Retirement Blog

RV or AirBnB – A Pros and Cons List

A common dream of retirees is traveling around in an RV.  It’s a great way to have all of the comforts of home and the flexibility of travel and until recently it was the only to travel that way.  But today, websites like AirBnB, HomeAway or VRBO are offering another option for inexpensive travel with…
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Retirement is Broken But it is Not Hopeless

If you’re in the middle of planning for retirement, you may have noticed that the news around retirement and how prepared (or unprepared) we are for it.  It can seem is pretty bleak at times. Every where you turn you’ll hear about how no one is prepared for retirement and how desperate the situation is…
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5 Amazing Travel Marathon Destinations

With the Boston Marathon this week, it is the unofficial start to marathon season. If you’re a runner, you may be familiar with the term Travel Marathon. It means exactly what you might think, a marathon that you travel to. While many people run in their own cities, runners often like to travel to that…
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5 Reasons To Visit St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida is one of my favorite places to visit. I’m always surprised when I meet people who spend winter vacations in Florida and have never been to this great city.  About an hour south of Jacksonville, St. Augustine is a wonderful place to visit. It’s about a 3 hour drive from Orlando so…
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7 Reasons to Consider Sitting on the Board of Directors for a Non-Profit Organization

Have you ever considered joining the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization? Well they definitely could use you! Did you know most boards range from 3-31 people, with the average board having about 9 participants? That means there are plenty of opportunities for you to help. Here are 7 reasons to consider becoming a…
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Want to Connect With Your Family? Try playing these 4 board games at your next gathering.

A lot of our readers tell us they want to spend more time with family when they retire.  We think those are pretty good goals.  You don’t have to wait to retire to focus on building deeper and more meaningful relationships with your family.  One of my favorite ways to connect with family is by…
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10 Stunning Photos of Las Fallas Festival that Will Make You Want to Book a Trip to Spain

A few years ago, a friend of mine stumbled up Las Fallas on a trip to Spain.  The pictures she took were absolutely gorgeous and I had to find out more. Las Fallas is a festival held in Valencia, Spain every year to welcome Spring.  It is held from March 15 -19th each year. During…
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Retirement Volunteer Opportunities: National Park Volunteer

      Ideal for: Teachers, Life-long learners, Explorers, Science Lovers, History Lovers Activity Level: Various If you love history or science or just love to explore, a National Park Service volunteer position may be the perfect way to give back in retirement.  There so many positions open at a range of sites.  You can…
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Planning a Trip to Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day – Here’s What You Need to Know

Retirement Travel Idea – Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania   Activity Level:         Medium Ages:  People of all ages can attend but we recommend 10 and up.           Is going to on Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2nd for groundhog day is on your to-do list?  We crossed this item…
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7 Beautiful Beach Vacation Homes to Escape to This Year

I live in the Northeast United States and we’re preparing for a winter storm that is already closing schools and businesses.  Good thing today, January 29th,  is National Plan Your Vacation Day! Planning a vacation, especially a beach vacation is the perfect escape from the snowy weather. We’ve been focusing our attention on sunshine, waves,…
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