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Hello ~ Thanks for finding us!  My name is Patti and I am the voice behind the blog.

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That’s me on the Camino de Santiago.

My husband, Abi, and I currently have a home base in the state of Maryland.  You can read more about our story on our About Us page.

In 2014 we retired, a bit on the early side, to live a simpler life and to travel the world. By sharing our journey, we hope to inspire others to redefine retirement. Boomer-aged travel is on the rise and we are excited to be a part of the growing trend!  Seventy-six.four (76.4) million boomers have either stepped into retirement with both feet, or they’re gearing up to retire.  We’re exploring the phenomenon of how many of us are turning away from the culture of traditional retirement and redefining our path.  You can learn more about this trend on our Redefining Retirement page, by clicking here.

Exploring the covered bridges of Vermont.

We’ve been traveling through life together for 40+ years embracing each new chapter and each new adventure with open minds.  Our travels have taken us to four continents – North America, Europe, Australia and Asia – and to date we’ve traveled to 19 countries.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

We walked 350 miles across Spain in 2015 following the Camino de Santiago, which was by far the most challenging – both mentally and physically – travel experience to date, but it was also all kinds of fabulous.  Four years later we walked 145 miles on the Camino Portuguese from Porto to Santiago.  There is no better way to experience a country than to walk across it.

There are so many more destinations awaiting us. We feel as if we’ve just scratched the European surface. Portugal is one of our favorite countries, so much so that we lived in Porto for three months and we maintain our Portuguese residency, as we spend our time between the US and Portugal. The City of Porto is our favorite city in the world… so far.

Kashan, Iran

We’ve driven across the United States a total of four times and each time we gleaned a great deal of insight. The US is massive and there are a multitude of dialects, cultures and beliefs to experience as one travels from state to state. To date, we’ve traveled to 47 of the 50 states.  We really need to get to those elusive three states, Alaska, Maine and North Dakota.

As a writer I look for the personal voice to share with our readers; the human interest side of the story with equal parts of humor and heart. One Road at a Time has been in business for seven+ years and we believe we’ve got our fingers on the pulse of the boomer generation. And, we understand how the demographic is redefining retirement.

We wrote this in the sands of White Sands National Park, New Mexico. I wonder if it’s still there.

Our site offers readers a variety of content including classic road trips, adventures abroad, travel tips, the latest trends in retirement and hospitality intrigue.  From time to time we share the voices and highlight the travels and/or work of others in the travel and hospitality industry.  And, at times we share travel friendly sites for informational purposes such as a travel cash exchange guide.

Here are a few posts to help you get started. 

Portugal: The Expat Experiment

Three Weeks in Iran

Thirty Days Later

No Looking Back

Paris – Is it Just Another City?

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