Retirebook

“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.

Walking the Dog. A Daily Adventure!

At 8 am, and 4 pm, like clockwork, our beagle/golden mix is in my face. It's time for a walk. How does she know these two times of the day? She won't leave me alone until I finally give in and off we go.  Walking the dog.  Again.In the winter, this is great. Warming...

Cambridge Maryland – Retire and Fish!

Cambridge Maryland is located on the Choptank River, on the eastern shore - across the Chesapeake Bay from the southern end of the Washington DC area.  A town of about 12,500 and right on the water, this whole area is known for its fishing, sailing, and crab hunting...

Retirement in Rapid City, South Dakota

While you may not have considered a retirement in Rapid City, South Dakota, there are dozens of reasons why you might want to spend a long season exploring this part of the nation.   And while Mt. Rushmore is probably the biggest tourist area, those who get to stay...

Retire in Inverness Scotland

We think Inverness is a fine example of the true Scotland; a smaller town with a little Celtic mystique.  There are local standing stones, the intrigue of what's really in Loch Ness, a great castle ruin, a really nice woolen mill shop, and a short drive to the...

Journaling – A Lifelong Obsession

Being isolated as a dependent on a sea duty tour taught me to put my thoughts and ideas down on paper. Back in 1980, before computers, the internet, even word processors, the good old pen and notebook were all I had. "Be sure to write" Mom said before departing on...

Our Favorite Oregon Golf Courses Under $100

World class golf is everywhere in Oregon. Here Are Our Favorite Oregon Golf Courses Under $100. In the past 20 years or so, Oregon has seen an explosion of some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in America. Some of Oregon's courses are can be very...

Top Ten Unexpected Things About Retirement

Most Anyone who is retired will tell you it's a dream come true.   It took me a whole year to wake up without the urgency of getting to work.   Pinch me - is this real?   I get to do what I want, when I want, stay in my jammies all day if I want?  Really?  But it's...

What To Do With Mountains of Travel Photos

One of my priorities on the 'Retirement Bucket List' was to go through all the photos we've taken on our dozens of trips.   My plan was to pick the ones we liked the best and make albums.   Then my father passed away and left me dozens of his travel albums - with...

Poulsbo Washington – a little slice of Norway!

On a recent trip down the Hood Canal, across the Puget Sound from Seattle - we happened upon the great little town of Poulsbo, Washington.   While the bluff above the town has the usual malls, big box stores, Home Depot and anything else you can imagine, we followed...

The RV Bucket List

As I get older, and now that retirement is here, there are so many places left to visit.   While we were working and had the money, we travelled extensively outside the US, saving the long driving trips for when we had more time.   The time is now.   So here's our RV...

You Can Get a Dog When You Retire

Why did I say that? I've been a cat person for the last 60 + years and not real thrilled when my husband, Jim, kept hinting "we should get a dog."  From the looks of our two cats, they shared my dread.  Not having a dog since 1977, the thought made me cringe. I was...

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