Jean Goulden was born and educated in the United Kingdom. Inheriting a love of language, reading and travel from her parents, she pursues these interests passionately. Jean raised her family in Massachusetts, while adapting to low vision caused by a retinal disorder. In spite of her disability, Jean rafted down the Grand Canyon, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Her non-fiction books interweave contemporary hiking tales from England’s Coast to Coast Way and Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela with the history, spirituality and culture of former times. Author of the popular blog, Salt Spray and Aspens, she shares a retirement life that is far from retiring! Together with partner Chris, they divide their time between north Florida and central Colorado trying, mostly in vain, to control their crazy cats. Jean is working on her debut novel, A Glass Darkly, a book that explores identity, courage and restitution with humor, tenderness and compassion.

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Lucky

Lucky

LuckyJust a couple of weeks ago, Chris and I surprised ourselves by scaling the steep headland that overlooks Mamora Bay, Antigua.  Even recovered from the climb, the view is breathtaking. To the right, a lucky horseshoe bay surrounded by hillsides dotted with...

Mrs. Satan for President

Mrs. Satan for President

Mrs. Satan for PresidentAs she passed around an article, our French conversation teacher suggested in a mild way, that we might find it controversial. Controversial?  Sacré bleu!  That’s quite the understatement.  I was blown away! Since I grew up in England, where...

By Chance

By Chance

By ChanceSome of the best things in life happen by chance. We were enjoying a family vacation on the West Coast of Scotland when, by chance, we spotted a poster advertising the Highland Games to be held the following day on the isle of Mull in the Western Hebrides. As...