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Happy Chinese New Year!!

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On January 30, 2014 Comments Off on Happy Chinese New Year!!

2014 is going to get even better for me tomorrow as the Year of the Horse (my Chinese astrological sign) officially begins. Per the Chinese calendar, the 1st… Read More »

We’re OFF to China!

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On January 23, 2014 Comments Off on We’re OFF to China!

Mom and I are off to China today! WOO HOO! 14 hr flight from NY’s JFK airport to Tokyo-Narita, Japan followed by a 4 hour flight to Shanghai,… Read More »

Travel Resolutions for the New Year

In Random Thoughts On January 7, 2014 Comments Off on Travel Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2013 is over and 2014 has begun! By now, you probably have a list of resolutions ready for the new year…. Read More »

Happy New Year!

In Humor On January 1, 2014 Comments Off on Happy New Year!

I have come to the conclusion that it’s not the drink that causes hangovers..it’s the sleep! Because I felt great before I went to sleep!

Have fun tonight!

In Humor On December 31, 2013 Comments Off on Have fun tonight!

May all your troubles during the coming year be as short as your New Year’s resolutions.  🙂   And perhaps more importantly, may none of us end up… Read More »

Merry Everything!

In Humor On December 25, 2013 Comments Off on Merry Everything!

Mary Ellen Chase, an American author considered one of the most important literary figures of the 20th Century, said it best:   Christmas, children, is not a date. … Read More »

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In Contest On December 18, 2013 Comments Off on $100 Amex Giveaway

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Val’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays, Part 2

In Humor, Random Thoughts On December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Val’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays, Part 2

I hope that yesterday’s post inspired you to come up with plans for this year’s gift giving, exercise, and quality family time—and to practice deep breathing for the… Read More »

Val’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays, Part 1

In Random Thoughts On December 4, 2013 Comments Off on Val’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays, Part 1

With Thanksgiving behind us, the “official” holiday madness has begun. Here are my top nine methods for surviving the last weeks of 2013 and making it to the end… Read More »

Today I give thanks for my family

In Random Thoughts On November 28, 2013 Comments Off on Today I give thanks for my family

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – a chance to spend time with friends and family (and friends who have become family). Probably not surprising to anyone reading this,… Read More »