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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

Travelers Century Club members chalk up nations and memories

Dec 03, 2012 - 41 comments

“I decided that once my mortgage was paid off, I was going to build new wonderful memories … and accomplishments to look back on, like hiking the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu, climbing up Mount Sinai in Egypt in the Sinai desert, hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet.” click headline or photo

Tranquility Base: St. John

Travel, World Slideshow
Oct 03, 2012 - 12 comments

As we bounce along the Caribbean version of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, our rented Jeep Wrangler's off-road prowess proves worthy of the mile-long kidney-kicking ribbon of lunar-like landscape pocked with formidable rock-strewn "twisties." click headline or photo

Maui's Valley of Life and Death

Travel, World Slideshow
Sep 23, 2012 - 7 comments

The pilgrimage site for traditional Hawaiians that’s watched over by two of their many gods is now a 6.5-acre state park five kilometres west of the Wailuku small community - click headline or photo

Karma and Carnival in Italy

Travel, World Slideshow
Jul 05, 2012 - 18 comments

On a trip to celebrate retirement, the writer found dazzling Venice was so much more enjoyable without the summer tourists - click headline or photo

Athens acropolis allures ageless

Travel, World Photo
May 20, 2012 - 33 comments

There is an indescribable sensation that accompanies just being here. Perhaps it is the realization that your footsteps are following... - click headline or photo

Sails set for Scandinavia: 7-day tour tells tales of Nordic life

Mar 31, 2012 - 22 comments

A Scandinavian getaway cruise offered a multi-faceted exploration of the unique attractions of three Nordic lands - click headline or photo

Milestone March

Mar 21, 2012 - 6 comments

A walk across England coast to coast marks a 65th birthday for our Laughlines columnist William Thomas

Chartwell: Churchill at home

People, Travel, World Slideshow
Mar 20, 2012 - 4 comments

The history-filled home of Winston Churchill is a fitting end to a tour of some of most historic sites in southeast England - click headline or photo

Monday Spotlight: Travel briefs

Mar 12, 2012 - 4 comments

Ecuador remains top retirement spot / Volunteers sample wildlife conservation - click headline or photo

International Women's Day: celebrating intrepid travellers over the centuries

People, Travel, World Slideshow
Mar 08, 2012 - 5 comments

In honour of International Women’s Day, FYI and our frequent partners Cheapflights are celebrating 10 of the top trailblazing women travellers throughout the centuries