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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

Seeking sun, sand and surgery

Many Canadians are looking beyond the northern border for medical care ranging from dental crowns to hip replacement surgery. Their search is often due to frustrations over unbearable wait times, expensive elective procedures, or the desire for a specialized treatment unavailable at home.

Get the facts on travel insurance

Aug 31, 2013 - 9 comments

Unexpected expenses that can add up quickly. The insurer Medipac lists the following: Snowbird, Travel Medical, Vacation or Trip Cancellation, Annual Multi-Trip, Visitor’s to Canada, Baggage and Evacuation Insurance - click headline or photo

Spotlight: Insurance case underlines importance of disclosing medical history

Apr 30, 2012 - 46 comments

...if you buy insurance because you have a “pre-existing” health condition and fear it could force you to cancel your trip, you may be wasting your money - click headline or photo

Friday Spotlight: Top tips for buying Cdn. travel insurance

Nov 18, 2011 - 20 comments

Buying travel insurance is an essential part of booking a trip. But not all insurance coverage is equal and the process of choosing your coverage can be confusing. Here’s how to wade through the various policies. Click headline...

CSA’s Snowbird Extravaganza offers community to Canucks

Mar 11, 2011 - 4 comments

Good and cheap. That is the formula the Canadian Snowbird Association uses to attract tens of thousands of senior snowbirds to its annual Snowbird Extravaganzas each winter. Good, as in tremendous, top-drawer entertainers and myriad other attractions and exhibits such as...

Directory of travel health insurers

Oct 01, 2008 - 48 comments

Forever Young has assembled this list of Canadian travel-health insurance companies, with information verified as of September, 2008. * * * 21st Century Travel Insurance Ltd. Medicare International: product for Snowbirds with $5 million maximum 800-461-2100 Saveaway: new discount product with...

Good advice from a veteran executive

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

Nichola Ward, a former travel insurance industry executive who established the website, offers good, basic advice on buying travel insurance. "Buying travel insurance is relatively simple. You figure out how long you're going for, what kind of coverage you want...

Smart snowbirds know to 'beat their birthday'

Oct 01, 2008 - 5 comments

Travel insurance can protect you from significant losses, including cancelled trips, lost baggage, medical emergencies, as well as other unforeseen circumstances. The following is a brief description of some of the general types of travel insurance available. Emergency Medical Insurance: provides...

The pain of it all

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...