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Ep 15 | Fifty and Fabulous! Redefining Your Life (Abroad) Post-Divorce and After the Kids Have Grown Up

Ep 15 | Fifty and Fabulous! Redefining Your Life (Abroad) Post-Divorce and After the Kids Have Grown Up

In this episode we’ll hear from Cindy Sheahan, 58 years old, mother of four, originally from Chicago and for the past 20 years has called Denver home. Cindy recently discovered solo-travel and has spent almost two years traveling the world on her own!  We’ll also hear from Barbara Smith, a cancer survivor, mother of two, from the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s 56 years old and moved to Thailand in 2016 to start a new life! These two courageous women prove that a refresh is possible at any age and under any circumstance. 

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What We Discuss

  • Leaving a relationship that no longer serves you
  • Learning how to be alone
  • First time solo traveling and it’s transformative powers!
  • What are hostels really like? Are they just for 20 year olds?
  • What is house sitting?
  • Dating abroad with Tinder
  • Surviving cancer and the silver-lining of the hardships of life
  • The ups and downs of retiring abroad

About Cindy

After nearly 32 years of marriage, raising 4 amazing kids and working full-time, she hit refresh – and delete.  Cindy left her husband, got an apartment and quit her job to travel full time. Since then, she’s traveled (mostly solo) to over 27 countries including Morocco, Madagascar and Turkey. Along the way, she began to find herself, started learning how to be alone, found a French lover on Tinder, walked the Camino, volunteered at an orphanage, housesat at a Tuscan villa, trekked in Nepal, paraglided in 4 countries, made new friends and started a travel blog.

Catch more of her story in our Member Spotlight series

Check her out on The Points Guy:  7 Tips for Avoiding Crowds at the World’s Most Popular Tourist Sites

Follow her on Facebook, on her website Posts from a Flashpacker, and Instagram @postsfromaflashpacker. 

About Barbara

World traveler, Online entrepreneur, Fearless badass, Mother of two, cancer survivor, and Lover of life.  Ran away from home in Silicon Valley to Thailand in 2016.

Catch more of her story in our Member Spotlight series

Follow her on Facebook, check out her online business page,  website, and YouTube channel. 

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