If I make it to 95 I hope my life is similar to that of Australian backpacker Keith Wright. At 95 years of age Keith still travels the world with nothing more than his backpack. You won’t find him sleeping in comfortable European hotels during his travels, Keith prefers to stay in the hostels along side the younger travelers of the world.
It was 2002 and a few years after his wife passed away when Keith first started traveling solo around the world. Before his first trip he had sold his home and used the extra money from the sale to pay for his travels. He now lives on a shoestring all year and is sure to budget wisely when he travels. Since Mr Wright took his first trip he has been to just about every country in Europe and has made his way around South America. He said he often sees more than the average tourist would see since he tends to walk along a cities back streets, or take a train or bus to other nearby towns.
So what is Keith’s message to other retired folks? In his words “they should put down the playing cards, get off their duffs, and explore the world.” He also added “it is my belief that if you are fit and able to travel independently, it is the best possible way to see as much of the world as you want.”
Keith should be an inspiration to people of all ages. If he can get out and explore at the age of 95 then people half his age have no excuse for sitting at home and doing nothing. Go out and explore and enjoy the world people. Don’t wait until you are 85 to start (or do and enjoy every minute of it like Keith is.)