A nicely written article by guest contributor, Neha Singh, about the top sights to see in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. I also include comments about why am a big fan of visiting Dubai and why it is my favorite resort city.
This post lists the pros and cons of living in Merida, Mexico. It also shows how I have adapted to (and even come to appreciate) some of the cons of living in Merida.
I have learned Spanish, French, Italian, and Russian using a wide variety of methods. Some were more successful than others. I believe the most effective way is to combine several methods like I do with my exclusive polyglot method.
Portrait of Paul Heller, the founder of Fifty Plus Nomad and a confirmed travel addict, on a Mexican Riviera cruise in 2003. Find out more details about his eight years traveling around the world and 8 years living in Mexico.
Two of the best moments of my life occurred while traveling. The first was the overwhelming kindness of Japanese people that I met spending summer 1979 as a fourteen-year-old exchange student in Yaizu, Japan. The second was an unexpected exclusive visit and dinner at the Czarist summer palace in Gatchina, Russia, in 1995.
Probably my favorite travel stories come from spending a year and a half as a volunteer English as a Foreign Language teacher in Kaliningrad. It was a wild, once-in-a-lifetime experience that shaped a lot of who I am today.
This blog contains Paul Heller’s, the Founder of Fifty-Plus Nomad, favorite stories about his sixteen years of living and traveling worldwide.
During my round the world travels, I was glad to spend three months every year at a home base in Montreal. Not only did I grow very fond of Quebec and Eastern Canada but it was fun to just do day-to-day activities with friends.
The last year (Summer 2020-Summer 2021) has been very eventful. I have developed some essential friendships, improved my health, and really settled down into my new life as an expat in Merida.
Discover tons of tips for finding authentic food while traveling. Learn about some of my favorite dishes and drinks.
I learned four lessons from my five-year journey around the world: 1) Mix group and independent travel; 2) Travel to varied parts of the world; 3) Avoid travel burnout, and 4) Have a home base.
Paul Heller, the Founder of Fifty-Plus Nomad, has outlined in detail his own travel personality. This inventory was developed after taking all the quizzes and answering the questions contained throughout the travel personality section of the blog. It is intended as a model for other Fifty-Plus Nomads to use in developing their own inventory.