Ticket Giveaway to Celebrate Cathay Pacific’s New Boston to Hong Kong Route
Oct31

Ticket Giveaway to Celebrate Cathay Pacific’s New Boston to Hong Kong Route

Love Asia? Then here’s some exciting news from the World’s Best Airline. Cathay Pacific Airlines recently announced a new route from Boston to Hong Kong commencing May 3, 2015! The premium airline offers the most nonstop service to Hong Kong and beyond, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark, and San Francisco.

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Stay Healthy While Traveling: Exercise, Rest and Nutrition
Oct15

Stay Healthy While Traveling: Exercise, Rest and Nutrition

I’m not sure if it’s true about an apple a day keeping the doctor away, but I do know a strong immunity wards off illness during my travels. Sure, traveling is fun, but it could also be the recipe for getting sick. Part of keeping my immunity strong is getting plenty of rest, enough exercise, and ensuring I’m feeding my body the right vitamins and nutrients. In a world of processed foods and as I get older, I’m more conscious of what...

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Pack These Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses from ICU Eyewear for Your Summer Vacation
Jul22

Pack These Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses from ICU Eyewear for Your Summer Vacation

No matter where the road leads you this summer, pack along these groovy Light Blue Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses by ICU Eyewear. Aren’t they retro-fab?

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Travel to Virginia: Staunton is Cute as a Button
Jul10

Travel to Virginia: Staunton is Cute as a Button

Heat from the donut radiated through the to-go container and warmed my hands as I watched vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped topping melt together to create a divine sundae. How did it taste? Oh, boy. Sinfully delightful. I mean, a sundae anchored with a freshly-made donut? How could it not be delicious? Earlier this spring I was on a quest to discover Old School Virginia and that tasty memory of a heavenly donut and...

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Health & Beauty Review Plus a Giveaway: Viva Labs Krill Oil & Sea-Monkeys!
Jul09

Health & Beauty Review Plus a Giveaway: Viva Labs Krill Oil & Sea-Monkeys!

Viva Labs, formerly Everest Nutrition, is offering my readers a giveaway of a one month supply of Krill Oil and I’m tossing in a family of Sea-Monkeys! Why am I talking about Krill Oil when this is a travel blog?

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Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet
May20

Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet

My feet never knew life could be so good until I slipped on a pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk shoes, the perfect travel shoe for my adventures.

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Adventures in Dining at The River and Rail in Roanoke, Virginia
May13

Adventures in Dining at The River and Rail in Roanoke, Virginia

There’s nothing I enjoy more than when a meal ends up being a dining adventure. I savored one of those foodie experiences last month in Virginia at The River and Rail, a southern Bistro in the historic South Roanoke neighborhood. It was one of those standout experiences where I witnessed the marrying of flavors and textures I didn’t know possible as they playfully danced on my taste buds.

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Research Family Heritage on Ancestry.com then Plan Your Vacation
May12

Research Family Heritage on Ancestry.com then Plan Your Vacation

I recently read an article about what’s on people’s travel bucket list and “researching family heritage” was one of the top activities. Rather than visiting a travel planning site during your first step in planning a family heritage trip, give Ancestry.com a try. You may be surprised by what you find.

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Doing Good at the Greater Boston Food Bank during AARP’s Community Day of Service
May11

Doing Good at the Greater Boston Food Bank during AARP’s Community Day of Service

Before attending Life@50+, I thought I knew what AARP was about. I thought it was an organization where members 50 years old or older flashed their AARP membership card at select businesses to receive AARP discounts. I read their informative magazine called AARP the Magazine and I know the organization looks after the interests of their membership.

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Travel to Ireland: Feeling Small at the Cliffs of Moher
May09

Travel to Ireland: Feeling Small at the Cliffs of Moher

Spend any amount of time in Ireland and you’ll discover the Irish are brilliant storytellers. Folklore and true tales have been passed through generations and if you have an open ear, hear these tales from your taxi driver, new pub mates, random folks on the street, and of course, your tour guide. I explored Southwest Ireland with Paddywagon Tours and discovered how they serve up a heaping bowl of fun storytelling to complement the Emerald Isle’s stunning scenery.

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I Dream of Summer Road Tripping in Cooler Climes with Best Western
Apr21

I Dream of Summer Road Tripping in Cooler Climes with Best Western

I dream of summer road tripping in cooler climes with Best Western. Why? Spring has sprung yet here in Southwest Florida high humidity causing frizzy-hair days and that why-did-I-shower-this-morning feeling have already kissed my unmanageable locks. The arrival of spring also means I can see the end of what’s been a very busy and intense winter season at my day job.

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Travel Gear Review: High-Tech nio Tag Keeps Tabs on Luggage, Smartphones
Apr08

Travel Gear Review: High-Tech nio Tag Keeps Tabs on Luggage, Smartphones

Having my iPhone lost or stolen while traveling would be one of the worst things I could imagine. I’ve come to rely on it for mapping, travel itineraries, contact database and of course, as a form of communication. Losing my camera would be the second worst thing. Well, guess what? There’s an app, and a Bluetooth-powered security tag called the nio, to prevent these things from happening.

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AARP 2014 Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Boston, May 8 – 10
Apr01

AARP 2014 Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Boston, May 8 – 10

Next month I’ll get a bigger taste of what’s in store for me in the next chapter of my life as I join thousands of others attending the AARP 2014 Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Boston, May 8 – 10.

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Review: Ooh, La, La. The J’adore Voxbox from Influenster
Mar25

Review: Ooh, La, La. The J’adore Voxbox from Influenster

Just after Valentine’s Day the J’adore VoxBox from Influenster arrived in an over-sized pink box. A VoxBox is filled with complimentary products for trendsetters and social media influencers to sample and share their impressions. Each box is themed and this one contained Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask, HERSHEY KISSES Milk Chocolate, John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray, Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes and Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas.

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How Do I Love ME? Let Me Count the Ways with Wild Ophelia
Feb08

How Do I Love ME? Let Me Count the Ways with Wild Ophelia

How do I love ME? Let me count the ways with Wild Ophelia’s Valentine’s Day hearts filled with chocolate. Take an American road trip by checking out these flavors, New England Style Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Bites and Tart Cherry Caramel Milk Chocolate Bites.

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