The Splendid Papal Gardens of Castel Gandalfo
The magnificent Barberini Gardens surrounding the papal palace at Castel Gandalfo are an easy day trip from Rome. In centuries past, it t..
Notes on Rewirement: Rewiring the Way You Think About Retirement
Jamie Hopkins has a passion for educating consumers on financial best practices. He came to the American College of Financial Services, a ..
Why I love the MELT Method
I’m absolutely hooked on MELT. I know it will be a valuable part of my fitness routine for years to come. MELT is really a form of self..
Life Lessons from “Happiness is a Choice You Make”
We couldn’t decide whether to put our post on John Leland’s wonderful book in the retirement or wellness section of the blog, so we’re che..
Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Travel Guide
We’ve been going to Costa Rica nearly every year since 2005, and have returned on most trips to one of our favorite beaches anywhere, Manu..
Notes From How Not To Die
Eating for optimum health is certainly part of living The Good Long Life. We don’t follow one diet in particular. We read many of the la..
Living and Eating like Locals in the Ostiense neighborhood of Rome
We fell in love with the Ostiense neighborhood when we made a trip to Rome to celebrate my 50th birthday. We rented the Ostiense Penthouse..
Dealing with Dizziness Related to BPPV
It has been nearly a year that I’ve been dealing with dizziness related to BPPV — Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. It is not a seri..
Ten things we loved on our 10th trip to Tulum
When we first visited Tulum, Mexico in 2005, we stayed in huts on the beach with no electricity. We loved it from the beginning, as we n..
Organizing Your End of Life Legal Documents
One of the things I did to help my parents when they were getting older was to guide them to prepare their end of life legal documents. I..