Victoria, BC, Canada


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  • Member since Oct 26, 2012
  • 4 trips
  • 100,468 kms travelled
  • 29 countries visited
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  • 15 forum entries
  • 62 blog entries

About @CherylGypsyRose

74 years old • Female

In 2012 I had an epiphany. Life is short. I went on a three month backpacking trip to Eastern Europe, Turkey, Morocco etc with my son. I set my budget at fifty dollars per day even though that was a low ball figure according to the guidebooks.
But using this budget enabled me to cover a lot of ground!!
We had a rich, cultural experience on the cheap. If you think you cannot afford to travel, think again.
In 2015 my sister and I traveled through China for 28 days - two grannies on a shoe string budget, yes, we had a great time.
2016 - Spain and Portugal - the Iberian Penninsula in December
2017 - Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Malta and Spain - 78 days with only carry-on luggage - included two operas and a stint as volunteers teaching English in Spain. Fabulous - fjords, mountains, beaches, ancient ruins, trains, planes, buses and automobiles.

  • Hobbies:

    Travel, blogging, felting, genealogy, reading, quilting, thinking.

  • Favourite places:

    Subotica, Serbia, Tallinn, Estonia, Stockholm Sweden, San Francisco, Victoria, Savannah, Seattle, Portland, Saskatoon, Calgary, Selcuk, Turkey
    Warsaw, Poland, Lisbon, Portugal, Norway, Malta, Belgrade

Choose your travel companion wisely


The Iberian Penninsula in December

16 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016 • 19,012 kms

Canada Netherlands Spain Portugal

China for Cheap

18 Oct 2015 • 22,469 kms

Canada USA China

Cheap Seats at the Opera

• 28,281 kms

Canada United Kingdom Norway Czech Republic Germany Serbia Bosnia And Herzegovina Montenegro Albania Italy Macedonia Kosovo Malta Spain Portugal

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