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Offshoring Retirement

Friday, December 7th, 2018   10:41 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

As a growing number of retirees face financial insecurity, what impact could those who move abroad have on lower-income communities?   Retirement is changing. Not only are a growing number of people facing greater financial insecurity as they approach retirement. They are also aging in a cultural context that validates travel, adventure, and the pursuit …more

Retire to France? What Were We Thinking?

Monday, June 4th, 2018   4:42 pm |  Category:   Humor, Retirement locations   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

How to live a simpler life? Slower? More Zen-like? In a place with good food and wine and lots of sunshine?   We are globetrotters, my man and I. After living the expat life in over a half dozen developing countries because of my husband’s work as a development agri- economist, we had to decide …more

Retiring in Thailand

Sunday, May 20th, 2018   11:13 am |  Category:   Retirement locations   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

The decision for us to retire in Thailand was actually pretty easy. After living in the U.A.E and traveling extensively around the Middle East and Africa during my tenure with IBM, Thailand was a welcome respite. As I traveled through out the Middle East and Africa, I looked at each of the countries for one …more

Making the Late-Life Living Decision

Sunday, February 18th, 2018   5:09 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

Moving to a senior community isn’t for everyone, yet it was right for us.   The move came only after we had followed a dream: that of retiring and building a log house in a rural area.   As the years passed our daughter, just 60 miles away, moved across the state on the other …more

Making the most of a trip to Italy

Monday, February 12th, 2018   4:34 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  3 Comments  | Author:     bio

Since we bought our apartment in Bagni di Lucca in northern Tuscany almost 15 years ago I spend 6 months of every year in glorious Italy. I am often asked by first time visitors to Italy how to make the most of their trip. Time is precious and there is much to see.   If …more

Beating the summer heat

Friday, September 8th, 2017   4:45 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

By the end of June when temps near 90 degrees daily in Florida I’m ready to escape.   Here is a quick summary of my 2017 travels and how I avoided much of the severe Florida summer. Hopefully it will provide some ideas for the future!   The first two weeks of July I spent …more

Does Your Retirement Future Include Road Trips…in an RV Perhaps?

Sunday, August 20th, 2017   5:20 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations, Travel   |  3 Comments  | Author:     bio

Confident in the belief that life was about more than the career that I enjoyed, I retired on August 13, 2015, with the intent to begin the next chapter of a life well lived.  To be sure, I would miss all of the things that everyone mentions when leaving the work force—the friends, the challenges, …more

Retirement on the Road

Saturday, August 12th, 2017   2:46 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations, Travel   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

I have now lived in my tiny house on wheels for a year. It is a gypsy wagon also called a vardo, lovingly built by John Kaznecki of Maine. We set it on a Ford F150 truck with 5’x8’ bed last March.   How did this happen?   Well, I retired from work at the …more

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