Friday Humor

In Humor On October 18, 2013 0 Comments

I’m currently reading Billy Crystal’s new book Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys.  The nine-time Oscar host turned 65… Read More »

China Travel Notes (Oct ‘13): The Coolest Views in Shanghai

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Reviews: Shows, Restaurant, Bars, etc. On October 17, 2013 1 Comment

A couple of posts ago, I recommended five things to do in Shanghai, one of which is to soak in the gorgeous city views. Apart from the banks… 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 »

China Trip Notes (Oct ’13): 5 Things to do in Shanghai

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Travel Prep Resources On October 12, 2013 0 Comments

Ask anyone who has either traveled to New York City or is planning to travel there and I’m guessing they can rattle off 10 “must-see” sites instantaneously.  For… Read More »

China Trip Notes (Oct ’13): The Grubb Women and Hats

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Humor On October 8, 2013 2 Comments

I’m currently in China visiting my brother, sister-in-law and their twin 20-month-old daughters and I’ve found one common denominator passed down through the generations: THE GRUBB WOMEN LOVE HATS!    

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 »

China Trip Notes (Oct ’13): Traveling without Mom

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On October 1, 2013 0 Comments

My brother, his wife and my twin nieces live in Shanghai, China and I decided to visit them the first week of October during Chinese Independence  Day (the… 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 »

Mom’s preparations for Russia…..

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Travel Prep Resources On September 24, 2013 2 Comments

I was catching mom up on the Russia trip plans when she ran downstairs (ok, she didn’t run, but she is quite fast with that cane) and came… Read More »

Traveling with Oxygen on an Airplane

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Travel Prep Resources On September 18, 2013 0 Comments

Richard Hine, a blog reader living in NYC, asks this question: “Can my mother, who requires oxygen full-time, travel on an airplane?” I’m delighted to report that yes,… Read More »