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Galicia, Spain

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019   8:24 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

When people think of Spain, what generally pops into their minds is a stereotype. Bulls, flamenco dancers, sangría, and possibly, paella dance through their heads. Images of sunny beaches, olive groves, and white-painted houses clustered together on a dusty plain soon follow. Much of this stereotype dates back to Ernest Hemingway, and Franco’s intention to …more

Another Senior Hiking Adventure. St. Lucia

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019   10:08 pm |  Category:   Travel   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Age is just a number. If it starts with a ‘7’, you are not eliminated from certain activities. Same with an ‘8’. Regardless of the kids saying, aren’t you too old to take that risk? Bucket list items should never become casualties to a number. Yes, we need to be a bit more cautious and …more

What Now?

Friday, December 21st, 2018   12:42 am |  Category:   Life, Travel   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Like me, you’ve probably asked yourself, When did I get old enough to retire?  I still ask myself, When did I get old?   My husband Rob of thirty-one years and I met and married in our early forties. We have a blended family of two sons and two daughters, but through the years we’ve …more

Asian Servants

Monday, December 17th, 2018   9:28 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

During the 1970s in my international banking career, my wife and I lived in Southeast Asia for five years—two in Jakarta and three in Singapore. Returning to the States, we found that friends were curious about servants and assumed they were like those in PBS British dramas. Before arriving in Jakarta, we had hoped our …more

Travel, Hiking & Writing To Good Health

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018   3:52 pm |  Category:   Life, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon this website and I can tell you why; I thrive when I can share my experiences that I believe may guide others. So ‘posting’ on a forum where I can reach out to many like minded friends is a dream come true. This is not to be confused …more

An Alternative to Total Retirement

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018   11:07 am |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I remember wondering when I should retire. It started around Christmas time of my retirement year. The thoughts I was turning over in my mind went something like this: Can I afford to retire? I would have to take a small financial penalty on my pension if I was to retire that year. What would …more

Trans Canada

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   6:33 pm |  Category:   Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Hello Again friends, well it’s been quite a year! I am waving to you from New Hampshire for the moment. I drove across Canada, it was a wonderful trip! I highly recommend it! The Canadian national parks are spectacular, nature there is untouched, there are fewer people on the roads and life goes on at …more

Making the most of a trip to Italy

Monday, February 12th, 2018   4:34 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  4 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

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