Travel & Leisure

A Visit to Western North Carolina – Asheville, The Biltmore and Lake Lure

Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliage color and impressive natural and man-made attractions within a day’s drive. Some like it so much that they establish summer homes there for extended st...Read More

Top 5 Conversations Couples Have When Traveling

The Luggage Zipper Council of America– whose motto is: ‘Way More Is Way Better!’– has discovered the top 5 conversations every couple has when they go on vacation. The findings are published in their report entitled: ‘Women Are From Planet Matching Soft-Sided Luggage; Men Are From Planet Missing In Action When Packing.’ The first page of the report...Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park

I have been doing tours in Colorado for years but for some reason have never been to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The park is only a 2-hour drive from Denver but it is to the north and we don’t usually go that direction.   However, we have recently changed one of our tours to include this park and I was really excited to get a chance to vis...Read More

An Oasis of Golf Near The Gulf – Welcome to Innisbrook

Are you interested in a PGA tour-class golf vacation under the Florida sun? How about one that also has abundant nearby attractions including the Gulf of Mexico to delight family members who might not be avid golfers? If that tempts you. then a few days at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in North Palm Harbor, a suburb of St. Petersburg, Florida shou...Read More

Worry-Free Housing

We have the best of both worlds. Billy and I often leave the US for months at a time to visit exotic locations. We set up a home base on the other side of the globe and settle into the local community. Then, due to visa restrictions or a desire to see family and friends once again, we return home to America’s stunning Southwest. We are able to live...Read More

Cass, West Virginia: Steaming Back in Time to the Top of Bald Knob

The Cass Scenic Railroad, part of the West Virginia State Park System, offers a nostalgic and educational train ride back in time. It’s fun for the whole family, not just rail enthusiasts. Cass is an authentic logging town, not an amusement park ride. The town is situated in the mountains, on the Greenbrier River. It is largely intact and looks a l...Read More

Senior are the fastest-growing demographic of Airbnb hosts.

Airbnb growth is driven by regular people who use their main housing  as a way to generate supplemental income. This is especially true for Airbnb’s growing community of hosts over 50 or more years old.  A new report released by Airbnb highlights the activity of these senior hosts on the Airbnb platform, which shows they are increasingly opening th...Read More

Is Cuba the next hot spot for U.S baby boomer? Not So Much Yet.

Cuba has seen an increase of popularity and attention following U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic decision to normalize U.S. ties with the island. And many American seemed eager to experience Cuba’s rich past, especially its colonial-era architecture, its Buena Vista Social Club music, 1950s American cars and world-famous rum and c...Read More

Journey with Kileen: The Lighthouses of North Carolina

I recently wrote an article on the Oregon Lighthouses so I thought I would do something on the Atlantic Ocean. The problem is you could write a book if you started talking about the East Coast lighthouses so I decided to concentrate on one important area in North Carolina. Cape Hatteras National Seashore has a lot to offer. It extends more than sev...Read More

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