Category Archives: Holiday Destinations for Seniors

Christmas on the Mosel, Germany : Come and enjoy the Christmas Markets

Bernkastel-Kues Nov 19-Dec 21
Visitors come every season to see the amazing medieval Christmas Market in Bernkastel-Kues. The narrow little streets with quaint romantic houses make the perfect setting for a Christmas market.

On Saturday the 5th December 2016, a special Christmas Market highlight will take place, over 100 swimmers plunge into the freezing cold waters of the Moselle, each “armed” with a burning torch in their hand to begin their swim from Kues harbour across the Mosel to Bernkastel. They are followed by oarsmen which accompany the bishop of St. Nicolas standing beneath an illuminated wreath, on a large adorned boat.

Traben-Trarbach Weekends Nov 25-Jan 3
Each weekend from 25 November 2016 to 3 January 2017 the historic wine cellars in Traben-Trarbach will invite visitors on an underground wine trip. Artisans and vendors from the region will present high-quality seasonal decorations, culinary specialities, spa products and antiques.
Among the programme’s attractions are underwater wine-tasting sessions, and a “Classical Christmas” concert.

Stay with us in our newly renovated 1886 vintner’s house in the beautiful town of Urzig and be about 15 minutes drive between these markets. You can also enjoy the medicinal benefits of the thermal waters in Traben-Trarbach;¬¬ just 30 minutes drive takes you to the oldest City in Germany, Trier; a further 30 minutes takes you into the exciting City of Luxemburg.

 American/British owners we will take care of your stay in our home. If you would like details please email me.


Destinations for Great Weather & Healthy Living

It’s almost time for snowbirds to be making plans on where to escape the big chill, or maybe you’re ready to ditch your snow tires for good. Fabulous year round weather means more time enjoying the great outdoors, and getting more movement in, because an active adult lifestyle should be about making the most of your next chapter. For fitness, and mild temps lets find out which states won’t leave you stuck inside.

Oregon might seem like an unlikely choice because doesn’t it rain all the time? While northern parts of the state experience their fair share of moisture, areas east of the Cascade Mountains and Southern regions tend to be on the drier side. Rain or shine, Oregonians love to get out and play whether it’s hiking, getting out on the river, or enjoying a bike ride. According to the United Health Foundation, Oregon came in second to Colorado as one of the country’s healthiest states, with a lower rate of cardiovascular deaths, and physical inactivity. They don’t call this place a Pacific Wonderland for nothing!

Retirement with a Tropical Twist

With summer’s end on the horizon, and cooler weather evoking thoughts of waving palms, and warm sand, escaping to the tropics becomes the ultimate daydream. If you’ve ever taken an island holiday, I’m willing to bet you’ve contemplated boycotting your return flight, and becoming a permanent beach dweller. Spending your retirement years lounging in a hammock, in an exotic paradise can be more than just a vacation, what if you could make it home? So let’s pack our flip flops to discover four island destinations perfect for snowbirds, and retirees.

Caye Caulker, Belize
Surrounded by aquamarine waters west of the Belize Barrier Reef, this five mile long island is rich in wildlife, water recreation, and shoes are discouraged! Empty nesters, and retirees will find shopping, dining, and an affordable lifestyle. Healthy living is a given considering you’ll make any excuse to soak in the outdoors. According to International Living, real estate is budget friendly with home prices as low as $50K.

4 Snowbird Destinations for Active Adults

It can be quite tiresome hanging around snow every winter. Why not consider taking a break from it all and going somewhere warm for a couple of days or weeks? Interested? Here are some of the best snowbird destinations for the active adult.

Summer’s Here – Get on the Road – Enjoy your Country!

Yahoo… it’s time to shed those woolly caps and gloves – get out the straw hats, swimsuits and sunscreen. Yeah! It’s Summertime!! What plans do you have? Do you plan to go aboard, or will you stay at home and enjoy everything the USA has to offer? If you’re stuck as to what you can do this summer, why not consider a road trip?

Interesting Summer Festivals for June

June is a month when thoughts turn to summer travel. If you are making plans to perhaps escape the heat and/or humidity in search of an adventure there are many options [last minute] options to choose from. Some of these options feature very unusual, interesting festivals to enjoy, as well as perhaps learn something about the country you are in. Here are some festivals you may find interesting enough to make you book a tour this June.

Senior European Travel – An Enjoyable Pastime

A holiday is the perfect opportunity to rest our bodies, as well as, our minds. A vacation with your spouse, partner or family can revitalize and energize you like no other. The same is applicable to retired seniors. You can enjoy an active vacation, so that you are all warmed up for a more active life when you come back. So, are you interested in going on vacation this coming summer? Here are some popular European holiday destinations.

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