Adventure Travel: Destination Unknown

This post is sponsored by Heineken®. Are you into adventure travel? Heineken® is giving people the chance to take part in their campaign “Voyage”, where people are dropped into an unknown destination. I couldn’t even imagine doing something like this, but I guess there are much more adventurous people than me. I’m a planner. I need to know my destination, my route, the place I’ll stay and other details. Boring, right? But imagine being chosen to go somewhere with just the basic necessities. You may go by helicopter or motorcycle. Your whole world is turned upside down (completely … [Read more...]

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Eating on the Road {Guest Post}

I just got back from a ten day Southern California road trip with my three children and there’s no question in my mind that the most difficult moments revolved around food. I mean, you’d think it would be easy when we’re living in hotel rooms and having to find palatable food at such wonderful places as Disneyland or Shelter Island in San Diego. I pay attention to the quality of what my children eat and definitely seek to eat healthy myself, aiming more for fresh fish, salads and other lighter foods rather than bacon cheeseburgers and yet another pizza. Still, I don’t feel like the food … [Read more...]

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How to Avoid an Awful Road Trip

A road trip should be a time to bond as a family as you travel together. But, when your patience is tested during traffic, feeling bored or uncomfortable, it can become a nightmare. This can lead to arguing, crying, yelling and whining.  And it can happen to all of us, unless you follow these tips to avoid an awful road trip: Use a GPS – Getting lost is one of the most annoying parts of driving. It’s at least 10 times worse when you’ve been in the car for days on end. The heck with maps, because the person reading the directions to the driver will be the brunt of the anger. (Trust me.) Use … [Read more...]

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How To Keep Elderly Relatives Safe While You Travel

This is a sponsored post. I need a vacation. As the caregiver of my mother, getting away for at least a few days, helps relieve stress. At the same time, it causes me stress. I worry about my mother’s safety I’m gone.  But, there are ways to be sure that your elderly relatives are safe while you travel. Before I travel, I prepare. My mother’s home is filled with groceries, especially easy to prepare meals. I can’t forget cat food too! I make sure her prescriptions are up to date and either find a ride for her doctors’ appointments or cancel them. The most important of all, I inform … [Read more...]

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Steel Pier Plans More Fun

Some of you have read about my childhood summers spent in Atlantic City. The Steel Pier was a big part of those summers. I recently remembered that I saw my first concert – Herman’s Hermits - in the Marine Ballroom there with my sister who is 11 years older than me. Early in June, during the Jersey Love trip, I had a choice of attractions to visit. Of course, I choose the Steel Pier. I felt like I a child again being at this site of so many memories. Another day of rain didn’t keep me and other bloggers away. We started our tour indoors with the co-owner, Anthony Catanoso. At a table … [Read more...]

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