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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

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...

Alaska's Strait goods

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Travel, Cruising Photo
May 01, 2007 - 4 comments

"Dum-dum, dum-dum." The staccato rhythm from the small drums, echoing off the timbered walls of the small theatre, is accompanied by spirited chants of the masked men and women. The chanting ceases and the half-dozen or so players, garbed in long...

2-wheel touring

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Travel, World Slideshow
Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It started innocently enough. My older brother in Calgary was the first to be hooked. Pretty soon he got me hooked; a year later my younger brother in Denmark as well. Two years ago, two of my elder brothers in Denmark...

More Canucks visit Arizona

Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The latest statistics indicate that Arizona continues to hold its place as a getaway hotspot for Canucks. A record 342,300 Canadians visited Arizona in the first six months of 2006, a 20-per-cent increase from the first half of 2005. Making the...

Swiss charm

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Travel, World Photo
Apr 01, 2007 - 8 comments

If you haven't visited Zurich recently, you might not recognize it. Sure, the gray-suited bankers still rush off the trains to their mammoth bank offices each morning and back at night. But there's a new sense of energy radiating through this...

Caribbean barefoot

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Travel, Cruising Slideshow
Mar 01, 2007 - 6 comments

Heading out to sea under sail, a vision that accompanied me growing up in Massachusetts, became a reality on the four-masted barquentine SV Legacy departing from Saint Thomas for a six-day tour of these U.S. and British Virgin Islands. The Legacy,...

Hotlanta

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Travel, North America Slideshow
Mar 01, 2007 - 5 comments

Locals like to call this fast-paced cosmopolitan city that embraces both sleek skyscrapers and stately Southern homes "Hotlanta." Cars vie for space on busy Spaghetti Junction in this cultural capital of the South that offers theatre, ballet, and symphony. But a...