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Happiness found through the lens of a camera

About eight years ago, Anne McKinnell asked herself, “what if I get to the end of my life and discover that I didn’t live the life I truly wanted?” Although Anne felt it was scary to change her life, she felt it was scarier not to. She is grateful she took the leap....

Her life is like a Box of Chocolates

"Writing about chocolate was not a deliberate intention." Guest Post: Doreen Pendgracs As a travel writer, I’d been to a number of terrific wine resorts, and had actually wanted to write a book about wine travel. But when I began researching what had already been...

Discover Australia beyond the Opera House

Most of what many of us know about Australia is kangaroos, koala bears and the Sydney Opera House. Lannah Sawers-Diggins wants to introduce you to the world she grew up in - The Outback. It’s a land where nature reigns supreme and rain is an event to be celebrated....

Unmasking the Digital Nomad path

There are plenty of stories about women age 50+ becoming entrepreneurs. Some of them work online so they can take their work with them while they travel. Should you take the plunge and join the growing Self-employment and Digital Nomad trend? When I presented the idea...

The Joy of House-sitting

[ Guest Post: Romana Frey ]  It started innocently enough. While I was living in the Comox Valley about seven years ago, a friend asked me to feed her cat while she went on vacation. Then she asked if I would also water the plants and check for mail. Finally, she...

May there be Peace on Earth

After returning from our Remembrance Day ceremony, I was wondering how to commemorate this day. One of my goals in encouraging women to reinvent themselves through travel is to encourage cross-Border friendships and a greater understanding of other cultures. It is my...

The Future of Work

This is a summary of my 1999 MA thesis. It was published in the Fall 2017 edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development. ( Volume 16, Issue 2 ) See if you agree with the conclusions I drew from my research. Can this help you with your work today? The current...

Dreams of being a Digital Nomad

Santorini: Free image via Pixabay If you are currently in your 50s, you’re likely thinking about retirement. If you are like many creative Boomer women, you haven’t saved enough for this 30-year vacation. You long for more freedom to travel. If you feel trapped in the...

Living the Dream in Prague

Guest Post by: Romana Frey My parents emigrated from Austria to Canada in 1958, bringing along only what they could carry.  In 2016, at age 56, I left Canada to live in Europe, with two suitcases containing almost everything I own. My choice was to live lightly on the...

Travel, Awe, and a Meaningful Life

Free image via Pixabay “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein Travel provides an array of benefits. One of my favourite benefits is the opportunity to...