Over 50

Over 50? Yep, that’s us. We both retired from our first careers (Ginny was a corporate CFO in steel and tire companies and Jeff was a political science professor for 25 years and then did a stint as a newspaper and magazine editor) and we’re spending our retirement enjoying our beautiful Florida home and traveling near and far. Since we both love writing, we write our monthly Simply Smart Travel column for our readers. Thanks for being one!

Birmingham Civil Rights District

Learning From a Road Trip: Our Civil Rights Odyssey

Cooped up in and around greater Sarasota Florida for what seemed like a covid-dictated eternity and with a brand new […]

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corona virus

Travel in 2021

Simply Smart Traveling in 2021 We Are Not Out of the Woods Yet But We’re Seeing a Clearing in the […]

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Road Trip 2020

Here are our tips for taking a road trip.

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Hurricane Irma

Fleeing Hurricane Irma-An Unexpected Find

  Fleeing Irma: Planning Pays Off Even When It is Hurried Cedartown, Georgia Fleeing A Hurricane, Finding Southern Hospitality We […]

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   A Spectacular Drive On California Highway 1 From Jenner To Point Lobos

   Drive California’s Spectacular Pacific Coast Highway With Jeff and Ginny Orenstein of Simply Smart  Travel California is a gorgeous […]

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Casa de Suenos

St. Augustine’s Fabulous Casa de Suenos Bed & Breakfast

  When respected St. Augustine innkeepers Joe and Margaret Finnegan of the highly-rated St. Francis Inn launch another bed and breakfast […]

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Travel Tips For The Over 50 Set

Boomers On The Move: Travel Tips For The Over 50 Crowd It may be a cliché, but the oft-heard observation […]

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Savvy Over 50 Travelers

Tips, Trips and Tid-Bits for the Savvy Over-50 Traveler. Why are there so many over-50 travel companies and tour operators? […]

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Welcome Aboard! Rail Travel

Rail Travel There is something special about railroads and travel by train. From riding tourist trains in an open car […]

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