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Staying Active Through Song

In Cruises, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 17, 2013 0 Comments

A month after I launched this blog, I came across an article (in the “New Old Age” blog on the New York Times website) about community chorus groups… Read More »

Adjusting your Activities (and Expectations) when Planning a Trip with Mom or Dad

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Travel Prep Resources On December 3, 2013 0 Comments

I’ve received several questions on the Travel with Aging Parents Facebook page which I’ll be addressing over the next couple of blogs.  One question came from MarshaB –… Read More »

Packing Prep (Part 1): Medical Supplies

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On November 14, 2013 0 Comments

I noticed when mom turned 76 or 77, she started having challenges packing her suitcase for our trips together. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way in… Read More »

Martha Stewart’s Travel Advice

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Random Thoughts On November 7, 2013 0 Comments

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women (although I’ve lived in NYC for 16+ years,  I was born and raised in… Read More »

INTERVIEW (Part 2): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Travel Prep Resources On October 31, 2013 0 Comments

Welcome to the second part of my interview with Dr. Douglas Zeiger, a travel medicine specialist! (See part 1 of our interview here.) I’ve found his medical advice invaluable… Read More »

INTERVIEW (Part 1): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On October 29, 2013 0 Comments

I recently received this question from a reader: “What is a travel medicine specialist, and why should I see one?” A visit to a travel medicine specialist (also… Read More »

GUEST POST – Travel with an elderly parent is possible, and also quite fun!

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Travel Prep Resources On October 24, 2013 0 Comments

Pam LeBlanc does more exercise before breakfast than I do in a week!  She is truly a fitness inspiration and her story of how to plan a trip with her… Read More »

Travel Medical Insurance: Yea or Nay?

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 15, 2013 0 Comments

A reader asks, “Is it a good idea to purchase travel medical insurance for international travel?” First, don’t assume that your usual health insurance will provide adequate coverage… Read More »

How to Keep Moving Even When You’re Strapped into an Airplane Seat

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 4, 2013 2 Comments

Long plane rides can be fun. The movies, the snacks, the interesting seatmates . . . you never know what might happen! But flights can also have downsides—particularly when… Read More »

GUEST POST – Traveling with Dad and his Dementia

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On September 27, 2013 0 Comments

For anyone whose parent is suffering from dementia, Jeannette’s stories of traveling with her dad are quite inspirational!  It made me feel “lucky” as I’ve only had to face… Read More »