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Retire like you have always dreamed.
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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 We Do For Coffee

Many years ago while living in Italy, I became a coffee snob.  Prior to that, anything would do -  instant; cheap diner sludge; the gruel at the office; even worse, waiting for an oil change.  But while in La Maddalena, Sardinia (the large island south of Corsica) for...

Best Darn Breakfast Restaurant in Vancouver

The best darn breakfast restaurant in Vancouver is without a doubt the Scoozi's Mediterranean Bar and Grill. My girlfriend and I love this place. Scoozi's is more than a restaurant, it's an experience. And the experience starts with its owner and waiter Michael. As a...

New Orleans Segway Tour

We told the grandson that when he turned 14 we'd take him on one of our many trips on two conditions.  He had to have good grades and providing we still liked him.   (I'm not taking a trip with a snotty teenager!)   Well, he just turned 14, gets really good grades and...

First Impression of the Bahamas

We recently made our first trip to the Bahamas.   It's not fair to judge a place by a one day cruise ship stopover, but first impressions are important.   The Bahamas are so close to the US, many retirees have looked across that brilliant turquois water and imagined...

Retired Artist on the Road

My husband and I purchased an RV a few years ago, getting ready for my retirement in Oct. 2014. He had retired the previous year. We purchased a 28' Jayco Eagle Lite, and with our dog Meadow, had tried out a few short trips around our state - Arizona.   I had visions...

Retire in Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas is a college town (Kansas State University "Aggies") and his home to roughly 52,000 residents and another 40,000 in the metro area.   The area includes Fort Riley, a US Army Post, for those of you who want to live near a commissary.   Named as one of...

Cruise Ship Insights From A Veteran Cruiser

Every time we take a cruise, we learn something new.   Each cruise line is different and finding your favorite may take a few trips.   They all seem to have a different culture and targeted sales market.    Some are after the families and just burst at the seams in...

The Dark and Scary Woods

Year round, my son and I walk a 2.5 mile loop around the neighborhood after dinner most every evening.   The path takes us around a graveyard, through a rural neighborhood, up and down some hills.   But in the winter, this one section is in the dark and scary woods. ...

Is It The Journey Or The Destination?

When I had a job, we had money and no time.   The renewable income paycheck was right around the corner but my precious vacation days were very limited. We’d plan a trip, hop on a plane and buzz off to the destination and fly back at the last moment and go right back...

Retire in Madison, Georgia

Of all the great little towns in Georgia, we just had to write about Madison.   The historic homes (Greek revival, Neoclassical Victorian and Romanesque) line the streets competing with huge oak trees and just dripping with charm.  Named  the "#1 Small Town America"...

Google Translator App is Breaking the Language Barrier

Google just updated their terrific translator app this week and it will revolutionize your foreign travel.  The app is called Google Translate. We just downloaded and tested this newly updated app on our phone today and we absolutely love it. Without a doubt - Google...

Retire in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a place like no other.   Yes, there are historic homes, famous walking districts, and more history than you can shake a stick at.   But for me, Savannah is the true south - the epicenter of southern hospitality.   You can't just visit for a weekend.   You...

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