Vagabonding Through Retirement

Bill Mahoney has been a vagabond since he began hitchhiking across the United States at thirteen, so finding a Dutch houseboat called Zwerver—Dutch for wanderer—is a perfect fit for him. And it’s aboard the Wanderer that his wife, Ina Garrison Mahoney, first discovers what she’s in for after retiring from her job in Belgium in 1987.

Narrated by both Bill and Ina, Vagabonding through Retirement takes you on many entertaining travel adventures of a couple who love interacting with people and having unusual experiences.

They spend five days on a leaky salt barge up the Mekong in Laos and travel for three days on a bamboo raft in Thailand. In Bolivia, they go down the world’s most dangerous roads and take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Moscow. And they set out in their camping van for Prague and Bucharest before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and travel to the Ukraine just after the Soviet Union breaks apart.

Bill regularly offers English lessons as a way of meeting new and interesting people. For her part, Ina sometimes rolls her eyes during these exchanges, but must admit that it attracts people who add spice to their travels.

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Join Bill and Ina on their adventures to locations across the globe in this engaging travel memoir for people who love learning about faraway places and unusual experiences.

Take a world tour on the coattails of a man who’s lived enough stories to fill ten lives, and be the first to learn more about Bill's upcoming third book, Mission Paris.

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5 Star Amazon Review

“I loved this book so much I had a hard time putting it down. Bill and Ina’s descriptions of new people, places and situations made me feel like I was right there with them.”


5 Star Amazon Review

“The experiences you will enjoy thorough Bill and Ina’s Vagabonding book, are not to be missed!!! They are colorful and captivating.”

Sharon Watts