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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

The Canadian Rockies: 4 Parks; 2 Countries; Train, Boat, Gondola, and MORE… Oh My!

The Canadian Rockies are among the planet’s most majestic mountains and deserve a prominent place on your travel bucket list. If you have always wanted to see them but are unsure of when to go, what to see, how to get around or where to stay, Ginny and I recommend taking a well-run tour with a professional guide. One of the best is the aptly-named ...Read More

Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park

In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the then 11-year-old Lake Quinault Lodge on the shores of Lake Quinault in the rugged Olympic Peninsula of Washington during a fact-finding trip that so-impressed him that he signed a bill that created Olympic National Park. While there, he lunched at the dining room that would be named after him. Yo...Read More

Journey with Kileen to Mount St. Helens

While traveling the Pacific Coast last summer we went inland to Portland, Oregon and then up I-5 towards Seattle.  On our journey we stopped in the Mount St. Helens area. Mount St. Helens, 8364 feet high, is in the Cascade Mountain Range in southern Washington.  There are several volcanoes in this range with four alone in Washington State. Up by th...Read More

5 Best Retirement Cities For Singles

About half of the over 60 demographic is single. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best places for singles to retire. Specifically focusing on cities with active nightlife and high population density of singles over 60. New Orleans, Louisiana With 49.5% of the over 60 population single, New Orleans offers a vibrant downtown with abundant arts and cult...Read More

Hiking Should Be Your Next Hobby

Hiking has it’s perks, but the best one- accomplishment. There are many baby boomers who enjoy hiking and who do so for their health, but reaching that peak offers metal clarity, social interaction and physical fitness. A hike can be a walk in the woods, in a meadow, along a brook, or on a boardwalk across wetlands. Hiking is walking, and man...Read More

Gay-Friendly Retirement Cities For LGBT Retirees

Every retiree ponders the “where should I retire” question. The standard measurements of happiness in retirement are weather, access to health care, affordability and recreational offerings. Boomers of the LGBT community need to add to the list and often think about “where they will feel welcome.” Using SeniorScore, a data-driven algorithm that det...Read More

Traveling woes and missing clothes

I am sooo embarrassed— even more than Donald Trumps campaign manager. And that’s bad! Here’s why…. Jan and I were invited to our friends cottage recently. But I’m not sure we will be invited back– well at least me.It was a quick one night visit. “Gary can you pack your clothes?” So I tossed a change of clothes in a L.L. Bean Weekender bag. Along wi...Read More

Vancouver, British Columbia – Both Delightful AND Approachable!

Vancouver is a cosmopolitan and approachable city. Canada’s major gateway to the Orient, it is strategically located where the mountains of the coast range meet the Pacific Ocean and form a picturesque and busy harbor. The town has been a center of trade and transportation since the First Nations (Canadian term for Native Americans) era. The ...Read More

Journey with Kileen: West Virginia

With Fall just around the corner here is a great place to visit during that time of the year. I was once playing a trivia game and the question was, What state is called The Mountain State?  Naturally I started thinking Wyoming or Colorado, but I was wrong.  The correct answer which shocked me was¦West Virginia. The state is nestled in the Appalac...Read More

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