Realistic Retirement Activities

Realistic activities frequently include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. These activities can involve physical activity, plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the activities require being outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or being closely with others. [Read more...]

Do You Take Gifts When You Travel Abroad?

We started traveling to developing countries a number of years ago, primarily because it was cheaper. We fell in love with Overseas Adventure Travel, as well as the countries we visited; Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia and Morocco.

Last year, we went on our first river cruise with the parent company Grand Circle on the Danube from Budapest to Prague. [Read more...]

Do You Regret Visiting Tourist Traps?

Like many aging boomers, overseas travel is one of my favorite pastimes, I subscribe to the magazine Budget Travel. Ironically, I started also receiving copies of Conde Nast Traveler. While it’s fun to look at the other end of the spectrum, I’ll always be a budget type of traveler.

I was intrigued when the online ezine of Budget Traveler sent an article entitled 25 Tourist Traps You Don’t Want to Miss. First, I was intrigued as to what places made the list. Secondly, I wanted to know which ones I’d been to. [Read more...]

Find a Mount Massive to Climb

Over the years, I’ve read many articles about slowing down the aging process.  There isn’t any magic pill, or surgical procedure for eternal youth.  There is consistent and solid evidence that getting exercise is the single most important thing we can all do to remain healthy.

Before I proceed, I want to be perfectly clear about my relation to physical activity.  As a child, I was always the last chosen for schoolyard games.  Awkward, clumsy, and not strong, I was never seen as an athletic asset to any team. [Read more...]