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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.


Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

The whiskey side of Scotland

Travel, World Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

To see Scotland in all her splendour in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere, one possibility is the "Taste of Scotland Whisky Tour." I took the trip, hosted by Louise and David Matthew, along with a dozen congenial malt whisky enthusiasts. We...

Adventures in the rain forest

Travel, World Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 9 comments

When we told friends and relatives where we were headed, their retort was always something like: "The Amazon? Are you out of your mind? It's hot. It's wet. There's nothing there but mosquitoes and alligators." And why did we choose a...

Ride a lazy river

Travel, World Slideshow
Jan 14, 2008 - 7 comments

In a land of jungle and caves washed by the Caribbean waters along Jamaica's northern coast, are the resorts for which this country is justly famous -- Half Moon in Montego Bay, the Grand Lido in Negril and Breezes a short...

Sailor's delight

Travel, World Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

During a 1770 voyage of discovery, Captain James Cook was the first to praise sailing among the Whitsunday Islands off the northeast coast of Australia. In his log book he wrote: "Everywhere good anchorages ... indeed the whole passage is one...

Volcanos & vineyards

Travel, World Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 6 comments

The Azores seem more like Hawaii than Portugal, with their black lava fields, flowers and whales. Although the mid-Atlantic archipelago combines elements from both destinations, our visit to four of the nine islands confirmed that they have unique personalities. On Faial,...

Gourmand's getaway

Travel, World Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

In windy Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand located on the North Island, two unabashedly determined females have launched innovative local tour companies. High on the list of hot topics are food and wine. "We sit around the table for...

A road into history

Travel, World Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

There's nobody in sight on this early summer morning as I step onto the pavement and look toward the distant hills. The road is straight. Were it not for the ruins and collapsed farmhouses, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, some...

Eurostar speeds up Paris

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Beginning this fall, Eurostar cuts about 25 minutes off its London service to Paris and Brussels. Trains leaving north London's St. Pancras Station offer service on a high-speed line to Brussels in less than two hours and to Paris in less...

Denmark's Tivoli dresses for Christmas

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

From mid-November to the end of the year, Copenhagen's classic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, dons holiday raiment as it presents delights of Christmases past and present. Strollers wander through miniature villages with their shops or sample the 30-odd rides and many...

Christmas shop, Swedish style

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, lays claim to the largest Christmas market in the country. From mid-November to Christmas Eve, the city's centrally located Liseberg Amusement Park, the country's most popular visitor attraction, has its 80 cabins and shops offering an...