Vagabonding Through Retirement: Unusual Wanders Far from Our Paris Houseboat
Bill and Ina Garrison Mahoney, author
Vagabonding Through Retirement chronicles the adventures of Bill and Ina, an engaging, globe-trotting couple who enjoy getting off the beaten track, meeting people, and exploring how regular folks live around the world, from Laos to Bolivia to Ukraine, just after the Soviet Union breaks apart. Central to their travels is Bill's passion for learning new languages, which he does in exchange for English and French lessons. Ina puts up with this habit because it attracts interesting people. However, Bill's passions for boats and prisons must be tempered by Ina's interest in exploring landscapes and cultures. Their jostling over the itinerary is a source of humor throughout the book. Although it is a book about retirement travel, the adventurous nature of the two narrators makes this unique travel memoir of interest to anyone who enjoys reading about faraway places, diverse cultures, and unusual experiences.