Boston Massachusetts in Retirement

Boston Massachusetts in Retirement

Boston, Massachusetts is simply one of those places that should be on your bucket list.   Whether you retire here permanently or just stay for a couple of months, there is so much to explore in the city and surrounding area there would never be enough time to see it...
Laid Back Living on Lopez Island

Laid Back Living on Lopez Island

I have been living in the San Juan Islands in Washington state for a few years now. And whenever I want to just relax and read a book, I just pack up my bicycle and take the ferry on over to our beautiful Lopez Island. Laid back living on Lopez Island consists of a...
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...
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...