Travel & Leisure

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

3 ways to avoid turning retirement into a drag

We spend most of our lives dreaming of the day when life won’t be dictated by alarm clocks & commute times. But what happens when you get there and you feel that you are missing something else ? While traditional retirement planning covers financial essentials staying engaged and having a meaningful retirement is good for your health and happin...Read More

Are Baby Boomers spending children’s inheritance on travel?

For most people, traveling is one of the greatest joy in life and baby boomers are not the exception. Should you take the next cruise or leave it all to the children? While still, the vast majority of retirees with children cling to an intention to leave something behind, a recent study  has found that a growing number of baby boomers are digging i...Read More

Portland Oregon: Worthwhile, Wonderful and (a Little) Weird (in a GOOD way)

Portland, Oregon, officially nicknamed the Rose City, is one of North America’s truly unique urban areas. Located on the Willamette River where it flows into the Columbia river, it is Oregon’s largest city and a center for architecture and culture that is known for its livability. Because it is a friendly and well-run city with a pleasant climate, ...Read More

Akaisha’s Three Lessons on Retirement

After almost three decades of retirement we’re still having a great time. Here, we’re on a boat ride across Lake Atitlan Retirement is a great achievement, but it’s not static. It’s not like once you arrive you can forget about it and put it on auto-pilot. It’s an interactive manner of living that continues to respond ...Read More

Journey with Kileen: The Oregon Coast’s Spectaclar Lighthouses!

Last summer I did a tour of the Pacific coast from California to Tillamook, Oregon.  We stopped at two lighthouses but if you are traveling by auto it would be fun to see all nine of the surviving lighthouse stations since they have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Seven of the lighthouses are available to visit during the su...Read More

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