Life Begins at Forty World Trip Is Possible By ROBERT PETERSON What do most people dream of doing when they retire? A lot of them drcum of taking a trip around the world — and then writing a book about it. This dream came true for John and Hcddy Kracmer. When John retired three years ago from his job with an oil company they boarded a freighter bound for Finland and for the next 20 months sailed the globe-' and visited 30 different countries. How much did the travel cost? Well, the total fares and costs during the 190 days they were on shipboard came to $4,190 or a<bout$ll a day per person. Their living expenses during stopovers and land tours were extra. They were on board ship only part of these 20 months, for the Kraemers were in no hurry and were eager to become intimately acquainted with the countries of the world. They planned their trip as they went along. Whenever a port seemed appealing they would find an inexpensive hotel or apartment and settle down for a two or three week stay. Then they'd take the next boat and move on to another adventure. Haddy jotted down occasional observations and when their odyssey finally ended she organized her notes and wrote a book, "More Time Than Money," which is the best account I've read of a round-the-world retirement safari. Their route took them from New York to Finland and then across Scandinavia to England. Then to Antwerp, Marseilles, Genoa, Cairo, Singapore and Bangkok. Then from India to Australia, New Guinea, Hong Kong and Japan. Then to Africa and from there across the Atlantic to Ilio dc Janeiro and finally back to the States. Which city did they like best? "Bangkok," agree the Kraem- ers. "This lovely city in Thailand not only lives up to its mysterious and allcring name but exceeds one's expectations. And what a surprise to discover how welcome Aemricans are here in contrast to many other areas where we are barely tolerated, NO PUCE FOR AN AMATEUR When a situation arise* that requires positive and precise action, there is no substitute for professional know-how. Tint is certainly true of your "financial" situation. That's why we provide a professional analysis of your personal and family insurance needs. It's part of our P.S., Personal Service. « MILLER INSURANCE AGENCY 118 E. Chestnut BR 6-3512 MEMBER GARDEN CITY INSURANCE BOARD Mill* We feel Thailand should be left to the last when visiting Eastern countries as 1 temples, palaces, and public buildings elsewhere in the Orient seem pale by comparison." Like .most retirees, the Krae- mers studied the retirement potentials of the various countries. Did they find a perfect retirement haven? "Yes, we fell in love with Australia. It's 'got all the qualifications, for the cost of living is less than in the states, the scenery is magnificent, and there's a wide range of climate from which to choose. "Best of all is the friendliness of the people. Maybe it's because they are in a somewhat isolated part of the world, but they go out of Mieir way to welcome you. They show a real interest, and let you know how much they would like you to stay in their midst. We'd love retiring to Australia except that we'd be so far away from old friends and members of our family." It's obvious from this book that the Kraemers consider this round-the-world trip the greatest experience of their lives, and 18 Garden City Telegram Saturday, September 6, 1963 plan their retirement time and that they hope every couple will finances in such a way that they, too, can enjoy this crown jewel of human (ravels. 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