A Bit More About JohnLoriEh

 

A short self promo and some history.  I started blogging in 2011 at

Is It Possible To See It All

It was decided a few years ago to abandon that site and move on to this one, which was to be more of a personal travel/retirement advice type of site.  Then life took over and this was semi abandoned as well.  Now, after several attempts, I am trying to regain my blog legs and incorporate the thousands of pictures, adventures, stories and videos we have experienced over the past 15 years or so, not to mention our acquired wisdom.  We’ve had quite a run of fun.

Some additional self promo.  As some of my past friends know, we love our music, life’s soundtrack.  I have a separate site, dedicated to nothing but music.  I lean to promotion of Canadian music, but I don’t hold myself to it.  There are many things I bounce around with here, Remembering the ones we lose, artists I’ve found on Twitter and Instagram (among other places) and anything else that touches my ear.  This extravaganza can be found by clicking the link.  Drop by, browse, listen and discover.

The Real Canadian Music Blog

Five Ways To Let Go And Embrace Life

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As we move along life’s path, we forget to let go, to live life.  I read the attached article about one person’s discovery on how to embrace one’s life.  His philosophy is interesting and consists of 5 simple rules.

  1. Quit Something
  2. Take A Risk
  3. Embrace New Ways of Thinking
  4. Be Irresponsible
  5. Stop Putting Your Dreams on Hold

In our life, we have pretty much done all but number 5, and we are working on that diligently.

The article is here

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/22/find-yourself-5-ways-to-let-go-and-embrace-life.html

 

Border Tracking And Your Passport

 

Cozumel, Mexico

This is directed at our Canadian readers.  Recent changes to border tracking now records departures and arrivals of individual Canadian citizens.  What does this mean to those who travel extensively., quite a lot apparently.   It could have an adverse impact on everything from your medical coverage to your pension benefits.  To find out more there is an informative article here

Some Thoughts On Retirement

Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico

I found this article very interesting reading.  It is from Time Magazine and discusses 5 things the author learned when she quit her job and moved to Mexico. She breaks her epiphany down in this way.

  1. Less is more
  2. It is okay to be selfish
  3. It isn’t a race
  4. You don’t have to follow the herd
  5. There’s a big world out there

I think have had some of the epiphanies myself.  At any rate, Elle expands her thoughts in a persuasive way.  A good read that can be found here.

Safe Travels In The Caribbean

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How safe is the Caribbean.  Saw this video on Yahoo, and the headline had some immediate value to me.  Coincidentally, Barbados and St Lucia are two places on the itinerary for our next adventure.  Timely?  I think so.

In reality, we have never felt anything but safe anywhere we have been.  Likely a combination of naivety and good practices.  Every little bit helps.

How To Stay Safe in the Caribbean