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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.

Moments

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

Tues. Spotlight: Welsh magic, sites, lore never fail to enchant

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Travel, World Slideshow
Aug 02, 2011 - 5 comments

The lore and legend, not to mention the pastoral scenes and historic sites cannot fail to enchant visitors...

My pilgrimage: The Camino de Santiago de Compostela

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Travel, World, Pastimes Slideshow
Jul 19, 2011 - 96 comments

FYI presents another submission in a continuing series highlighting extraordinary adventures taken by our readers to mark milestone birthdays or anniversaries. Send milestone anecdotes and inquiries to dwall@metroland.com. Yasmin John-Thorpe is a resident of Penticton, BC.

Calabria Italy: A journey and a reclamation of family heritage

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Travel, World Slideshow
Jul 16, 2011 - 17 comments

It took more than a century and a 6,000-mile journey to get home to the village of Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte in Italy's southernmost region of Calabria – the toe of the peninsula's boot that tickles Sicily. Three cousins from coastal Reggio de Calabria, joined my husband and I on the journey to my ancestral past....more

Noon Spotlight - Cruising: Spas and Salons on the Seven Seas

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Carnival Cruise Lines / Celebrity Cruises / Costa / Crystal Cruises / Queen Mary 2 / Holland America / MSC Cruises / Norwegian Cruise Lines / Paul Gauguin Cruises / Princess Cruises / Royal Caribbean International / Seadream / Silversea / Windstar Cruises

Top 10 music festivals worldwide

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May 25, 2011 - 4 comments

With the beginning of festival season just around the corner, here's a list of the top-10 music festivals worldwide. There is one Canadian entry – the Montreal International Jazz Festival, running from June 25 to July 4 . Coachella Music Festival,...

North from Dublin: Irish blessing rings true throughout visit to gorgeous nation

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Travel, World Slideshow
May 23, 2011 - 6 comments

The 1.5-million people in Dublin, the capital of and largest city in the Republic of Ireland, personified the traditional Irish blessing: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm...

Travel Briefs: Elderhostel changes name / Paella Express gets you there faster

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Travel, World, News&Views, News Slideshow
May 19, 2011 - 4 comments

  Elderhostel Changes Name Fear not if you've been wondering why you haven't seen any mention lately of Elderhostel, the 35-year-old not-for-profit organization that offers educational travel programs aimed primarily at people aged 50 and older. It's gone through a name...

A mountain paradox

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Travel, World Slideshow
Apr 20, 2011 - 13 comments

It's easy to understand why National Geographic's travel experts rank Bariloche, in the Andes in Argentina, as one of the most beautiful places in the world. *** BARILOCHE, Argentina – This city of about 100,000 residents is a paradox to non-Argentinians...

Viva Espana

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Travel, World Slideshow
Apr 16, 2011 - 3 comments

  Empty nesters with a few weeks or more of vacation might want to consider renting an apartment in a sunny little town on Spain's Costa del Sol, where wine is two bucks a bottle and it's often catch-of-the-day for dinner....

The Naples nobody knows

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Travel, World Slideshow
Mar 21, 2011 - 4 comments

“Did you get to Pompeii?” That’s the first question everyone asks when they hear we’ve been to Naples. Our answer is No. Nor did we head for tourist-trampled Positano on the affluent Amalfi Coast. Ditto for commercialized Capri. But we did...