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Val Grubb New York Times Interview!!

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications On May 23, 2014 4 Comments

SO excited to share with everyone that I was interviewed by the New York Times last week and it’s scheduled to run in the Travel section of this… Read More »

Interview: Rick Steves and the Washington Post

In Interviews w. Interesting People On March 15, 2014 0 Comments

During an interview with the Washington Post, travel author and host Rick Steves talks about taking his mother out to concerts and other social events even after she… Read More »

Assisted Vacation

INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 2)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Mobility Challenges, Travel Prep Resources On February 20, 2014 0 Comments

As our family members age, mobility limitations and health issues can present new challenges to traveling. That’s not to say that travel with aging parents is impossible under… Read More »

Assisted Vacation

INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 1)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Mobility Challenges, Travel Prep Resources On February 19, 2014 0 Comments

INTERVIEW (Part 1): Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation I’ve been traveling around the world with my mom for two decades. During that time we’ve visited Australia, England, China,… Read More »

Jane Pauley: Your Life Calling, Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

In Random Thoughts On January 12, 2014 0 Comments

Let me start off by saying that I’m a big fan of fellow Hoosier Jane Pauley.  From a very young age, I remember my parents watching her on… Read More »

Stay Active, Seniors!

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 19, 2013 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I shared my conversations with Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken about their experiences conducting for Encore Creativity for Older Adults. This inspiring chorus program welcomes… Read More »

Singing Seniors: More on Encore

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 18, 2013 0 Comments

In yesterday’s post, I discussed Jeanne Kelly’s motivation for starting Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Here’s a snippet from one of Encore’s recent rehearsals—a sneak peek of what… Read More »

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 »

Travel wisdom from commedienne Louis C.K.

In Humor On December 1, 2013 0 Comments

I saw Louis C.K. perform in person earlier this year.  To be honest, I was a bit skeptical as I find his show rather hit or miss 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 »