Thursday, August 30, 2007

Casa Monica in St. Augustine a great choice for a late summer trip

The Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine is a "can't miss" for baby boomers thinking of heading to Florida soon. The hotel, while on the expensive side, is worth every penny. Located in Florida's most historic city, The Casa Monica is part of the Kessler Collection and a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.

There's plenty of walking around, trolley tours, and sightseeing to do in St. Augustine, but whatever you do, DON'T MISS this... right inside the hotel. 95 Cordova has one of the best filet mignons on the east coast of me.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Your key to first class low cost airline tickets

School is back in session in most parts of the country and that can only mean one thing...boomers like you who have been hibernating all summer to avoid the crowds are ready to take that long awaited and much needed trip. Maybe you even want to do it why not fly first class but dirt cheap this time! is a site my wife has been playing with for a while. We read about it in this article in Fast Company and we've been hooked ever since. will help you find little known airfare option known as the "Y-up fare". Besides the silly name, these fares can save you hundreds off of normal first class fares. While they won't be as low fare as coach, we've found them to be a happy medium. Give it a try!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Insuring Your Second Home

Here is an article from The New York Times Online that reiterates some of the main themes of the Homeowners Insurance chapter of my "for Boomers" books.

The main tips:
1) Start shopping for insurance early in the home buying process.
2) Do plenty of research.
3) Don't forget about flood insurance.

Continue reading:
Insuring Second Homes - New York Times

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thinking Florida? Be sure to check out On Top of the World

Wanted to let all Boomers on the Move readers know about this great community in Central Florida...

When you’re On Top of the World you’ll discover truly unsurpassed, active adult living in scenic Ocala, Florida. Amid gently rolling hills, magnificent horse farms, majestic oak hammocks and crystal clear springs, On Top of the World Communities brings every homeowner Excellence Above All...conveniently located in central Florida near Tampa and Orlando. We have choices and amenities you won’t find anywhere else.
Keep reading... or Visit Community Website

Monday, August 13, 2007

New UF Hurricane Simulator

The University of Florida has introduced a new hurricane simulator unlike anything that has been available before it. The $500,000 machine can simulate the force of a Category 1 through Category 5 Hurricane with the flick of a switch. Continue reading about the UF simulator...

Texas Tech has a Wind Science and Engineering Research Center whose website is worth checking out as well if you are interested in hurricane research.

While researching this post I found two hurricane simulators that you and I can use to see the types of damage different levels of hurricanes can cause. One is on the National Geographic website and the other is through the Associated Press. Check them out and let me know what you think.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Forbes ranks three Carolina cities "most affordable"

If you're a baby boomer thinking of retiring to the Carolina's or buying a second home there, you won't only be choosing a great location, but it might make sense financially. Forbes just ranked three Carolina cities "most affordable" as far as real estate is concerned.

My next book, Carolinas for Boomers due out later this year will give you all the information you need to find a place and buy in the Carolinas.

Read more:
Forbes ranks Raleigh as 12th most affordable real estate market - Triangle Business Journal: