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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

Cruising: Enjoy a private Caribbean island with cruising friends

Mar 08, 2011 - 4 comments

Imagine being a castaway on a sandy beach with plenty of aquatic and other toys to play with. There might be some trails through the trees. And, oh yes, there's a cruise-ship crew ready with food and drink, and maybe even...

Live like a count in Portugal's manor homes

Feb 21, 2011 - 6 comments

There's not much better way to soak in the culture, camaraderie and cuisine of Portugal than by staying at a solare, one of the manor houses, farm estates or rustic country homes sprinkled around this country anchored at the southwestern edge...

CRUISING: Save on repositioning cruises

Feb 20, 2011 - 5 comments

During April and May, many cruise companies move their ships from winter to summer cruising waters. Passengers who choose these voyages get more cruising days for their money, and a different cruise experience. Known as repositioning, this semi-annual process is reversed...

Don’t forget Havana

Travel, World, Snowbirds Slideshow
Jan 03, 2011 - 4 comments

  Like most Canadians, my trip to Cuba meant a week spent at one of Cuba’s beautiful beach areas – in our case, the famous Varadero. For a change of pace one day my wife and I decided to take a...

Paradise in Provence

Travel, World Slideshow
May 18, 2010 - 4 comments

There is something delightful about staying in a vacation spot for a couple of weeks or even more.  Personally, I enjoy unpacking once, putting things into drawers or closets, stuff into the bathroom, and basically living as if in my own...

Correction: West is west

May 14, 2010 - 4 comments

Editor’s Note: We have received a couple of emails noting a mistake in the article in the March edition on Portugal. The passage in question stated: “The Algarve region is a particular favourite for Canadians looking for longstay accommodation. On the...


Mar 22, 2010 - 4 comments

Take your European vacation at home If a true European vacation is not in the cards this year, why not take a European-style vacation right at home. Vancouver-based Fresh Tracks offers several choices that can be quite continental, depending upon what...

A Spanish lesson lost in translation

Travel, World Photo
Jan 21, 2010 - 4 comments

I used to vacation in the Dominican Republic where the weather was grand and the people fantastic, the friendliest in the Caribbean. It’s an island where music is the language of locals and stress does not exist. The national motto of...

Age of adventure

Travel, World Slideshow
Dec 30, 2009 - 4 comments

They’re climbing volcanoes. Taking Antarctic expeditions. Reliving the Battle of Gettysburg. Like Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List, many retirees are clamouring for exotic adventure. Watching a lava stream erupt from a volcano was exciting for Albert McIntosh, of Oakville, Ont....

Meet your match

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

My dance partner's feet seem to be moving to the rhythm of a different drummer; he's certainly ignoring the beat of the music I'm hearing. My own feet are desperately trying to sort it all out. After an eternity, the music...