In 2007, Bill Birnbaum and his wife sold their home, put everything they owned in storage, and purchased one-way tickets to Arequipa, Peru. They spent the next eight months living in Peru, working voluntarily in a poor community in the Andes Mountains. Unusual yes, but typical of a fellow with an adventurous spirit.
Bill’s recently published memoir, “A Lifetime of Small Adventures,” include his stories of adventure, misadventure, and lessons learned along the way. Bill lives in Sisters, Oregon with his adventurous wife, Wendy, a red kayak and a well-worn pair of hiking boots. He writes a blog at AdventureRetirement.com.