Travel & Leisure

Security or Adventure – The Price, The Reward!

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller Recently I have been reading a book called Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. You may have heard of it. The t...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 the...Read More

12 Tips to Feast Internationally – and still stay on that budget!

For those of us who enjoy international cuisine, eating local specialties while traveling is the best of two worlds. Meals don’t always have to be in fine dining establishments where pricing can be astronomical, you can relish terrific flavors from a food cart, on a picnic, or from the local supermarket. Below are some tips on how to make the most ...Read More

Is Cruise Ship Retirement A Good Option?

Is a cruise ship suitable for a retirement home? For some, this is a romantic idea that is not as far-fetched as it sounds.  Even more affordable than some options on land.  A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society concluded that 20 years in a retirement home for someone entering at age 65 would cost an average of $228,075, ...Read More

Journey with Kileen – to the South Pacific!

NOTE:  This article is the first in a series by AFL Travel Blogger Kileen Prather who will share her recent exploits to the South Pacific. Kileen’s helpful hints and words of travel wisdom are always deeply appreciated! I like to cruise in January for my own personal vacation.  There are two reasons for this.  First, the week after New Year’s is th...Read More

Plant City, Florida! And Away We Go!!!

Can you name a small town where antiques, a beautiful historical district, strawberries and trains meet and attract throngs of local visitors? The answer is Plant City, Florida. This town of about 34,000 is located just off I-4 between Tampa and Lakeland and is a mecca for locals because of its many attractions. Named after railroad and hotel magna...Read More

Personal Capital – Lessons from Living the “Village Life”

Over the last three decades of financial independence, Billy and I have done some extensive world travel. While we have seen the large cities, the amazing architecture, eaten in some of the finest restaurants and enjoyed museums, plays, and concerts, generally, we are attracted to Village Life. It might not be that different from the neighborhoods ...Read More

Journey with Kileen to “Mysterious” Easter Island

One of the most remote islands on Earth in the middle of the South Pacific, half way between Chile and Tahiti, is Easter Island. I had a chance to visit this island last winter. It is a paradise of hills and extinct volcanoes covered in grasslands and formed by massive volcanic eruptions. Naturally it was uninhabited for millions of years.  This is...Read More

Want a Great Trip? Try Chattanooga – Trains, History, Art and Even More!

A visit to Chattanooga is an opportunity to experience history. Few cities in the nation are as closely tied to railroads and the Civil War as Chattanooga. An enjoyable exploration of this Tennessee Valley town shows that railroads and the civil war have defined what Chattanooga was and still have a major influence today. The Nashville and Chattano...Read More

Everyone Loves a Bargain

I’m a world traveler and I’m here to help. Grown adults from the U.S. and Canada can find themselves shaking in their boots, confused, frustrated, or even angry when it comes to bargaining for goods in foreign countries. It’s safe to say that most Anglos find it distasteful, yet bargaining is inherent in many cultures around the world. Native peopl...Read More

Claim Your Freedom this Independence Day!

Billy and I have been traveling the globe for almost three decades. Within those international trips we have noticed that humans intrinsically desire to be free. For the most part you and I enjoy our freedoms. We have control over our finances, we can drive a car whenever we choose to do so, and if you are reading this, chances are you have a backg...Read More

Switch the Route This Summer!

I’m hot. Not the kind of hot where people think I’m really cool. The kind where I stick my head out the door and I’m attacked by 93 degrees with matching humidity. Forty degrees hotter than it was a week ago. According to our President, there’s no such thing as climate change. It’s all a Chinese hoax, like transforming Lo Mein into healthy Kentucky...Read More

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