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Easy and Tasty Labor Day Weekend Barbeque Ideas

Easy and Tasty Labor Day Weekend Barbeque Ideas

It is time to put away the bikinis and board shorts and sunscreen and pull out coats, scarves, and hats. The Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, and if you have decided on a barbeque to celebrate the end of the summer, here are a few ideas for a tasty Labor Day weekend barbeque.

Grilled Steak Burgers with Port Wine Spread

This is a tasty Labor Day weekend treat that will have your neighbors and friends coming back for more every year. All you need are well-grilled and seasoned patties, Ciabatta bread, melted cheese, and a port wine spread. The port-wine spread can be made by heating 1 tbsp of olive oil and adding shallots and cooking for 1 -2 minutes under medium heat. Pour in the wine once translucent and add beef base and water after a quick boil. Stir. Simmer the mixture for 20 – 25 minutes and remove from heat and cool once the mixture has thickened. Mix this slowly into mayo and place in a container and refrigerate until ready to use. Season beef patties and grill and place in Ciabatta bread and serve hot. Yummy!

Top Canadian Provinces for Expats

Our neighbors to the north are blessed with drop-dead gorgeous scenery and storybook destinations that make you want to buy all the cozy scarves and pack your bags. Whether you’re considering becoming an ex-pat, or you’re already lucky enough to call Canada home, these destinations are a must-see for active adults who love the outdoors and a culturally rich lifestyle.

Prince Edward Island
The backdrop to the beloved Anne of Green Gables stories, Prince Edward Island PEI, is Canada’s smallest province with postcard-worthy views, exquisite beaches, and plenty of offerings for the 55+ outdoor enthusiast. Waving meadows, sea cliffs, and majestic lighthouses make for irresistible scenery, and high-end eateries and shopping are only a small part of the island’s charm. Walking, and bike trails are perfect for nature lovers, and locals say safety is one of Prince Edward Island’s strong suits.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo On the Mexican Caribbean

To really spice up your Cinco De Mayo holiday, or elevate your summer vacation plans, imagine sipping a margarita on a sunset cruise, fishing for the ultimate catch in the Riviera Maya, or snorkeling among breathtaking coral reefs. To experience paradise like never before, a luxury trip to Marina La Bonita in Cancun Mexico is a beach getaway with the volume turned up to an unforgettable level. From a variety of water sports, and tours, to incredible food, Marina La Bonita focuses on providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience while protecting the environment and gives guests the A-Lister treatment.

senior couple at ski resort

Winter Sports To Challenge Your Inner Olympian

All eyes are on the 2018 winter games, and as we watch global talent compete for the medal, it’s inspiring many of us to get out on the snow, and ice, to try it out ourselves. While quadruple toe loops, and freestyle ski acrobatics are probably best left to the pros, there are still plenty of high intensity winter sports that older adults can get in on. Boomers love a fitness challenge, and it’s not surprising that gyms, and ski resorts are finding the majority of their clientele to be 55 or better, so if you’re needing a reprieve from your stationary bike routine, these Olympic inspired activities will have you going for the gold.

Skiing
Boomers are still hitting the slopes with the same vitality as did decades before, and they’re not losing momentum. Driving through fresh powder is exhilarating and challenging even for the seasoned ski enthusiast, but if you’re thinking of trying it out, it’s never too late to start. Programs like Bumps For Boomers in Aspen Colorado are designed by fellow boomers to offer ski instruction, and physical conditioning for older adults either new to the sport, or wanting to get back into shape, and improve their stamina. As an added incentive, Seniorsskiing.com lists more than 100 ski resorts that offer free, or heavily discounted ski passes to 50+ folks ready to push their edge.

Ways to Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

Ways to Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

While the lines at See’s Candy are wrapped around the block, and local florists are in a frenzy of ribbon, and rose petals, this very loving time of year could be spent giving back, and spending time with friends. You don’t have to be hitched to celebrate Valentine’s Day, in fact not being committed to a dinner reservation gives you the freedom to use your talents, and connect with those around you. Get creative this year with some heartfelt ways to show you care.

Start a Singles Group

Live in a 55+ neighborhood? With all the social clubs many offer, why not start a group for singles? It’s an amazing way to meet new people, and share exciting activities. Mix it up once and a while and get together for a dance class, wine tasting, or try a new restaurant. Even if sparks don’t fly, socializing with fellow singles is the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends, and share something in common.

Make Your Resolutions Successful

How many of you spent New Year’s day jotting down a list of goals, and intentions for 2021? Good for you! There is no better time to make changes for the better, and get your life on track. As we creep into the middle of January, maybe some of those items fell off the radar or didn’t happen at all but that’s ok. Get that list out again, and instead of beating yourself up for what “failed,” focus on those things that you know are realistic, that you can start today.

What NOT to Gift Grand Kids this Christmas

What NOT to Gift Grand Kids this Christmas

The gift-giving season is upon us once again. One of the greatest traditions, and one that brings us closer to our grandkids, is the tradition of gift-giving. This is part of the magic of Christmas. You don’t have to buy the most expensive gift for your grandchild. Instead, the gift just needs to be thoughtful and given with plenty of love. But, no matter what, here are a few gifts you really should NOT gift your grandkids this Christmas.

Bring Global Flavors to Your Holiday Table

Bring Global Flavors to Your Holiday Table

For most of us, fond holiday memories revolve around food. Familiar recipes we create again and again take us back to our early days. With December finally, upon us, there’s no denying that holiday magic is the air filling our homes, and hearts with childlike anticipation. What makes this time of year truly beautiful is how we converge on a global level, sharing traditions as old as time with our families, and friends. Embracing the many cultural celebrations taking place across all over the world not only bridges the gap in a diverse society, but helps us learn more about one another, and the culinary heirlooms that make the holidays so deliciously festive.