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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

The pain of it all

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Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

SEPTEMBER 2007 Many Canadians have a thing or two to say about our health-care system. Although touted as one of the best in the world, if you or a loved one have spent any time in an emergency room recently, you...

Make tracks for Utah

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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

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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...

All aboard the Toy Train

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Travel, World Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

India changes people, I was once told by a friend from that country. Even though I have been to the subcontinent several times, there's one word that describes what I learned on a recent trip: patience. Train travel has always excited...

Deemed if you do

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

As a mature Canadian, just about now is when you might be contemplating a trip south during our cold winter. And this year the strong loonie makes the U.S. south more affordable for greater numbers than in many years. But here's...

To be by the sea

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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...

Follow the Dinosaur Trail

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

The history of Montana is crammed with Lewis and Clark lore, reviews of Custer's Last Stand, Indian tribal legends, and savage sheep men-vs-cattlemen wars. The land most in view to visitors is that of cattle, cowboys, Crow, casinos, Cheyenne, and cottonwoods....

The Istanbul pact

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Travel, World Slideshow
Jun 01, 2007 - 5 comments

Istanbul Turkey, the city that straddles two continents, Asia and Europe, is unique. From various vistas you can view the Bosporus and the Golden Horn all in one glance as well as the domed tops of the mosques that rise on...

There and back

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

It's pouring rain on Day 34 of my cross-Canada trip and I've just met Nathalie and Philipe, fellow-passengers waiting for the 14-hour ferry to Newfoundland. Nathalie learns I'm car-camping on my 17-week adventure and, in a prime example of the kindness...

Northern splendours

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Travel, Cruising Slideshow
May 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Ranger CJ Rea lowered her binoculars and pointed to a mountain goat with its kid near the bottom of a nearby thousand-foot cliff. "These sure-footed creatures descend from the heights to escape predators such as black bears and wolves that might...