As founder and owner of the holiday travel companies, The Last Minute Club and The Wholesale Travel Group, I spent years travelling to exotic places all over the world. As exciting as that was, I constantly dreamed
and planned on early retirement and a more tranquil lifestyle.
In May 2000, my dreams became reality. I sold my companies and retired to a life of lovely, lazy leisure...
Well, it wasn't’t quite what I expected. Tranquil yes, but with no interest in hobbies and tired of roving,
I quickly grew bored and began to re-evaluate what I should do with my new-found time.
Prior to owning travel companies, I bought, renovated and resold Real Estate, an investment interest I
maintained throughout my years in travel. Now was the time to “kick it up a notch” and in 2003,
I went back into Real Estate and loved every minute of it, until the past couple years when inventory
became scarce and prices no longer affordable.
Since 2003 my primary interest was sourcing, designing and selling small city condos, co-ownership
and co-op apartments but...I never stopped my interest in travel and contributed as publisher
for TravelindustryToday.com, a daily online publication for savvy travellers and the movers and shakers
of the travel industry.
I like to believe I learn by my mistakes and knowing full retirement is unfullfilling, now is a good time to
“kick it up a notch” with Travel Industry Today. Hence, spring 2020 the publication is launching an
additional consumer edition for delivery every Friday.
Real estate and travel are complimentary interests, particularly with aging baby boomers,
most who want to travel and escape the brutal winters of Canada.
In order to 'have it all' the average retiree or snowbird requires a multi residential plan. Financial
managers are fantastic at helping us save our money but we need advice on how to spend it too!
One of the most significant things I learned while travelling, was how to travel light and live large in
small spaces - to be creative and manage with fewer possessions. I am intrigued with, and have
studied extensively, the concept of compact living and downsizing without compromising
comfort or luxury.
My first-hand knowledge includes - downsizing – which definitely doesn't mean downgrading, financial
strategies that work, choosing space to suit your needs, creative solutions for space making
and storage renovations to enhance your home - choices that reflect your lifestyle - and lots more!
I'll be converting this website to a blog about whatever excites me. Travel, real estate, home share,
snowbird interests, retirement strategies and I welcome you to continue to follow me.