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Cash or Credit Cards when Traveling Overseas

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On November 19, 2014 Comments Off on Cash or Credit Cards when Traveling Overseas

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 »

Preparing for a Travel Delay – What to Bring with You

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On November 4, 2014 Comments Off on Preparing for a Travel Delay – What to Bring with You

Whether you’re flying or driving to your destination (or getting there by some other means), here’s the most important piece of advice I can give you for traveling… Read More »

Mom answers “Do you get bored?”

In Need to Know, Random Thoughts, Reader Questions On October 4, 2014 Comments Off on Mom answers “Do you get bored?”

  I received several questions from our Travel with Aging Parents Facebook followers to ask Mom next time I was home.  In Thursday’s post, Mom answers MaryAnn Baca’s… Read More »

5 Tips on How to NOT LOSE IT while Traveling with your Parents

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On September 30, 2014 Comments Off on 5 Tips on How to NOT LOSE IT while Traveling with your Parents

Over the past 20 years, I’ve traveled in excess of 300,000 miles with mom and I won’t kid you, sometimes it can be challenging. After all, we both… Read More »

Travel tips from Samantha Brown

Travel Tips from Samantha Brown at the AARP Ideas@50+ Conference

In Interviews w. Interesting People, Need to Know, Random Thoughts On September 13, 2014 Comments Off on Travel Tips from Samantha Brown at the AARP Ideas@50+ Conference

I’ve always enjoyed watching Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel as she’s one of the few TV hosts that feels authentic and real. She comes across as someone… Read More »

Add PIZZAZZ to a Top 10 list using Riddle!

In Gadgets, Need to Know On August 2, 2014 Comments Off on Add PIZZAZZ to a Top 10 list using Riddle!

How FUN is this?!?!  A new app just launched called Riddle that automatically adds photos and gifs to any list! It’s pretty cool and only takes about 10 or 15… Read More »

Protecting Your Identity while Traveling (Part 1)

In Guest Posts, Need to Know On June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Protecting Your Identity while Traveling (Part 1)

I read a sobering statistic from Erik Knight, a 20-year security veteran: 27 thousand Americans have their identities stolen each day.  Upon further research, victims of identity theft… Read More »

Planes, Canes, and Automobiles

Reader Question: Overcoming a Parent’s Reluctance to Go on Vacation (Part 2)

In Need to Know, Reader Questions On May 27, 2014 Comments Off on Reader Question: Overcoming a Parent’s Reluctance to Go on Vacation (Part 2)

In my previous post on this topic, I offered suggestions to help Lee Ann persuade her reluctant mom to take a trip. For other readers who are in… Read More »

Mom’s Advice from the Indianapolis Children’s Museum: It’s OK to Be a Kid Again!

In Need to Know, North America On May 18, 2014 Comments Off on Mom’s Advice from the Indianapolis Children’s Museum: It’s OK to Be a Kid Again!

The whole family converged on Indiana last weekend for Mother’s Day. One of the highlights of the weekend was riding the Carousel at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum although… Read More »

Reader Question: Overcoming a Parent’s Reluctance to Go on Vacation (Part 1)

In Need to Know, Reader Questions On May 15, 2014 Comments Off on Reader Question: Overcoming a Parent’s Reluctance to Go on Vacation (Part 1)

Today’s question comes from a reader named Lee Ann Hadley. On several occasions her mother has mentioned an interest in going to Hawaii together, but whenever Lee Ann… Read More »