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Roman Holiday

By John Thomson on Jun 2, 2017

Hollywood idols Gregory and Audrey may have had the run of the place in the 1950s, but we found modern Rome packed with people; try as we may, we couldn’t always escape the hordes. Read more...


How to Grow Young

By W.K. Edwardson on May 25, 2017

Some people believe Bucket List is an overused phrase. Call it what you will but it translates into a lifetime of hopes and dreams, and checking them off one by one is a whole lot of fun. Read more...


Horse Assisted Hiking in the Rainbow Range

By Estelle Noakes on Apr 3, 2017

Some adventures call out to the heart and feed the soul and this was one of them. I had glimpsed the magical landscape of the Rainbow Range, about 400km west of Williams Lake, during a short hike in 1996 and yearned for over 20 years to return and explore further into the heart of these painted mountains, preferably by horseback. Read more...


Pas de Deux

By James Ellsworth on Feb 1, 2017

David Roland and Amalia Schelhorn continue to dance through life. They both had distinguished careers in ballet as “youngsters,” performing as principal dancers in several leading classical roles. Read more...


Slow boat to Alaska and Asia

By Jim Couper on Jan 3, 2017

Never had we been on a ship for 27 straight days. Never had we sailed with Celebrity. Never had we taken a slow boat, or any other transport, to China, Japan or Korea. And never had we taken a cruise in which 10 of the first 11 days were spent at sea. Read more...


The Kick Ass Women of Silver Star

By Patti Shales Lefkos on Dec 1, 2016

Silver Star Mountain Resort, its village perched at 1,609 metres, only 20 minutes above the Okanagan Valley city of Vernon, boasts 131 downhill runs, 105 kilometres of groomed cross country ski trails in conjunction with adjacent Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and 16 kilometres of snowshoe trails. A perfect playground for kick ass Silver Star seniors. Read more...


Free Fall!

At age 60, I decide to parachute out of a plane. It would be a fun adventure to skydive, so I make reservations at the nearest licensed facility. Read more...


7 Tips to Stay Active Over 55

By Lorne Marr on Oct 26, 2016

Fitness can be challenging for everyone and, at a certain point in your life, it may feel like you’ve missed the boat. But, as long as you take the proper steps, and are truly committed to living an active life, there is no age limit. Below there are seven tips to help you get out and get active. Read more...


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