Honest Profiling: Your Best Tool for Moving Overseas

More and more baby boomers are opting for a retirement filled with travel and adventure overseas. How can that be? Especially in a world of rising costs and dwindling savings? Simple. They’re packing their bags and moving to a foreign country where every experience is fresh, exciting and the cost of living is lower. But to get to the point where you shut the door on your life in the States and embrace a new, very different culture and language takes a …

Ikaria, American Style: Sex, Naps, and Wine

Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. Imagine living in a place that seems more like fantasy than reality… Imagine living in a place where no one wears watches. They’re not needed because no one is ever in a hurry.  You are invited for lunch and arrive whenever you feel like …

Planning to Travel Abroad? 4 Things to Do Right Now

I was resigned to spending my last week of vacation in the backyard. Then I got a call from a friend whose husband had suddenly hurt his back and couldn’t go with her on their long-planned trip to Scotland. Would I like to take his place, accommodations included? And oh yes, she was leaving in two days. I thought it over for about five seconds before saying yes. I tell you this not to brag (although woo hoo!! I’m going to …