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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

Life on wheels: RV life is great for the Reads and their Sherman Tank

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Dec 02, 2014 - 7 comments

“We came up with a plan at the end of July, 2007 and by Oct. 15 we had sold the house, quit our jobs and hit the road. It started loosely as a two-year plan"

River of Life: Sailing Bangkok's Chao Phraya River to the Temple of The Dawn

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Nov 22, 2014 - 0 comments

"Is this not better than suffering in the pollution and traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok?" - click headline

All things for all snowbirds

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Nov 15, 2014 - 1 comments

“It’s a real interesting phenomenon,” he says. “When I came on the board (of directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association) in 2006, we really had to sell memberships, get out there and push to sell memberships. Now, people are lining up to buy them.”

Snowbirds in the know: Elderhostel now called Roads Scholar

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Oct 31, 2014 - 0 comments

The setting may be academic but courses aren’t anything like the dull drills you remember from college days. There are no grades, no pop quizzes. Classes are interesting, relevant, hip and often have an element of fun - click headline

Mattamy welcomes empty nesters to RiverTown, Florida

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Oct 30, 2014 - 0 comments

In April of this year, Mattamy announced the purchase of the RiverTown community in Jacksonville, Fla. for $43.6-million U.S. from St. Joe Company in what it termed “one of the most significant real estate transactions in north Florida in the last 10 years.” click headline

Cruising: New cargo/cruise ship headed for South Seas

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Oct 29, 2014 - 0 comments

The Aranui calls at a half-dozen of the volcanic outcroppings in an archipelago with dramatic crags towering over lush valleys, tropical forests and scattered villages. It has been called French Polynesia's most spectacular island chain - click headline

Snowbirds: Go Las Vegas to Baja on AeroMexico

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Oct 25, 2014 - 0 comments

Want to parlay a trip to Las Vegas into a quick hop over to Baja California in Mexico, 70 minutes away? click headline

Florida housing: You never know

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Oct 23, 2014 - 0 comments

If you seek a good buy on a winter home and are a canny shopper, the good news is that many great deals are still available - click headline

Checklist before buying travel health insurance

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Oct 21, 2014 - 1 comments

...and for those new to being out of the country for an extended time period, one of the most important items to plan is around insurance - click headline

Snowbird Notes: Arizona tops in long-stay vacations

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Oct 20, 2014 - 0 comments

Arizona tops in long-stay vacations / Scottsdale Chute for the Stars / Austin hosts Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix / Florida theme park expansions / Snowbirds find Mexico, Cuba attractive - click headline