As Baby Boomers, we get caught up in the daily strife of managing our own lives and often those of our children, grandchildren or parents. It often becomes all too easy to dwell on all the stress and not the joys and rewards that come our way.
Can smartphone applications take the stress out of touring alone? Or will it take out the fun? And the discovery?
Now that my definition of "home" has a whole new landscape and mindset, I will take some time to reflect on feelings about the events that have transp...
This morning as I was reading a friend's Facebook post about a "financial reversal" that flew in the face of her expectation for the opposite in her w...
Christy loves all things sugar, but especially pies, cakes and tarts. She blogs about those and more on My Invisible Crown. She adores cheesecake mo...
There are a lot of reasons why I look forward to February. For one thing, my birthday is on the 3rd, but February is also the shortest month of the ye...
Back in the 16th century -- before Christmas became the Santa-fueled spending-spree we all know and love (sort of) courtesy of that other long-reigning queen, Victoria -- the gift-giving extravaganza came at New Year.
This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.
Every American stands on the shoulders of courageous, hard-working ancestors who came here from another country, bringing their cultures with them. Each of us is justifiably proud of our culture and heritage, and we deserve to see them respected, if not honored.
New Years Resolutions. Have you started on them? Have you already quit? What's so great about them anyway? I mean, you're just going to fail, right? I hate resolutions! Well, that's not true.
If you've ever had to visit an ER or doctor in another country, you know how critical it is to have an emergency medical card, and several supplemental documents, with you at all times (or at least in your hotel room).
Are you breathing a sigh of relief that the holiday gift wrapping is cleared away and the Christmas tree is back in the box? I have to admit, I am. I get overwhelmed with so many presents, special food, and partying as we celebrate the abundance in our lives.
Thanks to the Internet and the corresponding information superhighway, it is now possible for children of even moderate means to be able to travel the world, quickly, safely and from the comfort of their own homes, schools or public libraries.
But whoever said positive change has to happen on January 1? After all, every day begins a new year if you count 365 days forward. It's never too late to do something good in 2014.
Sure, you may know you have aviatophobia (fear of flying) or claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), but what about all those other angst-inducing scenarios and situations that crop up when you're living life on the road?
I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.