…
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Today we talk to Jeff Balch from Pennsylvania about his retirement adventure on the Appalachian Trail. Many retired folks would love to add this adventure filled hike to their list of accomplishments and for those who are successful it is worth bragging about! The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2160 miles of steep mountain climbs and massive bo…
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Today we talk to Scott Hirons from Massachusetts and it is an episode you don't want to miss. As a retired person now for over eight years I have found that one of the ways I stay happy is by volunteering in my community. Curt and I know many retirees volunteer much more than we do and we really respect that part of their life's journey. Today's co…
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Connie Sherwood has a mission in retirement that is full of snuggles, laughter, and purpose. She is the kitty whisperer! Yes, this retiree gets to spend part of her day snuggling with the cutes felines around! This journey not only benefits the kitties she fosters but gives her a great retirement purpose. Good job Connie! (Curt, can I please have o…
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College buddies! Some great memories of fun times, right? Well, today we are talking with Jerry Lanser and he not only keeps in contact with some of his best college buddies but does great hiking trips with them too! Retirement isn't only about reminiscing about the "good old days" but can also be about reestablishing relationships and building new…
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Today we meet friends Cherie Pinkerton and Lori Foulds from Manitoba, Canada! These two travel buddies met through work and found out that they share a passion in exploring new places! Curt and I met them on our bike and sail trip through Croatia and felt they would be the perfect pair to talk to about the amazing trip we all experienced! (We even …
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Do you consider yourself a "foodie"? Curt and I definitely love a good meal, but if it doesn't involve meat and potatoes or peanut butter and jelly...Curt tends turn up his nose. I, on the other hand, love to try new foods and love almost any type of cuisine. In today's episode we meet Martin. Martin and his wife love trying new foods and especiall…
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Let's start the year with a great adventure! Could you live on cruise ship most of the year? Sounds like an amazing retirement! Today we talk to Ric Irick, world traveler on a transatlantic cruise! (first time for us connecting to a guest on cruise ship for an interview)! Ric recently retired from his career in Washington D.C. and loves to travel! …
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Today's episode has us meeting up with Michelle Lombard from Arizona. Michelle is really rocking her retirement adventure bucket list with adventures like hot air ballooning! This is a great conversation as it is an adventure I want to take soon!!! What is it like flying without a tether? Michelle isn't afraid of stepping out of her comfort zone an…
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Meet Dawn Whitley! We had such a great conversation with her about her "passion" in retirement, her daylilies! Dawn has embraced daylily gardening with a zest just as she did her career as an engineer at the Campbells Soup Company. If you are like me, (Cindy), gardening is a favorite hobby in retirement and it isn't always easy. There is so much to…
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Africa is a dream vacation for many of us! Curt and I are already scoping out African safari vacations in anticipation for a once in a lifetime trip in our near future. Africa is a wild wonderland for vacation thrill seekers such as our guest today Ellen Gleitman Luchette and her husband. Their adventure was full amazing events and sites. You'll wa…
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Happy Birthday to us!!! Yes, it happens every year! We celebrated our birthdays just three days apart with another great adventure! This time New York City! This new tradition (it is now a tradition if we have done it twice, right?) is a fun time for us both! We believe every year should be celebrated in retirement as so many of our friends and fam…
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Are you a "Cool Grandpa?" What does a cool grandpa look like you might ask? Is there some kind of directions guide to becoming a "Cool Grandpa"? And what about us "Cool Grandmas?" These are the questions we will delve into with our newest guest, Greg Payne, who is a fellow podcaster and author. Enjoy!…
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Have you had the chance to fulfill one of your bucket list adventures yet? As a retired person we have the time and hopefully the resources to do just that....and the list is endless! In this episode we meet educator Rick Brant who is set to retire in the next few years. We salute his career of 30 years as an special education educator and are exci…
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Today we meet Leanne and Jonathan Paetz and boy do they have a retirement adventure to tell us all! Curt and I are lucky to call these folks friends! Leanne and I (Cindy) have been friends since kindergarten ( Go Great Danes)! Leanne is also an excellent graphic artist that created our logo and for that we are so thankful. But, back to the episode,…
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In this episode we meet a great guy who has made his winter home ... now his permanent home in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. We have a special place in our hearts for the the Valley as it was our home for over 30 years. Living there as a Winter Texan is a whole different lifestyle than what we did as a young working family and we were so happy to m…
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In this episode we talk to a Dawn who has taken up Bee Keeping in retirement and is now a professional bee keeper! Dawn Beck has all the buzz on how and why we should watch out for this exceptional flying insect. We have heard all the talk lately about the bee situation in our country and how important the honey bee is to our lives and Dawn is doin…
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Today we talk to Karen Walker Vaughn about the wonderful repositioning cruise she and her husband, Ken, planned. Repositioning cruises are a amazing way to cruise differently, see new places, and still relax with the comforts of cruising . This couple loved every minute of their trip and are ready to go again! Come along and learn about the wonderf…
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If you love the great 70s and 80s old rock and roll like us, Tom Petty's Free Falling ranks right up there as one of the best songs ever! When I think of this song my mind always goes back to the weeks right after the birth of our first daughter 31 years ago when my husband told me he was going to jump out of a plane! Tandem sky diving was just get…
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Everyone told us how wonderful becoming a grandparent was...and we were waiting patiently! Our perfect Sunny Faye arrived right on schedule this January to her thankful parents and entire family. There is nothing that compares to this new stage of our retirement and we are so thankful to be able to join the grandparents group. This podcast is not a…
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Today we talk to Dr. Vanessa Boyce and listen as she guides us in a discussion about a heavy topic that many retirees don't think about early on in their retired life. We all know that every day is a blessing and to have great health in retirement is the goal. However, as we age we are faced with a slew of new situations and problems. Those of us w…
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At AdventuRetired we stress to those asking about what to do to get ready for retirement is to find your best you and keep working on improvement! You will never be younger than you are the day you retire, so don't sit too soon! These words definitely reflect our guest this episode. Virginia (Ginny) Richter and I have a history! She was my boss in …
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The Wild Frontier...Alaska... is the topic of this retirement adventure! Many of us have added Alaska to our bucket list of places to visit in retirement. Today we talk to Dave and Donna Jauron and learn how Alaska has become their second home. These two Iowans have been in love with Alaska for over 30 years! They travel and live there every summer…
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When Marie Sennett retired from her career as a busy civil rights lawyer she decided it was time to take hold of her own mental and physical needs. She knew that in order to be her "best" retired self she needed to have a plan for a healthy body and mind. Now, she helps other retirees do the same as a certified yoga teacher and transitional life co…
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The beautiful Galapagos Islands are the topic of this episode. We go there with Scott and Ann from Kingsville, Texas, as they travel to the exotic islands and see first hand the giant turtles named for it. These retired travelers love to see new places and know how to do a quick plan B to make their travel experience successful. They were so fun to…
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Beautiful, exotic Thailand! The land of Siamese cats and Siamese crocodiles. Where orchids and tropical fruits grow wild and home to the world's most visited city, Bangkok! This beautiful country is where you will find our next guest, Doug Mann, and he is loving every minute of his retirement journey! Have you explored the far East? It just might b…
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Many of us have the bucket list item of standing on all seven continents. Many other retirees are content just to stay in the United States or visit a few new countries abroad. Very few get the experience of not only seeing Antarctic, but walking and sleeping there. Today, we meet our guest, Eric Matto, from Canada who set his goal to experience it…
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Curt and I agree on many things such as dinner plans, vacation destinations, and child rearing techniques. This might be why we are such a good fit as a couple! This episode, Get Your S#!t Together, is one of those decisions. We both believe it is probably one of the most important episodes of our AdventuRetired anthology because we are discussing …
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In today's episode we meet Michael Drak, a retired tri-athlete, who has made an effort to get into his best shape ever and compete in a full triathlon. His triathlon (3.8k /2.4 mile swim, 180k/112 mile bike ride, and 42k/26.2 mile mile run) was held in Mexico. Michael tells us how he trained for this amazing athletic feat and how he uses some of th…
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Do you have a dream to "sail" around the world in retirement? Maybe a world cruise or sailing the tropical waters? Well, meet Kevan Draper! Kevan's dream to live on a sailboat, cruising into tropical ports, and living his best retired life on his own sailboat is what this episode is all about. Are the tropical seas calling to you?…
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Did you make any New Years resolutions this year? Or maybe one of your retirement goals is to get in your best health? Today's episode is perfect for you! We talk to Deb Fountas about her retirement journey to get into the best shape of her life. We love her motto: Strong is the new Skinny! Take a listen and she just might inspire you!…
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What can be better than endless food, drink and relaxation? Experience an "all inclusive" resort and you will find out how to be pampered with the best! We traveled to beautiful Costa Rica to relax and kick back at the regal Riu Palace Resort. Eight nights and nine days of sunshine, relaxation and fun times was the result. We love the Costa Rica "P…
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What is your retirement dream? Maybe it is to sail the seas or climb a 15,000 foot peak. It could be to visit a foreign country and maybe it might be to downsize and live in a camper exploring new places without the worries of homeowning. That is just what our guests did! Downsized and are now traveling in their camper and loving their retirement l…
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Steve and Deb Danks packed up their home and moved to Florida, the Sunshine state, in their retirement years. In this podcast episode we discuss the reasons they moved and learn about why they love their decision to leave the Midwest for warmer climates in a traditional neighborhood. We had so much fun connecting with them and learning all about th…
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Today we visit with Tony and Sue Putz! This adventuring couple are living their best retired lives and we are so jealous of the great places and caminos they have experienced. And to top it off they own and run a winery in retirement. Two of our favorite things...hiking and enjoying a great glass of wine at the end of a beautiful retired day! I kno…
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What are your goals in retirement? For many of us, participating in favorite sports is high on our list. Mix in some healthy competition and new friendships and you have a winning combination! Today we talk to Brad Allen, one of our few working and non-retired guests about his role in the North Carolina Senior Games. Yes, you read that right! Brad …
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John Tanner has a delicious retirement hobby! One so amazing that you just might find Curt hitching a ride to Washington D.C. just to sample it! John Tanner is THE expert of BBQ. This episode tells how he plans each BBQ trip and how BBQ differs everywhere he travels. This retired law professor/attorney has what it takes to be an expert at his craft…
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Bright Lights! Never-ending Nightlife! Amazing Cuisine! Spectacular Shows! Beautiful Hotels! In this episode we meet Bev and JJ Avila from Texas who love going to Vegas! These two retirees have all the inside information about having the time of your life in Las Vegas! So if you have ever wondered if you might like to take a vacation to Vegas, we g…
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In this episode we visit with Dan and Mira Kenny. Dan has a great retirement gig that keeps him on his toes! Dan is the KING of 30 day challenges. That's right, 30 day challenges! This retired college basketball coach is inspired by completing 30 day challenges. (And oh my, his challenges are challenging to say the least!) He has now completed over…
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Are sunny skies, tropical beaches and pina coladas calling your name? They sure call to us! Today's episode is all about experiencing the beautiful waters of a French Polynesia cruise. We talk to Ken and Linda as they navigate these tropical seas. I wonder if there is any room in their luggage for me? Enjoy!…
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Cuba sounds like an exotic vacation for many of us in the United States. It has been closed to Americans since 1962 unless you have family there. We have seen in pictures the beautiful beaches and the pristine restored cars that line the boulevards and boardwalks. Now, Cuba is starting to open up a bit more for us here, however many Canadians have …
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How do retirees keep learning? They go back to college of course! In this episode we visit with Howie Hollander and step into the college classroom! No dorms or cafeteria food now, thank goodness, and this college student gets to pick his topics and classes. Best of all, NO EXAMS! What a great way for a retired person to keep learning and updated! …
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Meet our retired friend Jeff Fontaine! Seven years ago, Jeff retired from South Texas and moved back to his home state of North Dakota. This retired educator fills his days with a great second career and plenty of time to do the activities he loves. You can catch him on his bike, kayak, or walking 27 holes of disc golf! He talks today about disc go…
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In this episode we meet Roy Allison and Janice Pratt! These two retirees have a love for travel and they do it well! Gone from their new home in South Carolina for months they travel around the USA and find great places to stop and stay. No RVing for these folks. They have a great system of finding the perfect housing for a great short term stay! H…
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What is your retirement dream? Will you travel to exotic places? Will you try new foods and meet new people? What will your adventures in these places look like? Biking? Kayaking? Hiking? In today's episode we meet Kit Parks and what an adventure she is on! Thank you for joining us!Από τον AdventuRetired
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Happy Anniversary ! Wow, two years of podcasting has been so much fun! When we started this podcast we didn't know what to expect! Thank you to all of our loyal listeners and new listeners too! We appreciate each one of you! We love talking to you and hearing about your retirement adventures and journeys! Keep sending us your ideas and possible gue…
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