Lens replacement not just for seniors

My vision started to decline in Grade 4. At least that's when I got my first pair of sparkly blue glasses. Forty years later I had this eye procedure that replaces your natural lenses with prescription lenses. It's called Refractive Lens Exchange. It's the same surgery my parents had to remove cataracts, except my new multifocal, interocular lens implant corrected... Continue Reading →

Salad on your doorstep

  Last year I wrote about the return of the vegetable gardening . But this is not your mother's veggie patch - this is boomer style - from your patio or deck. What will be in your salad this summer? Basil is one of my favourites.

Smitten by Savannah

Now this has to be one of my favourite little vacation spots. I was smitten by Savannah, the 300-year-old southern belle of Georgia. Savour the history while wandering through the town made famous by the bestselling book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. You'll never guess where we found the Bird... Continue Reading →

Biking through wine country

Having first seen Hitchcock's film The Birds at an impressionable young age, I was delighted to discover the route of our bike tour through renowned counties of Northern California would take us right past the old church and schoolhouse  on our way to the Bodega Bay, CA. For six days, we cycled four hours a... Continue Reading →

City of the Future

I have seen the city of the future, and it looks a lot like the past, only greener. The prototype city of the future is in the high semi desert of central Arizona, and for the past 40 years, students and professionals have come to lend a hand in the creation of this future world city. Some say... Continue Reading →

Hillside hamlet favourite haunt for ghostseekers

The young woman at the registration desk reached around behind her, plucked a room key from the hook beside the cubbyhole and hesitantly handed it to me. "This is Room 32, It's one of our most 'active' rooms. I shouldn't be doing this, so please bring it right back."

The Old West is alive in Prescott

Any driving holiday in Arizona is bound to include a road trip north of Phoenix to the majestic southern rim of the Grand Canyon or the spiritual red rock country of Sedona. But to really take in the history of this Wild West state, you must take a detour off the northbound interstate and head to... Continue Reading →

On the road to Tubac

We're heading south of Phoenix on a last-minute girls' getaway to a golf and spa resort near the Mexican border. We had to get away. The temperature in the city was clinging to summertime highs of 44C, and the air lay like an electric blanket on our bare skin....

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