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GUEST POST: “We Thought It Would Be a Cinch” from Kathryn Atkins

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On March 1, 2015 0 Comments

“We thought it would be a cinch”…..famous last words for many of us for sure!  I love today’s guest post for so many reasons. Kathryn Atkins, founder of… Read More »

Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… Read More »

Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… Read More »

AARP – United Nations Briefing Series on Global Aging

In Need to Know, Random Thoughts On February 10, 2015 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending a series of briefings on global aging hosted by AARP International, in cooperation with the office of the UN Focal Point on… Read More »

Getting Diabetes Supplies through Airport Security

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 8, 2015 0 Comments

Beyond airport considerations (which I’ll tackle next), the key to traveling with a diabetic parent is to keep a quick-acting source of glucose with you at all times… Read More »

Preparing for Flight Delays

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On February 2, 2015 0 Comments

In honor of my 7-hour (and counting) delay returning home to NYC after a weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I decided to tackle the critical topic of preparing… Read More »

Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On January 21, 2015 0 Comments

James from Houston sent me the following question: Your blog has inspired me to plan a trip (our first!) with my dad this summer. I want to hire… Read More »

Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On January 21, 2015 0 Comments

James from Houston sent me the following question: Your blog has inspired me to plan a trip (our first!) with my dad this summer. I want to hire… Read More »

My Carry On Must Haves

In Packing Suggestions On December 30, 2014 0 Comments

I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I’m supposed to leave. —Marcus Brigstocke  … Read More »

Cash or Credit Cards when Traveling Overseas

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On November 19, 2014 0 Comments

Tom from North Carolina is taking his father to Italy and he asked: Should I use cash or credit cards when traveling overseas? And what precautions do I… Read More »