Virtual Travel Online Exercise Classes for Seniors

Jan 2021

Let me introduce you to online exercise classes for seniors that can take you around the globe. While my favorite form of exercise is getting out in the fresh air, some days the time slips away and I’m not keen on walking in the woods at dusk. Living in the Boston area, there’s a wee bit of weather to manage as well.

woman in yoga pose

My gym is re-opening, but to be honest, I’m still a little skittish about group glasses, exercise and social distancing. Have you jumped into the virtual world of online classes yet?  This last year has opened up a Pandora’s Box in the very best of ways. Wine tasting in Italy, breaking bread in France and picking up a few moves from a Bollywood dance expert-who knew so many companies could pivot and bring different forms of travel to life online.

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Best Walks and Hikes in Boston and Nearby Area

Jan 2021

Winter hikes in Boston? Oh yes, the residents of this New England destination are a hearty and resilient crowd. Where else can you find bikes pedaling through the snow in winter and sailboats on the water as soon as the ice is out.  This plow friendly city and surrounding neighborhoods have trails aplenty for lovers of the outdoors in every season!

Hiking over bridge in Boston

Within the city limits, visitors will find abundant green space to satisfy their desire for a Boston hike or good walk. Rich with over 1,200 acres of green space, a series of interconnected parks and trails form the famous Green Necklace. Close by, many nature venues add an additional level of hiking experiences.

The newly developed waterfront gives visitors access to the beautiful Boston Harbor and of course, everyone must take in a few blocks of the historic Freedom Trail . Sprinkled throughout the many places to walk and hike in Boston are pieces of history with which no other city can compete. Don’t let anyone tell you to avoid the cold months in Beantown. This year-round destination is a dream for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. In each case, you’ll find a trail suitable for families or serious hikers. Boston’s open space is truly an extraordinary abundance of green treasures with a trail for everyone.

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Finding Comfort in Traditional Lithuanian Food

Dec 2020

Comfort food the world over is having a bit of a renaissance, including traditional Lithuanian food. Around the globe, everyone is seeking ways to sooth psyches and provide that warm, fuzzy and secure feeling. With winter and colder temperatures settling in, these dishes made with appealing tastes might be just what you’re looking for.

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While many might not be familiar with the obscure dishes from this unexplored cuisine, the flavors are familiar and rewarding. Feel good dishes with easy to find ingredients are sure to introduce hearty happiness into your kitchen.

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Best Hiking in Switzerland for Baby Boomers

Nov 2020

Hiking in Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in the world for this popular sport. Needless to say, the country’s natural beauty is unparalleled and makes for breathtaking backdrops. The best part about this, though, is how accessible nature is from anywhere in the country. The landscapes are vast and diverse but never too far or difficult to reach.

hiking Switzerland lake

There are endless options for hiking in Switzerland suitable for any and all experience level. From mountains and vast glaciers to lush meadows and crystal blue lakes, hiking trails lead people through almost other-worldly destinations. Suspension bridges, cable cars and magnificent vistas are all part of the Swiss travel picture.

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A Luxury Kenya Safari Holiday at Elsa’s

Nov 2020

In your mind’s eye, think of the animal that comes into view when you imagine a Kenya safari holiday.  For many, myself included, the picture of a specific lioness comes to mind. Baby boomers the world over grew up with the story of Elsa from the film Born Free.

couple having sundowner at Elsa's Kopje

Through this beautiful lioness and her loving caretakers, we learned about Africa and the abundant wildlife she had to offer. The story inspired thousands to become involved in the wildlife conservation movement, and many more to visit the east African country of Kenya.

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