Travel brings a sense of delight and wonder that never stops no matter what age you are… and it is the crown jewel of retirement. In this day and age, travel can mean almost anything you want it to — from world wide tours to a weekend in the mountains. 
We’ll focus a lot of attention on travel because we have a passion for it. But we won’t do it in a conventional way — you can get typical trips on other websites. Instead, we’ll cover topics and ideas that you won’t find anywhere else, to take you off the beaten track, but no so much as to be inaccessible.


Going on Safari

An amazing adventure in the lap of luxury. You’re not going to see any pictures of animals in the wild. There are plenty of places you can find those. Instead, my focus is on what the...


The Mayor of Cinque Terre

A tour guide with more than just some facts and figures. Occasionally I will do private tours, particularly if I’m pressed for time and in a city I’m unfamiliar with. I rely mostly on...


Lazio, Italy — Part 1

Ancient and medieval villages in northern Lazio. Anyone who’s been to Italy, has been to Rome. And if you’ve been to Tuscany you’ve probably visited the hill towns. In this piece we...


Cruising the Amalfi Coast

Better than driving the coast road. I’ve driven the Amalfi coast more times than I need to remember. I don’t really find it nerve-wracking, as long as you’re paying attention. There are guard rails...


Lazio, Italy — Part 2 

A driving tour of the towns and villages north of Rome. In this second article on the medieval hill towns around Rome, we’re focusing on is the Rieti Province, part of the Lazio Region just...


Upper Normandy — Part 1

Exploring the beautiful medieval towns and villages just south of Rouen. Normandy, just west of Paris has some great history. It was settled as early as the 4th century b.c. and was the location of...


Setting Up Your Own Driving Tours

With some basic internet skills, you can set up your own driving tours of the most beautiful out-of-the-way towns and villages in Europe. Visiting the major cities is of course where one starts in...


Upper Normandy — Part 2 

Touring the Medieval towns and villages west of Rouen. In case you skipped Part 1, here’s a quick synopsis about Normandy — first settle in the 4th century b.c., Vikings in the 9th...


Food Walking Tours

A great way to learn about and sample local cuisine. I’m not an organized tour kind of person. I don’t like the lack of intimacy, the feeling of being herded, and the forced structure of having to be...


Gites in France

Little cottages that are old world and offer a different kind of travel experience. We’ve talked about renting villas as a great way of feeling embedded in whatever country you’re...

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We are committed to the idea that those of us in our mature years have a long way to go. We have the resources of time and money — but also a sense of purpose. We still want to explore, pursue new paths, and create new adventures; we celebrate our lives rather than just muddle through them. Agnituslife.com strives to be a dynamic platform that provides information you won’t find anywhere else, and that will help you continue to expand your horizons.

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