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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.

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Travel, World Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

In the past few years, Israel has begun carving a niche in the gastronomic world. So this trip to the land of milk and honey was planned specifically to eat. After meeting our guide, Yuval Russ, we checked into Tel Aviv's...

See more of Europe

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

If your travel plans include Europe, more countries are now easier to reach. Nine new countries were added to the European Union late last year - the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia - bringing the...

MADRID: A passion for life

Travel, World Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

"Lady, please don't fold your passport, it is going to tear," said the solicitous immigration agent as he opened the document, caressing its creases, as I arrived in Madrid, Spain. My passport had been stuffed open and bent backwards in the...

Magic in the countryside

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

With Madrid as a home base, tourists can explore the surrounding countryside, including many towns and villages that each exude their own form of Iberian magic. Aranjuez, 40 miles south of Madrid, allows visitors to enjoy a special location designed for...

New hub for Lufthansa

Jul 23, 2008 - 4 comments

Up, up and away with Lufthansa Lufthansa Airlines has added a new hub city to its flight routes. Along with the major hub in Frankfurt there’s a new addition in Dusseldorf (Germany).  As well, new flights will now take off from...

Southampton sojourn

Travel, World Slideshow
May 01, 2008 - 7 comments

In a quiet stand of trees outside Old Town Southampton's western wall is a testimonial to the heart and hardiness of those who sailed to North America. The Mayflower Memorial overlooks the site where last-minute repairs were made to the creaking...

New Riviera lures chic crowd

Travel, World Photo
May 01, 2008 - 4 comments

Hip Europeans are already overrunning a "new Riviera." Except for Dubrovnik, where cruise ships stop for an afternoon or a night, Americans have barely discovered Croatia's Dalmatian Coast with its sun-soaked white-pebble beaches, restaurants and casinos, and ancient ruins. While this...

Port of Dreams

Travel, World Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

On an island outside the German city of Hamburg, a brand new museum is dedicated to the massive migration of Europeans to North America. It gives visitors a you-are-there experience of the refugees who poured from the European shores for almost...

Lovin' the pub life

Travel, World Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Visitors to Britain who may be concerned about the impact of a soaring British pound on the dining-out budget, can take solace in an inexpensive alternative: that ubiquitous British institution known as the neighbourhood pub. The history of these venerable public...

Biking Paris now easier

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

A new self-service bicycle transit system called Velib lets Parisians and visitors to the French capital pick up and drop off any of the more than 20,500 bicycles distributed among more than 1,400 locations throughout the city. Each Velib parking station...