Once again the south dominates our list of the best retirement states. We're using a new rating system this year - the states are compared with a point system on 7 different factors. There's even an Excel sheet with the scores that you can customize. The factors include taxes, climate, and the cost of health care insurance.
If there was any doubt about the scenery here, consider that "A River Runs Through It" was filmed near Missoula. A college town (University of Montana), Missoula is a lively place with fantastic outdoor recreation possibilities, including being named a bicycle friendly town.
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Once you start looking there is almost no end to the type of cruises that await your adventurous spirit. You can opt for high adventure in Antarctica, take a music or theater cruise, play non-stop bridge, or travel on a special grandparents cruise. You name your passion, there is probably has a cruise to fit. In this article Pat Kennedy outlines dozens of options with advice on how to find the one that's right for you.
How to find the right cruise
Oxford is used to getting named to lists of the "best" of this or that - Best College Town, Best Small Town, etc. It is home to Ole Miss. The famous writer William Faulkner lived here at Rowan Oak.
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