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Terra Cotta Warriors at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

In North America On June 3, 2014 Comments Off on Terra Cotta Warriors at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Mom and I were fortunate during my last visit to Indianapolis to attend opening day for the Terra Cotta Warriors at the Children’s Museum. This exhibit was particularly… Read More »

Wheelchair-Friendly National Parks

In Mobility Challenges, North America On May 29, 2014 Comments Off on Wheelchair-Friendly National Parks

As I’ve been researching wheelchair-friendly destinations in the US, it’s been interesting to see which ones earn a spot on my list. As I discussed in previous posts,… Read More »

Good luck to Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing today at the Indy 500!!!

In North America, Random Thoughts On May 25, 2014 Comments Off on Good luck to Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing today at the Indy 500!!!

Growing up in Indiana, the city shut down during the month of May as everyone migrated to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch practice and qualifications in preparation… 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 »

Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

In Mobility Challenges, North America On May 13, 2014 Comments Off on Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

If you’re planning a trip for the winter months and the thought of shivering in Chicago, Boston, or even Washington, DC, has you thinking about staying home instead,… Read More »

Stalking Cherry Blossoms in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

In North America On May 10, 2014 Comments Off on Stalking Cherry Blossoms in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Spring is a magical time of year as I love seeing flowers of all shapes and sizes burst forth and spread cheer after the gloom of winter (and… Read More »

Reader Question: Which Islands to Explore when Visiting Hawaii

In North America, Reader Questions On May 8, 2014 Comments Off on Reader Question: Which Islands to Explore when Visiting Hawaii

I received the following question from Ksenya: Dear Val – I’d like to take my mom and dad (69 and 70, reasonable health) to Hawaii and I’m somewhat… Read More »

Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Washington, DC

In Mobility Challenges, North America On May 6, 2014 Comments Off on Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Washington, DC

Unlike the large metropolises of Chicago and Boston, Washington, DC, has the feel of a small town but all the amenities of a big city. It’s a great… Read More »

Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Boston, MA

In Mobility Challenges, North America On April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Boston, MA

Like Chicago (which I highlighted last week), Boston also has a great reputation among wheelchair-friendly cities. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism website features an incredible amount… Read More »

Springtime Tulips in New York City

In North America On April 26, 2014 Comments Off on Springtime Tulips in New York City

Mom and I love spring as it means TULIPS, our favorite flower! We seek them out wherever we go and springtime tulips in New York City are especially… Read More »