Travel Tips That Give Jet Lag the Boot

Jet setting season is fast upon us with baby boomers, and retirees heading off to far off places, to explore the world or take a domestic excursion. Traveling is an exciting way to experience life beyond our own backyards, and meet new people, but can also be draining especially when we transition between time zones, and disrupt our normal rhythm. Train, plane or automobile, active adults can learn to outsmart jet lag, and take advantage of every adventurous moment with travel-friendly tips worth packing their bags for.

Travel guide writer Rick Steve’s is most known for his popular European travel television series that takes viewers behind the scenes to explore the roads less traveled through the eyes of a local. One of his most useful tips when traveling abroad is setting your clock to wherever your destination may be, and get moving! Fresh air, and exercise is the best way to combat jet lag, and travel fatigue. Make it a point to drop your things off at the hotel, and lace up your walking shoes. Keeping up with the current time zone will help to regulate your internal clock, and give you more time to soak in your surroundings.

aerial view of long island in new york, usa. it is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of the new york city borough of queens.

Now Selling The Vineyards at Blue Point

Welcome home to the best of Long Island! The Vineyards at Blue Point is a brand new 55+ community that is nothing short of extraordinary featuring elegant townhomes, and condominiums, and the luxury of maintenance free living. Situated on Long Island’s South Shore, this pristine community is ideally located near Sunrise Highway, and Long Island Railroad giving active adults easy access to New York City, and the island’s sparkling coastline. For over two decades, The Vineyard’s premier builder Ornstein Layton Company has been designing homes built for maximum efficiency, comfort, and timeless beauty

The Vineyards at Blue Point epitomizes a lifestyle of luxury and serenity. Set amongst nature trails, and abundant green spaces, this gorgeous community features a secure gated entrance and carefree resort-style ambiance. Residences boast immaculate landscaping, ease of maintenance, and irresistible curb appeal. Townhomes are available in two floor plans brilliantly designed with lofts, patios for entertaining, garages, and basement options for a game room, or man cave. Ranging in size from 2,020 to 2,279 square feet, both the Provence, and Corsica models offer 2 bed/2.5 bath layouts with designer fixtures, gourmet kitchens, and luxurious main floor master suites. Condo designs come in four models and feature 2 bed/2 bath floor plans generously sized from 1,553 to 1,928 square feet. Large dining rooms, ample storage space, and vaulted ceilings make these homes feel open, and airy with plenty of room to host gatherings.

mature couple enjoying sunset on a trail outdoors.

New for 2017 Cortina at Terramor

Foremost Companies has met the growing demand for 55+ housing in the Southern California area with the 2017 launch of Terramor, a vibrant master-planned community located in the Temescal Valley spanning 890 acres with 1,443 home lots. Combining elegance, and carefree resort-style living, Del Webb’s Cortina at Terramor is a beautiful active adult community featuring 480 single story homes, and luxurious amenities. With serene views of the Santa Ana’s, and Saddleback Mountains, baby boomers will find their life of leisure, and California sun-kissed glow.

Set apart from the congestion of big city life, Cortina at Terramor is designed with Del Webb’s commitment to quality construction, and to provide the active lifestyle boomers, and retirees have come to expect. This community has three home designs with Spanish, and Tuscan-inspired details from grand covered entryways, decorative exterior accents, and lush landscaping. Home interiors are elegant, and modern with spacious gourmet kitchens, gorgeous master suites, and high-quality fixtures throughout. The Stella floor-plan is the largest of the three starting at 2,172 square feet, with 3-4 bedrooms and a flex room perfect for a home office or hobby space. The Corvara series starts at 1,999 square feet with 2 bedrooms and features a gathering room, cafe, and covered patio for entertaining. The Maggio starts at 2,056, with 2 bedrooms with options for an outdoor fireplace. All single family floor plans boast spacious two-car garages and open layouts with plenty of natural lighting.

Retirement Communities Give Back to Their Hometowns

Housing designed for baby boomers, and empty nesters takes the term “senior” out of the equation, focusing on promoting an active lifestyle, and offering amenity rich neighborhoods. While 55+ communities continue to enhance the lives of residents, they have an even greater impact on the surrounding city. Many don’t realize how valuable these communities are, and how they influence the social, and economic infrastructure of the town they’re established in. From supporting the local art scene to providing volunteer services, retirees aren’t the only ones benefiting from their communities.

State of the art healthcare facilities are important to seniors, and most active lifestyle communities are within close proximity to reputable hospitals, and medical centers. The upside to having top rated facilities nearby, is boosting the employment rate within a city, also providing job opportunities to baby boomers still in the workforce.

Coming Soon 2017 Latitude Margaritaville

Pool parties every day of the week, and sun drenched beach umbrellas is a classic spring break dream, but what if I said this will be a day in the life for 55+ retirees? Coming this fall to Daytona Beach, home will be in Margaritaville. Yes, to the tune of Jimmy Buffett, but in this case Latitude Margaritaville where active adults will be basking under the Florida sun in a sprawling 6,900 home community developed by Margaritaville Holdings Inc., and Minto Communities LLC.  Get ready to shake up some refreshing libations, slather on the sunscreen, and dive into the fountain of youth Florida style.

Daytona Beach is an ever popular east coast destination attracting kids from 9 to 99 to its mild year round weather, nightlife, and laid back lifestyle. Latitude Margaritaville will be putting an exciting, tropical twist on the way active adults take on their next chapter with a focus on carefree living, resort style amenities, and a seamless indoor/outdoor concept. Amenities anyone? This place is taking 55+ buyers home to paradise offering everything under the sun with a resort style swimming pool, a gym outfitted with an aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, and spa. Lifelong learning opportunities including art programs are taking residents back to class, but when the books are put away, this community heats things up with a band shell area for live music, and Margaritaville inspired cuisine, and cocktails.

New Florida Homes at the Villages of Seloy

Villages of Seloy in the “ancient city” of St. Augustine, Florida, is a beautiful 55+ community set against a historic backdrop of old world ambience, From the moment residents approach the artfully designed gated entrance surrounded by waving palms, and a bubbling fountain, The Villages promises a low maintenance lifestyle rich in amenities, pride of ownership, and the incredible climate Florida is known for. Buyers will find modern condo designs with high end features in a natural setting for a truly carefree way of life.

Located just 30 minutes from Jacksonville, The Villages of Seloy boasts low maintenance homes, and immaculate landscaping. Residents have a the choice of four open floor plans with idyllic layouts for entertaining. Homes start at $254,900 offering 2-3 bedrooms, and 2 baths with spacious two car garages. For an additional cost, 55+ homebuyers can enjoy serene lakefront, or nature preserve views. Geared towards outdoor living, screened patios, and sunrooms are perfect for hosting gatherings, or leisurely evenings taking in a Florida sunset. Classic design features including crown molding, granite countertops, walk in closets, and stainless appliances have a luxurious feel with the practicality of full security systems, energy efficient heating, and cooling, and innovative sun tunnels.

Coming Soon Late 2017 The Grand Monarch Senior Living

Thought single family dwellers had all the fun? Apartment communities have moved up the ladder as a popular housing option for baby boomers, and retirees looking to downsize, or seeking a maintenance free lifestyle. The lock up and leave aspect of apartment living is attractive to snowbirds on the move, and busy 55+ executives who just want to come home, and relax. Six miles from downtown Denver, The Grand Monarch Senior Living in Lakewood, Colorado is gearing up to unveil an amenity rich luxury lifestyle, where Rocky Mountain Views, and limitless activities have prospective residents clamoring to get on the list.

Avenida Partners, the developer behind this exciting 55+ community puts seniors in control of their finances by allowing tenants to choose which services they pay for rather than stretching their budgets for those they don’t. Not your average apartment community, The Grand Monarch boasts luxurious amenities, beautiful modern floor plans, and immaculate garden courtyards. Residents will find high end apartment homes that feature stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and the convenience of a full size washer, and dryer. Thoughtful design details from the flooring, and cabinetry to a private balcony for morning coffee, offer a life of style, and ease of maintenance.

Coming Soon 2018 The Crest of Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia brings vibrant energy to a historic stage, attracting visitors, and 55+ residents alike to experience a lifestyle where the ghosts of yesteryear, and modern amenities coexist. Founded in 1749, this charming waterfront destination on the Potomac River, is just minutes from D.C, and where the beautiful active adult community The Crest of Alexandria will debut in 2018. Named one of the 10 most walkable cities by AAA, and boasting a European ambience with its cobblestone streets, and vintage flair, The Crest defines a 55+ lifestyle surrounded by lush natural beauty, with an urban appeal.

Three premier builders were selected to create a community set apart from the congestion of the city, yet within close distance to services, and entertainment. This peaceful community is located five miles from the Capital Beltway, and will bring active adults closer to nature with tree lined walking trails, gardens, ponds, and outdoor entertaining areas. With home sales expected to start this spring, The Crest will feature single family homes, condominiums, and town-homes that offer the convenience of an elevator system. Single family floor plans will offer a first floor owner suite, two car garages, and private patios. For 55+ boomers, and empty nesters looking to downsize, town-home, and condominiums will offer garage parking, a patio or deck, and option for private storage spaces.