Paul Marshman

Paul Marshman
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The Travelling Boomer’s travelling boomer, I’m a writer, photographer and traveller who lives in Toronto, Canada. I’m semi-retired from a 30-year career as a reporter and editor on Canadian newspapers, and travelling is my second career. So far I’ve seen 48 countries: before I die, I’d like to see them all. The Travelling Boomer is a place to find info on great destinations, tips on how to travel smart, cruise news and reviews, and a wealth of other resources designed to help the older traveller. And here and there you’ll find a few tall tales from me.
Post40Bloggers - Senate Square, Helsinki
Travellers everywhere are asking themselves where to go in 2017? Luckily, there’s no lack of suggestions: there are “top 10” lists everywhere. But one of the most high-profile lists comes from Lonely Planet, the authoritative travel guide publisher. Lonely Planet’s recommendations circle the globe, touching some countries that are household names...
Christmas dinner
Christmas is celebrated in different ways around the world, but the one thing that makes it special in every country is food. Everywhere Christmas is celebrated, there are dishes that are synonymous with the holiday — so much that it’s not really Christmas without them. We all know about roast...
Travel bedroom
One of the biggest changes to travel in the past 30 years has been the incredible spread of the internet. These days, there are online services to cover almost every aspect of travel: e-mail, Skype, travel booking sites, Google Maps, Tripadvisor … but perhaps the most revolutionary of all are...
Cruise ship
A while back, I wrote a series of posts about cruising the Baltic Sea and the capitals of Scandinavia. It was a good way to see that pricey part of the world, I reasoned: with a cruise, most of your expenses are pre-paid so you’re not going broke paying Scandinavian prices...