Caravan Travel


We Have Given In – Caravan Camping Here We Come

Well I never thought I would see the day.  We just bought a caravan. And it looks like we are in good company. With international borders all but closed, many others have opted for caravan travel as well, in lieu of overseas travel.

So, as soon as social distancing restrictions have been relaxed, we will join the many other caravanners who have hit the road.

Friends and family members are avid campers and love taking off in their caravan for a long weekend or an extended holiday.  But we have always argued that the whole exercise of owning a caravan, given the frequently-increasing cost of park fees, simply makes staying in bed-and-breakfasts a more appealing option. 

In addition, up until now we have done our fair share of overseas travel.

But, NOW it is a little different.

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10 Ways to Make Money After Retirement


Earning from Home Ideas

There is no shortage of seniors starting new businesses after leaving their fulltime employment. But what I would like to cover in this article is the type of income-producing activities one can do at home rather than in an office. I’m more interested in researching ways that seniors can make money after retirement by ‘working for themselves’, monetising their hobbies or interests.

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After all, retirees want to be able to enjoy their newfound freedom. They want to be able to go shopping at the drop of a hat. Women want to be free to meet their friends for coffee Monday morning. And guys of course, want the freedom to meet up with their buddies on the golf course mid-week. How is that for stereotypical statements but you get my drift.

Advantages of Making Money After Retirement from Home

If an activity can produce a side income but not get in the way of living the retired life, then all the better.

I like the fact that I can do a digital graphical design at 8pm while watching a movie at home with my husband. The next morning, I can upload it to a t-shirt or a coffee mug and offer it for sale.

I like the fact that I can track the stock market from the table in our caravan while we are exploring a new part of the country.

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And I like that I can do SEO for my blog any time of the day or night.

Friends might drop in for a glass of wine mid-afternoon. No problem. The computer is closed, and socialising takes over.

How to make extra money from home is a question that attracts even more interest than usual, given pandemic lockdowns, social distancing restrictions and budgeting woes.

Many retirees welcome the idea of making a little extra income each week or month. But more often than not, retirees are also looking for a challenge that can add a certain level of structure to their day.  So let’s see what we can come up with that would satisfy both goals.

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Physical Distancing vs Social Distancing During a Pandemic


How are you coping with the new rules of social distancing? For many, this has meant an unexpected dose of isolation followed by a serve of boredom.

So what can we do to fill in the time while we wait for those coronavirus case curves to plateau out?

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Social Distancing Meaning

Before we continue, perhaps we should look at the debate re term usage. Is it ‘social distancing’ or ‘physical distancing’?

Some have said that ‘social distancing’ requires keeping a distance from family and friends which might imply isolation and loneliness. On the other hand, ‘physical distancing’ is a term that can be used to refer to the number of feet or metres that one should maintain as a safe distance from others.

One can adhere to the suggested physical distance from others while still staying in touch with social contacts and family members.

Meaningful Distractions During Lock Down

I must say that when we ‘cross the bridge’ and come out the other side of this pandemic, we can expect to see some gorgeous gardens and some spick-and-span homes, many of them newly renovated. 

But what else can we do with our time?

I am hearing this all the time.

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