Seattle’s Fremont District – The Funky Side of Town

Seattle’s Fremont District – The Funky Side of Town

While the big city is a bridge and a two mile bus ride away, Seattle’s Freemont District is one of our favorite neighborhoods.   No skyscrapers here!   But you will find great little shops, a terrific chocolate factory, more Thai food than you can eat, some...
Voting With Your Retirement Dollars

Voting With Your Retirement Dollars

Good grief!   Can it possibly be election time again?   Billions spent TV ads, yard signs, on the radio – all to buy our vote.   Here’s a news flash candidates – we baby-boomers are a huge voting block and we are savvy enough to assess the candidates...
Key West, Florida – A World Away

Key West, Florida – A World Away

On a recent kayak trip to Key West, Florida, our guide told us he is frequently asked if they accept American money.  Really?   Although this funky little town is definitely part of south Florida, we could see why someone might think they had left the country for the...
Three Days in Bruges, Belgium

Three Days in Bruges, Belgium

Photo By Alan Eng via StockPholio.com Bruges (pronounced BROO-zh) reminded us of Venice; a canal town with bridges linking the neighborhoods together.   Like Venice, Bruges, Belgium made its fortune in the maritime trade of the middle ages.   Many of the smaller...
Zipline Day with Grandma!

Zipline Day with Grandma!

One of my greatest joys is taking my grandson’s on a new adventure.   I didn’t have any trouble talking them into a zipline day with Grandma – checking another thing off my bucket list.   We found Northwest Canopy Tours on Camano Island (north of...