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Exploring Cuba a la Carte
New Options for the Independent Traveller
Staying Flexible with Yoga
.... In mind & body
Downsize to Rightsize
Time to trade in the family home?
Investment Planning for Retiring Boomers
When your pension is not enough...
Longest Trip Yet!
The Cohousing Option
Can it better support aging in place?
Moving to the Country
Are you brave enough?
Single Boomers:
Searching for friendship and possibly romance
South East Asia
One old and one new destination ...

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This site helps Canadian boomers plan their post career lifestyle & retirement. Whether it's semi-retirement or packing-it-in and moving to the country, there's a lot of planning and decision making to do. This site aims to make the experience a little less intimidating and inspire our readers to act by providing information on finance, lifestyle, travel and starting a business.  Don't hesitate to contact us with your suggestions or leave comments on our Facebook Page (Link above). 

Rohingya Crisis No-win for Aung San Suu Kyi

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Those who would blame and condemn Aung San Soo Kyi for not speaking out about the current Rohingya exodus have little understanding about how difficult her situation is. Myanmar's so called democracy is less than two years old and 25% of the members of parliament are hand-picked by military organizations. Aung San Suu Kyi is not even the "official" leader of Myanmar since her former marriage to a British citizen constitutionally excludes her from this office. Only one man has the power to stop the  Rohingya crisis and this is Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Public opinion in Myanmar is clearly on his side. In fact, the Myanmar Military has exclusive control over issues of national security. Even the Myanmar Media feels that western coverage of the Rohingya is one-sided and biased. The Myanmar Military Establishment would like nothing more than to marginalize Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD party on this issue. Indeed, I would not be surprised if this is the real agenda.  

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Latest Articles


Canoeing Conroy Marsh

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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!


Experiencing Cuba a la Carte

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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. 


Staying Flexible with Yoga

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As Boomers age, our muscles tighten up and we can benefit from stretching exercises to maintain our flexibility. In this article InspiringBoomers interviews Brenna Wyman about the benefits of Yoga. Brenna runs a Yoga Studio in Kanata North called Inner Revolution. According to Brenna, the benefits of yoga can go well beyond improving our physical flexibility.