Marianne Bohr’s Gap Year Abroad

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When Marianne Bohr was 55-years-old, she took time off work to have a “Senior Year Abroad” with her husband, Joe. The two had planned their trip for 30 years, ever since backpacking together in Europe after college. Marianne not only traveled the world, she also wrote a book about it, called Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries. Join correspondent Laurie McAndish King who caught up with Marianne at the 24th annual Book Passage Travel Writers Conference in Corte Madera, California. Come along and join the conversation to find out about Marianne’s favorite places to visit, how she planned ahead for such a dramatic change, and what her advice is for people who have a dream of traveling extensively. Marianne and King discuss packing essentials, traveling in countries where you don’t speak the language, readjusting when you return home, and much more. Marianne also gives us an insider’s view of the Book Passage Travel Writers conference and shares some of what she learned there.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO McANDISH KING interview MARIANNE BOHR on the NPR.ORG PODCAST Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

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