Feed and Grow Your Friendly (Gut) Flora

Feed and Grow Your Friendly (Gut) Flora By Jan Cullinane. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Tom M.’s elderly dad was treated for pneumonia. Following his hospital stay, the 95-year-old Long Islander was placed in a rehab center for additional convalescence and contracted a nasty bacterial infection, C. diff (Clostridium difficile). This bacterium produces…

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With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends By Jan Cullinane. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Yup, Ringo sure knew what he was singing about with that 1967 Beatles song. Social support is a critical ingredient for a successful retirement. Study after study documents the importance of friends for longevity and health. For example,…

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Spring Training Road Trip

Spring Training Road Trip By JG Walker. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. For some sports lovers, it’s an annual tradition, a seasonal marker of fresh renewal that separates the old from the new. For others, it’s a “bucket list” desire, one of those many things that we say we’ll get around to doing…

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The Auto Train – Getting There is Half the Fun

The Auto Train – Getting There is Half the Fun The Auto Train is the only train in the United States that carries both passengers and their vehicles (autos, vans, SUVs, small trailers, jet-skis, and motorcycles). Daily service is offered between Lorton, VA (about 20 miles south of DC), and Sanford, FL, (about 20 miles north…

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Azure Seas and Stunning Sunsets

Los Cabos: Azure Seas and Stunning Sunsets By Robert Dagley. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue Once the tranquil haven of big game fishermen chasing giant blue marlin (they still hunt the behemoth billfish in the Sea of Cortez), quiet Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula is one of…

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Where Progress and Preservation Meet

The “Minto Way” delivers luxury and nature to the same doorstep. By Jamie Penn. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Festival features two-story luxury resort vacation townhomes only five miles to Walt Disney World.® It’s no secret that Florida has some pretty serious perks. Every day, nearly a thousand people move to the sunshine…

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History in the Making – Daufuskie Island

History in the Making – Daufuskie Island Daufuskie Island charts a new course for its future by JG Walker. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue “The island is fringed with the green, undulating marshes of the southern coast….Deer cut through her forests in small silent herds. The great southern oaks stand broodingly on her…

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Hot Trends in Master-Planned Communities & Home Design

Hot Trends in Master-Planned Communities & Home Design From Multi-generational Vacation Homes to What Women Want in a Home By Scott Kauffman and Kelly Godbey. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. [metaslider id=1294733262] Catering to the various demands, attitudes and tastes of today’s retirement and vacation home buyers has become so much more complex.…

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Grand Vacations in Central Florida

Grand Vacations in Central Florida Central Florida is home to many world-famous destinations that you and the grandchildren can experience together, including sites like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and Busch Gardens Tampa. But as a companion to our Guide to Spring Training 2016, we’re highlighting some other grand vacation destinations in central Florida…

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