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Guadeloupe: Paradise Found

Saturday, July 8th, 2017   2:38 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  5 Comments  | Author:     bio

Guadeloupe is an overseas region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean…not to be confused with Guadalupe island off of the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. With a population of over 400,000, Guadeloupe is the largest E.U. territory in North America. An archipelago consisting of two larger islands, Basse-Terre and …more

An idyllic Greek isle

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017   12:05 am |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Another hot day on a Greek island. Another day of people watching down in a waterfront café. Freddo cappuccino and a sesame koulouri (bread ring) for breakfast. An ouzo and octopus as a midday aperitif before your lunch of stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Siesta, then a warm swim in the calm, clear blue waters of …more

Retiring to the tropical island of Fiji

Saturday, June 10th, 2017   4:32 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

792,000 people visited Fiji in 2016 – almost equivalent to the nation’s population. Clearly people have discovered the big Bula smiles and the relaxed way of life and it is resonating in people’s hearts.   Can I retire to Fiji?   Immigration to Fiji is very strict. Before you start planning your retirement in Fiji, …more

Spellbound by Switzerland’s Splendor

Monday, May 29th, 2017   1:25 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

On a sunny day, as if mesmerized, my sister remains frozen at our window seat held spellbound by Switzerland’s splendor. “It’s amazing,” she exclaims. “In Switzerland every mile is beautiful.”     Visitors tend to agree; we have arguably one of the best views in the world. Our house above Lake Geneva overlooks the Alps …more

Tales from Thailand

Friday, May 19th, 2017   10:20 am |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

It’s no wonder Thailand is such a popular tourist destination. This beautiful country has amazing food, friendly people, and so many fun things to do. There’s the big city excitement of Bangkok, gorgeous beaches, elephants to ride, and all kinds of other interesting things in between. During my recent Thai adventure I had many awesome …more

Why I love southern India

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017   4:07 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  3 Comments  | Author:     bio

I am approaching 62 and have been spending the last 5 years going back and forth from the US to India on a tourist visa. While so many love northern India because of its beauty and splendor, I love southern India more. Yes there are places where it is very hot but there are ‘hill …more

Beyond Beach Resorts and Tourist Towns – finding the real Mexico

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017   3:57 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel   |  6 Comments  | Author:     bio

Ten places to discover in Mexico beyond Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas.   1.Rio Lagartos: Exploring the estuary by boat we see a group of flamingos a short distance away. It is barely past sunrise and the world is honeyed with golden light. And there they are in front of us, thirty or …more

My “Senior” Gap Year

Friday, February 10th, 2017   11:12 pm |  Category:   Life, Travel   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

The seeds of a Senior Gap Year abroad—the age-old British tradition of spending time far from home—were sown when I was 22 and doing graduate work in France’s Loire Valley. It was 1979, and my time abroad ignited a love affair with France and uncovered a wanderlust that compelled me to travel the continent.   …more

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