Caribbean Paradise—The St. Lucia Lifestyle

Caribbean Paradise – The St. Lucia Lifestyle Heaven on Earth With its ribbons of sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms, warm waters, and coral reefs, Saint Lucia is indeed paradise. St. Lucia has evolved, in recent years, into one of the region’s most popular vacation and active adult destinations. Couples are not only enticed by the…

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Ecuador—Affordable International Living

Ecuador – Affordable International Living Even before the 2009 economic crisis, my family and I were concerned about our financial future. We are retired and live on a modest fixed income. Expenses to maintain our lovely home were escalating daily and we had reached the tipping point, incurring a negative cash flow that dipped aggressively…

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Florida Ultimate Excursions

Florida Ultimate Excursions BRADENTON GET ON THE POT April 15 – 16
| Spring Pottery Sale 
Art Center Manatee | 
ArtCenterManatee.org Update your home and garden decor with original designs from the area’s most talented potters. Hosted by the ArtCenter Manatee, the local center for art exhibitions, special cultural events, and classes for painting, sculpture, photography,…

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Ultimate Excursions: 2016

Ultimate Excursions Spring is the season of renewal. All the signs are there: the weather is getting warmer every day, plants are sprouting green foliage, and birds are building nests for the arrival of the next generation. So why not make this spring your season for a fresh start? You’ve been thinking about it all…

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Vacation Home Sales Continue to Soar

Vacation Home Sales Continue to Soar Sales of vacation homes are showing no signs of going on vacation. At least that’s the mood at many luxury master-planned communities or private club and resort-style developments throughout America. Indeed, six months after the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to an…

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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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