It's been a while since Inspiring Boomer's last interview with Irene Yarkoni, owner of The Single Option. Irene has over 20 years of experience helping singles find their match. She has witnessed the proliferation of online dating sites like Tinder. However, when it comes to relationships, some things never change! According to Irene, Boomers "value authentic personal communication" and Irene's tried and true methods are still arguably the best path to finding your ideal match. If you are single, looking for a partner in life, and lucky enough to live in or near Ottawa, then you owe it to yourself to check out The Single Option. But even if you don't live anywhere near Ottawa, Irene provides some excellent advice for singles in this interview. And, there are a lot of single boomers in Canada: Almost 2.5 Million!
This year our annual canoe trip focused on Conroy Marsh. This was the part of last year's trip that we had to abort due to high winds. This large marsh is roughly 24 square kilometres in size. It is the joint estuary of the Little Mississippi River and the York River and joins the Madawaska between Combermere and Palmer Rapids. We put our canoes into the Madawaska River just downstream from the bridge in Combermere at the Bent Anchor Bar & Restaurant. The owner, Maggie, gave us permission to park our SUV overnight. As usual, we had two canoes, two people in each (Bernie and I in the blue canoe and Ted and Ken in the red canoe). For me, our annual canoe trip is an affirmation that I'm still in good enough physical health to enjoy my retirement years!
This article features an indepth look at Varadero, Havana, Vinales, and Cardenas as tourist destinations. The article focuses on new options for the independent traveller as opposed to the typical Cuban all-inclusive vacation. We also tried to drill down on how Cubans are feeling and what the future holds for Cuba.