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Journey To Paradise – Xcaret Eco Park, Cancun

22 April, 2018

Mysterious, enchanting, vibrant. Three words to describe Xcaret Eco Park in Cancun, Mexico. Lush vegetation and ancient archeological attractions will transport you to a world far removed from anything you could ever imagine. When you’re standing in a jungle near a cascading waterfall surrounded by exotic wildlife, and ghosts of a Mayan civilization, you know you’ve reached the end of paradise. Located in the Riviera Maya along more

Thinking About Retiring Off the Grid?

22 April, 2018

Sometimes city life can get a little claustrophobic. Whether you’re dealing with nosy neighbors, obstructed views, or a strict HOA, the desire for more elbow room and the freedom to roam has many empty nesters, and retirees retreating to where the grass is greener- off the grid. To most people, the idea of living off the grid means hunkering down in the middle of nowhere with nothing more than a crackling campfire, but in reality, many have found more

The Artistic Expressions of Grand Rapids Michigan

22 April, 2018

Grand Rapids expresses itself through its many works of art. Beyond what you’d find in a gallery, this industrious mid-western city is a masterpiece for the senses adorned with natural beauty, intriguing sculptural exhibits, and brilliant local talent. From visually captivating botanical gardens, and vibrant downtown murals, to lively art, and music events, Grand more

Tips For a Healthy Spring Makeover

22 April, 2018

With winter behind us, and longer days ahead, the coming months are an exciting time to revisit those January resolutions and kickstart our health goals. As markets become more bountiful, and sidewalks thaw out to make way for running shoes, the energy behind this seasonal shift has an irresistible way of getting us off the couch, and out into the open. From cleaning up our diets to developing a solid routine, our homes aren’t the only ones that more

Discover The Spirit of the Rio Grande

22 April, 2018

Albuquerque, or as locals like to call it ABQ, has a free-spirited character, a vibrant artsy persona, and a centuries-old past. Named one of Sunset Magazine’s best cities to live, boasting more than 310 days of sun, and endless opportunities for recreation and entertainment, stopping to take a raincheck isn’t really on more

Chateau Elan Reinvents Ranch Style

22 April, 2018

Ranch style is the comeback home trend buyers can’t get enough of. A throwback to the 1930’s, this timeless design represents classic Americana, and features a relaxed single-level floorplan that makes it the ideal choice for boomers to age in place, and entertain in style. Anticipated to open May of 2018, Del Webb’s 55+ community of Chateau Elan in Hoschton Georgia, is turning up the volume on the classic ranch with an more

Overture Barrett Opening 2018

27 April, 2017

Is modern, carefree living calling your name? At Overture Barrett, doing more of what you love, and leaving the hard work to the experts is what this vibrant 55+ community does best. Live in a gorgeous apartment that boasts a contemporary elegant design, have access to an endless array of amenities, and enjoy a maintenance free lock it and leave it  lifestyle. Less than ten minutes from the Southern charm of Kennesaw, Georgia, active adults will find historic attractions, more

Resort Style to High Rise: How Do You Decide?

27 April, 2017

Navigating the active adult living housing market is like choosing between your favorite menu items, do you want the swimming pool, your own golf club, or the Friday night happy hour?  Many offer it all, some are simplistic.  Age targeted, or age restricted is a matter of personal preference whether you’d rather be surrounded by your age peers, or hang out with the younger generation. What these lifestyle communities do have in common is nobody’s sitting more

New Hampshire Makes the Honor Roll for Retirees

27 April, 2017

New Hampshire captures the best of New England with its scenic beauty and unbeatable quality of life that has moved it to the number one spot for retirees according to a Bankrate survey. Known for friendly people, and endless recreation, the Granite State has so much to offer active adults with a passion for history, and outdoor living. Newsmax named Enfield, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester the most popular cities in New Hampshire to retire, and with low cost of living, and no more

Master Planned Communities Build Balance

27 April, 2017

Coming home is more than what’s behind the front door. The innovation behind a master planned community takes into account how residents want to live, and play that goes beyond building four walls. Designed with a vibrant, active lifestyle in mind, builders have created these beautiful cityscapes to provide everything from shopping to spa services for the ultimate all-in-one experience.

Unlike a traditional neighborhood that may not have a gym more

Coming Soon! Del Webb Tradition Port St Lucie

27 April, 2017

Find your own corner of paradise along Florida’s sparkling Treasure Coast! Coming soon to Port St. Lucie, Del Webb is getting ready to unveil the latest addition to the beautiful master planned community of Tradition. Currently, the site of eleven neighborhoods and resort style amenities, Del Webb at Tradition will add another touch of class to this 8,300-acre community, and feature single family homes with attached villas built with Del Webb’s signature quality, more

A Happy Home Owner at The Villages of Flowers Mill

29 April, 2016

Tucked away in historic Bucks County, The Villages of Flowers Mill is a beautiful 55+ active lifestyle community within the charming town of Langhorne Pennsylvania. Within easy driving distance to Philadelphia and New York City, this immaculate, gated community gives home owners the opportunity to savor the good life with a wide array of amenities, and never a dull moment!  The Villages of Flowers Mill has won seven Pinnacle Awards by the Association of Home Builders, and features more

A Happy Home Owner at Heritage Ranch, Texas

26 April, 2016

Nestled amongst rolling terrain, and the rural charm of Fairview, is the premier active lifestyle community of Heritage Ranch. This beautiful gated community boasts 575 acres of tree lined nature trails, and ponds, with 1,144 single family detached homes, and villas.  The phrase "everything's bigger in Texas" is the state mantra, and this place is no exception with an impressive array of amenities, and a 24,000 square foot clubhouse complete with gorgeous more

A Happy Home Owner at Frisco Lakes, Texas

15 April, 2016

Nestled amongst rolling terrain, and the rural charm of Fairview, is the premier active lifestyle community of Heritage Ranch. This beautiful gated community boasts 575 acres of tree lined nature trails, and ponds, with 1,144 single family detached homes, and villas.  The phrase "everything's bigger in Texas" is the state mantra, and this place is no exception with an impressive array of amenities, and a 24,000 square foot clubhouse complete with gorgeous more

A Happy Home Owner at Four Seasons at Beaumont

01 April, 2016

From the moment you arrive at the gates of this master planned community, you will witness the craftsmanship and quality of living makes K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Beaumont the place to take your hard earned retirement dreams to.  Located in sunny Beaumont, California - just 30 minutes from Palm Springs, residents can enjoy beautiful weather, and a wide array of amenities.  This active adult living community boasts single story homes with thirteen floor plans to more

Spring Cleaning

01 April, 2016

I love this time of year when the trees are covered in cotton candy pink blooms, and bright yellow daffodils are making their debut.  It's also the time of year when I notice all the dust bunnies in the corners, and the windows that are in dire need of a good scrub.  Spring cleaning always reminds me of Donna Reed sporting a feather duster, and a string of pearls.  There's something about the annual clean that renews the soul, and prepares your home for the more

Don’t Get Lost In Translation

13 April, 2015

Too late to learn a new language? Think again! Most sources will tell you that adopting a foreign vocabulary can only be done during early childhood but this is not the case at all. Not only is it possible, but it can ward off Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  Sometimes I think we're resistant to learning something new as we get older because of the idea of being set in our ways, and somehow our brain has reached capacity.

Many people take advantage of more

Stop and Smell The Roses!

13 April, 2015

Yes, I realize I'm grasping at cliche phrases here, but when has taking in the sweet fragrance of a rose made you feel stressed? Stopping to take a time-out is almost ancient practice. Most of us are maxed out trying to keep up with life's demands, but it's difficult be there for others if we're not taking care of our own needs right?  Try including these simple tips each day to renew your mind and body.  

Aromatherapy:  Essential oils more

Reasons to Unplug

07 April, 2015

In this electronic age virtually everyone is plugged in. The fact that we can instantaneously communicate is convenient,  but our constant need to be connected isn't doing our health any favors.  Emailing while eating lunch? You know who you are!

How many of us complain of tired, burning eyes after a few hours on the computer? The American Optometric Association has diagnosed eye strain due to prolonged exposure to a screen as Computer Vision Syndrome.& more

Benefits of Dry Brushing your Skin

07 April, 2015

Your skin is the first thing people see. It is a reflection of what is happening inside your body, and speaks volumes about your overall health.  Toxins and impurities are excreted through the skin which can be difficult if it can't "breathe."  As we get older the rate in which our skin cells renew slows down making exfoliation even more important. Dry brushing uses a bristle brush made for exfoliation from head to toe in order to remove dead skin and improve more