I survived my first ICAST, the fishing industry’s largest tradeshow, and found some great finds for female solo travelers. Ranging from services to gear to fun gifts, here are my top 2017 ICAST finds.
One of my favorite movie lines, “there’s no crying in baseball,” was brought to the silver screen 25 years ago in the film, “A League of Their Own.” If you’re a Gen X-er like me, you’re probably feeling old realizing that classic movie is 25 years old.
“Don’t put your finger on the trigger. Cross your thumbs. Hold it steady. Don’t be scared. There’s nothing to fear,” were the thoughts running through my mind as I picked up a loaded handgun at Shooter’s Paradise gun range in Port Charlotte, Fla.
“What’s it like LIVING in a national park?” is usually the second question people ask after asking, “What is your favorite national park?” when they learn I spent 10 years living and working in America’s crown jewels. “It’s like living with family,” is my response, because it is.
You can help boost girls’ confidence just by sharing what you do like a girl. Have you seen the Always #LikeAGirl video yet? Go do it. Now.
Sitting down with her mother Laura Bush and journalist Soledad O’Brien, Barbara Pierce Bush spoke to the AARP Life@50+ Boston audience earlier this spring discussing how being a president’s daughter shaped her life.
Former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Barbara Pierce Bush addressed civility and life after the White House during AARP Life@50+ in Boston this spring
Amelia Rose Earhart is preparing to take flight in June 2014 to accomplish what her namesake (but no relation), Amelia Mary Earhart, didn’t in 1937, an around-the-world flight.
“It wasn’t a philosophical moment,” Jenna Bush Hager told more than 500 members of the Ringling College Library Association last Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Fla., it was about “a man, his daughters, a stuffed animal and a little joke.”
My question is rhetorical and doubt in my lifetime it’ll change but I just don’t get why women are so mean to each other. I grew up a tomboy. The only girls I had to play with in my neighborhood were my sisters who were a bit younger. Neighborhood kids my age were boys, all four of them plus my brother, and it seemed I always related to boys. I understood them up until our teen years then they morphed into creatures I still don’t understand.
A CNN Alert popped up on my iPhone this afternoon stating: “A stunt plane with a wing walker aboard has crashed at an air show in Dayton, Ohio, according to the FAA.” My stomach sank and I hoped the wing walker wasn’t who I thought it was. Soon after, I received a phone call confirming the worst. Jane Walker, daughter, mother, friend, fiancee and wing walker, was the one who died in the crash today with pilot Charlie...
Walking on the wing of an airplane racing at speeds between 80 and 140 mph seems um, oh, I don’t know. Risky, perhaps? Spectators heading out to the 33rd Annual Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2013, will be treated to the graceful performance of wing walker Jane Wicker. She Answered an Ad Wicker began her wing walking career in 1990 when she answered an ad in the...
Growing up, cheese balls rolled into our home every holiday season when students gave my dad (a teacher) Pepperidge Farm gift boxes. Like the disco ball, the big ole’ cheese ball reminds me of growing up in the ’70s and conjures up images of plaid bell-bottoms, white belts and shag carpeting. Although what’s old is new, some things just shouldn’t be revived but Retro Rad Celebrity Chef Emily Ellyn, a finalist...
Actress and Olympian Geena Davis is one of those people trying to make a difference in how girls and women view themselves. She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media after viewing television programs and videos with her daughter and noticing an imbalance in the roles male and female characters play.
“This was a dream come true,” Carol E. said after completing the heavy equipment challenge course in a yellow CAT 312 Steel Track Excavator with a respectable time of 47 minutes 7 seconds at Bradenton’s People At Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience. Growing up in Chicago, Carol said she would play on the steam shovels when she was a kid and recalls sliding down the large buckets. Since then, she has always...