Episode #134 ~ Memoirs of a Traveling Woman

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Dorothy Conlon and Lynn Thompson spoke by phone in the summer of 2008.

Dorothy Conlon, author of “At Home in the World: Memoirs of a Traveling Woman,” has been a citizen of the world for all of her 81 years. She was born in Japan to missionary parents and was raised there and in the United States. After completing college, she joined the U.S. Foreign Service where she met and married her husband, Ned, and continued her life abroad. Following his death in 1989, Conlon expanded her travels to remote and exotic lands to explore, teach and conduct wildlife research. She has visited more than 65 countries, and at age 81, has just returned from India where she volunteered with a service organization that aids the poorest of the poor in Chennai. Conlon has taught travel courses and given more than 600 presentations to audiences (many in retirement and care homes) throughout Southwest Florida from her home base in Sarasota.

Dorothy Conlon invites all of us to “get out there. Go somewhere. See the world from someone else’s viewpoint, and you just might see your own world from a different perspective.”


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