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Val Grubb New York Times Interview!!

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications On May 23, 2014 Comments Off on Val Grubb New York Times Interview!!

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 Comments Off on Interview: Rick Steves and the Washington Post

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 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 2)

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 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 1)

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 Comments Off on Jane Pauley: Your Life Calling, Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

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 Comments Off on Stay Active, Seniors!

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 Comments Off on Singing Seniors: More on Encore

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 Comments Off on Staying Active Through Song

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 Comments Off on Travel wisdom from commedienne Louis C.K.

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 Comments Off on Martha Stewart’s Travel Advice

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 »