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“Opening the next chapter in your life”

Retire like you have always dreamed.
The world is your oyster.

RETIRING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Did you know you can live in a warm tropical country at a fraction of the cost? Places such as Thailand, Ecuador, Vietnam, Portugal, and Mexico are much more affordable.

HEALTHY CHOICES

Your happiness begins with finding a healthy lifestyle just for you.

Traveling abroad opens your eyes to new cultures.

You’d be surprised how friendly other cultures can be.

What About Placerville?

Placerville California is a cute little mountain town about 45 miles east of Sacramento and 60 miles from South Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50. This is the famous gold country where, in 1848 at nearby Sutter's sawmill, gold was discovered.  Sutter's Mill, now a historic...

Retire in Pleasanton California

Pleasanton is so much more than pleasant!  About 40 miles south east of San Francisco, Pleasanton California enjoys warmer weather than the foggy city by the bay.  The downtown is just plain cute with local merchants, some great restaurants, and plenty of year round...

Planning for Retirement

A young man in Home Depot asked me the other day how I liked retirement.  "It's pretty cool" I said.  "They send you money for not working!"   (Not that I didn't earn that money and put away for it!)   "But how do you live on so little money?" he asked.  "Planning for...

The Beaches of Thailand

With just over 3,200 miles of coastline, you have plenty of beaches to choose from in Thailand!   This tropical land of beaches has palm trees and jungles, amazing rock formations, and plenty of warm weather and warm water.   Picking one can be a challenge!  After...

Our Search For The Perfect RV Spot

Don't trust everything you see on the internet, especially when looking for "that perfect RV spot". While preparing for our next get-a-way, we chose a spot online that looked like it might work with the direction of sunrise and where the awning would be to provide...

Ao Nang Thailand. Great Beach, Great Value

We went to Thailand for my son's wedding.   Several days later, my husband flew home and my girlfriend and I went south to visit the beaches.  After a hectic couple of days on the island of Phuket, we took friend's advice and made our way to Ao Nang, back on the...

Bangkok – The Big City with a Big Heart

Bangkok Thailand will surprise you.   The hustle and bustle of a huge city with modern skyscrapers, high end malls, and brand new Toyota taxi's  happily coexists with Buddhist temples, monks, a revered monarchy and ancient tradition.   Not far out of town, you will...

Unexpected Things About Thailand

We never thought about going to Thailand until our son met and became engaged to a lovely young Thai woman and the wedding was to be held in her home town of Udon Thani.   So Thailand rose to the top of the travel bucket list and four family members and the groom...

I’m always early and you are always late

I really enjoy being early. If I am early, I can relax. If I am not early, I am a mess. I know by being early, I am going to get the great seats I want at my restaurant, or I am going to shine in a job interview. If I am running late or barely on time, I can't relax....

Cataract Surgery – The Eyes Have It!

About a year ago, my eye doctor said it was time for cataract surgery.   "So," I asked, "what is involved in that?"   She told me they give me a shot in the eyeball, cut it open, take out the old lens and put in a new one.   I'm thinking "Are you kidding me?  A shot...

Ten Reasons To Have a Fresh Cut Christmas Tree!

Are you considering the choices in buying an artificial Christmas tree?   Newer trees can look very real!   You can get them in any size, shape, profile and color.   However, they don't come cheap!   After ages of pondering fresh or artificial trees, here are our top...

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