Polly wrote her first book, Tales of Retirement in ParadiseBLife in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, at the age of 63. It was a sell-out! She and “Husband” (Hubert Vicars) donated all of the proceeds from the book to the America-Mexico Foundation, a scholarship foundation that is their passion.
The fallout from the book was widespread! Readers began visiting Puerto Vallarta with an eye toward retiring there; many did! The funds generated by the book also meant that hundreds of bright, ambitious Puerto Vallarta girls and boys without the economic means to finish their educations received scholarships; many went on to graduate from college. Having found a way to spread the joy she and Husband found in retirement, as well as a way to help more and more young Vallartenses get an education, Polly began this second book
Join her in the serendipitous joys of daily living in her Mexican paradise. Then sail with Husband and her from Athens, Greece, to exotic ports of North Africa; visit some of South America’s greatest citiesBBuenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Spend Christmas in Antarctica and welcome in the new Millennium in saucy Santiago, Chile. Visit mysterious Easter Island and Pacific island paradises Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji and New Caledonia. Dive Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and then trek into the Outback. Enjoy Bali, Indonesia, a place whose beauty even Polly admits rivals her Puerto Vallarta. Sail on into the Indian Ocean to visit the Maldives and the Seychelles, islands of incomparable beauty on land and under the sea. See Africa’s incredible wild animals during a three-day safari in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, gape at Jordan’s hidden “Rose City” carved out of solid rock before returning to Athens and Puerto Vallarta. All along the way marvel with Polly at newly acquired geographical, historical and societal tidbits gleaned from this four-month globe-circling voyage. And, of course, meet the interesting and entertaining people she encounters all along the way.
For Polly, life is an adventure not to be missed, certainly not by those in their “senior years.” Her reported experiences could well have been those of a youngster discovering the wonders of the world. For her they are all joy-filled learning events that retirees of any age should seek out to become full participants in the world’s bounties.
She never lets life’s disappointments and misfortunes distract her from its pleasures and rewards, not the least of which are the people she meets and the young people of Puerto Vallarta!