Whilst many of us dream of travelling the world, Karen has her sights set on a smaller tour.
Karen thought she had fought the good fight in her defence of freedom of speech, but alas, it was not that simple.
Karen's blood pressure took a leap into the stratosphere this week when she learned one of her favourite and inspirational poems was whitewhashed from an art installation.
Finding our feet in retirement is easy for some, not as easy for others, particularly if we are forced into retirement. As Valerie and Karen have both found, it can be difficult to fit in when you are outside your comfort zone.
At only 16 Emma convinced her parents she was mature enough to go on holidays with a friend - to China.
Just last week Laura Ingalls Wilder was stripped of a literary award because the language in her books is no longer deemed appropriate.
Although Karen loves to travel as much as she loves books. She says: "I love how books allow me to revisit favourite places, visit some I may never see and experience things in my mind I never want to face in life."
In this blog, Liz tells us why she wrote her latest book, A Month of Sundays.
One is a former US president, the other a much-loved entertainment legend.
The road to family reunions is paved with good intentions, as Karen learned when the reunion her family were planning took an unanticipated turn.