Category: Retirement locations (page 1 of 21)

Australian Road Trip (Part 1)

Never foreseeing just how serious the world-wide pandemic would become, we set off on what was intended to be a three-week road trip in early March of this year. My journal started with a light-hearted entry, “Australians have coped with extended drought, water restrictions, unprecedented bush fires, flooding rains, and the threat of cyclones, but …more



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Beacon Terrace In Lockdown

When I decided to write an article about what our community was doing during this lockdown period, I said to myself, gee, being cooped up inside for nearly 2 months, (since March 13 to be exact) what could I write about. Well, I could write about how the lockdown affected my wife and I and …more



The Algarve is perfect for walkers like us

Our love affair with the Algarve began five years ago when we arrived in the southernmost region of Portugal to walk the Via Algarviana. Unlike the majority of holidaymakers, we weren’t heading to the coast for a fortnight of sun, sand and Sagres (the local beer). In fact, we wouldn’t be setting foot on a …more



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Seven Reasons Why I Love Portugal—and Why You Will, Too

Ever wonder what it would be like to make Europe your home? After having lived all around the United States and traveling much of the world, my husband and I moved to Portugal more than seven years ago. Here’s why we stay. Lifestyle Born in Brooklyn and living almost 30 years in Los Angeles, I’m …more



Flocking to Portugal

It is not just the seagulls flocking to Portugal! 2,000 people a day are requesting residency here. Yes, two thousand! And why not? The Portuguese people have a well-deserved reputation for their friendliness. Sun shines most of the year, even in the north; more so, the further south you go. The cuisine is fresh and …more



Gold Coast

“The Glitter Strip”, “The GC”, “The Goldie” – these are just a few of the Aussie slang names for the Queensland city famous for it’s 57km strip of sandy beaches. Roughly an hour’s drive south of the state’s capital Brisbane is the Gold Coast. With over 13 million visitors each year, and a population of …more



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The Bumpy Road of Life

Imagine driving along a back country road in the central volcanic region of Mexico, awed by the unusual shapes of the mountains. You hit a speed bump. Bam! You jam on the brakes. A native described the speed bumps, “They are dead policemen,” he said. In life, one experiences similar shocking bumps of awareness, slowing you …more



Home for A While

To know someone here or there With whom you feel there is an understanding In spite of distance or thoughts unexpressed— That can make of this earth’s garden. Goethe I can’t believe it’s been eight months since we sold our home and downsized to a lovely condo on Lake Murray. Now that I think about …more



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