Never Too Old to Travel: A 95-Year-Old Backpacker in a Solo Trip

Typical Backpack Used by Backpacking Globetrotters

A passion for travel NEVER goes away.  

Take it from Mr. Wright. Planning a trip to Europe at the age of 95 years old, Australian backpacker Keith Wright did not see his age as a huge hindrance to his annual travels. He started to travel solo ten years ago, and his story was covered by Daily Mail UK writer Sarah Gordon. When interviewing Wright, he stated that he “sold his house and used some of the left-over money to spend four days travelling through Turkey by bus” during his first ever solo backpacking experience (“World’s Oldest Backpacker Plans Two-Month Trip to Europe at 95 Years Old”).

“I have had itchy feet all my life and had always wanted to go to Gallipoli on Anzac Day, so I decided to sell our house and put the extra money towards a holiday”, Wright shares.

“My belief is that if you are fit and able to travel independently, it is the best way to see as much as of the world as you want… I have seen things that most tourists haven’t seen, because I walk the back streets and take trains or buses to nearby towns for the day.”

“Most people I meet are surprised when I tell them my age and amazed that I have come all the way from Australia.”

Check out the rest of Wright’s story here, and be inspired with this brave, senior backpacker!

by Blogger002 on 06/02/2012 in Sightseeing