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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

Whistle-stopping through the Alaskan wilderness

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

A recent collaboration between the Alaska Railroad and the U.S. Forest Service lets travellers take a train from Anchorage, Girdwood, or Portage deep into remote areas of Chugach National Forest. At the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop, for example, visitors can take...

Cars and choirs

Travel, North America Slideshow
Jan 14, 2008 - 4 comments

In one of those quirks of history, the two things for which Winston Salem, N.C. is best known are Old Salem - originally a settlement of the Moravian Church - and NASCAR, which is about as far from church as you...

Who's for the birds?

Jan 14, 2008 - 4 comments

There's good news for the more than 50-million people in North America who willingly spend hours with binoculars pressed to their eyebrows looking skyward to call out the identity of a double-crested cormorant or a peregrine falcon, or who tramp through...

Death Valley - yes, seriously!

Travel, North America Slideshow
Jan 14, 2008 - 4 comments

Despite its reputation as one of the most inhospitable spots on the planet, the long narrow basin called Death Valley slowly grows on you. Except for the busloads of foreign visitors stopping overnight on their way to the Grand Canyon or...

Catamaran to Key West

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

To drive from Miami to America's southern-most point, Key West, means long hours behind the wheel. Now you can go by sea in four hours on a jet-powered catamaran. Key West Express, which has been providing catamaran service for a dozen...

Missouri legends

Travel, North America Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Pretty Kansas City, once a trading post on a bend in the Missouri River, has evolved into a notable commercial centre while managing to keep its small-town appeal. In the 1920s, J. C. Nichols, who created Country Club Plaza on the...

Kentucky horsepower

Travel, North America Slideshow
Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

September 2007 Many Canadians heading south to the Sunshine State will gun it all the way in one day, while some will stay a night or two on the road. I'm an advocate of the latter approach. I find Kentucky to...

Make tracks for Utah

Travel, North America Slideshow
Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

September 2007 OGDEN, Utah -- The massive iron-wheeled monster hurtled toward us, smoke streaming from its stack and a clanging bell broadcasting an unmistakable message: "Stay clear, I'm coming through!" Later, during a quiet summer hike at the Snowbasin ski resort,...

Granville Island Revisited

Travel, North America Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It took about a hundred years, but Granville Island now might be called the pumped-up heart of Vancouver. "It's not what I expected," one tourist remarked. She'd pictured lawns, gardens, tranquility. Instead, she found a place packed to its edges with...

To be by the sea

Travel, North America Slideshow
Jul 01, 2007 - 4 comments

There's something about the grand hotels that were built around the turn of the last century. Enter one and you are transported to a time of elegance, a time when money was spent freely to create more than a concrete shell...