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Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick

By Jessica Pearce

If you are considering taking a vacation in a foreign country, there is a certain ethos you may want to adopt early in your planning:  “Walk softly and carry a big stick.”  In this case, the saying refers to ways of proactively approaching the culture and situations you may face in your vacation spot of choice.  Continue Reading…

Gastronomic Globe-Trotting

By Jessica Pearce

It may be true that the “way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” but the old saying actually holds true for both sexes.  Eating is one of the most universal pleasures of life and, when combined with an unexplored destination, can be extraordinary. Continue Reading…

Vacationing as a Single Woman

So, you’re single—whether by choice or circumstance, you suddenly find yourself with plenty of vacation leave and no one to spend it with.  What is a girl to do?  The answer is so simple it is often overlooked—enjoy a vacation on your own.  Continue Reading…

The Destination Wedding

What is a destination wedding?  Loosely defined as traveling 2 or more hours or over 100 miles to a wedding site, destination weddings have become de rigueur for couples intent on saving money as well as creating a unique experience for themselves and their guests. Continue Reading…

The Evolution of the Wedding Registry

We’re all accustomed to various types of registries. The most common registries are those for babies and weddings. A registry is established so that others can partake in the joy of an upcoming special event. Depending on the nature of the couple, almost anything can be requested from a toaster to a romantic cruise.

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When Contemplating Your ‘What Now’ Have You Considered Travel?

To prepare myself for my ‘What Now’ after retirement I began to consider what the next chapter of my life would consist of. I knew I wanted something I could pursue that I’m already passionate about, would receive enjoyment from, and that would generate an income enabling me to be financially independent instead of surviving on a ‘Fixed Income’. Some time ago I responded to a survey that asked what I intended to do when I retire to which I responded; Travel! Continue Reading…

The Impact That Baby Boomers Have Had on Society Throughout the Years

In 2011 the first wave of the Baby Boomer population turned 65 and began its further impact on society in ways that have never before been experienced. The power of this generation is in its numbers. The effects it has had, and will continue to have, not only in America but around the world, are astronomical. Continue Reading…

Baby Boomers Reject Traditional Retirement

Webster’s definition of Retirement is; the time when you are officially too old to work; or when you no longer have to work for an earned income. Retirement is a transition from work life to life after work.

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Travel Is the Baby Boomer’s Primary Leisure Activity

In a recent survey, 67% of Boomers emphasize that mental stimulation and challenge is their motivation for remaining in the workforce. However they are also driven by a compulsion to see it/do it before it can’t be seen or done anymore. This is what inspires their desire to fill their leisure time with travel; seeing such sites as: the Great Wall, the Great Barrier Reef, and Venice – boomers feel a need to visit places, species and lifestyles that are vanishing and experience them for themselves. Research shows that Boomers spend $157 Billion on trips every year and travel is ranked the number 1 leisure activity. Continue Reading…

Baby Boomers Have Become Experts In ‘All-Inclusive Vacations’

travel killeenUnfortunately, while that may have been the case some years ago, things have definitely changed in today’s travel world. Now there are several factors that come into play such as the type of vacation taken (i.e. cruise, vacation resort, or tour) as well as the vacation supplier. Continue Reading…