Yoga Doesn’t Have to Be Dull: Amazingly Unique Yoga Classes

Amazingly Unique Yoga Classes

I’ve tried yoga time and time again, and although I know it’s good for you and has health benefits, performing the poses in typical yoga classes just doesn’t grab me. Continue reading

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Treat Your Kids to a Ride on Huge, Automated Stuffed Animals at the Mall

What a Zoo! Huge, Automated Stuffed Animals Roam the Mall

I went shopping recently and saw the wackiest thing! Continue reading

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An Over-50 Blogger’s Perspective on BlogHer15

An Over-50 Blogger's Perspective on BlogHer15

BlogHer15 was an incredible experience and I’m glad I went. Continue reading

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Nine Reasons Why BlogHer15 was Outstanding

Nine Reasons Why BlogHer15 was Outstanding

Just got home from BlogHer15 in New York City — the biggest annual women’s blogging conference in the industry.

It was my first conference, and I was really impressed with the quality of the event and all the planning and thought that went into it.

Here are nine reasons why the conference was first class: Continue reading

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What it Costs to Attend A BlogHer Conference

What It Costs to Attend a blogHer Conference

 

Have you been dying to attend the annual BlogHer conference but the financial outlay is holding you back?

Since I’m super frugal and just got back from BlogHer15 in New York City (my first blogging conference — yay!), thought I’d provide a breakdown of what it cost me. (Spoiler alert: The experience was worth the money!) Continue reading

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Eight Great Reasons to Visit Charleston, South Carolina

Eight Great Reasons to Visit Charleston South Carolina

I think Charleston, South Carolina, is the garden spot of the earth.

And apparently a lot of people agree.

For the third year in a row, Travel and Leisure magazine has named Charleston the top travel destination in the U.S. and Canada — and the #2 spot to visit in the world!

Although the magazine cites Charleston’s gourmet restaurants and upscale hotels as draws, the city has a ton of attractions and activities for people of ordinary means, many of them free.

I’ve been lucky enough to live here for 30 years. When my son was young,  I co-authored a popular book and newspaper column about great places to take children in the Charleston area, so I can vouch for the huge number of awesome family activities available.

Here are 8 great reasons to visit: Continue reading

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12 Ways Drones Are Being Used: Are They Marvelous? Maleficent? Or Somewhere in the Middle?

Drones: Mighty or Menace?

Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) — most equipped with cameras and/or video capabilities, and various sensors  — fascinate me. They’re already being used in lots of unique ways, and the potential for future use grows all the time.

Here’s an overview: Continue reading

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Aerial Yoga: A Fun and Uplifting Experience

Aerial Yoga: A Fun and Uplifting Experience

For a truly unique fitness experience, try an aerial yoga class — stretching and posing using long fabric slings suspended from the ceiling as supports. Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #7: You Live WHERE?

Online Dating Horror Story#7: You Live WHERE?

A number of years ago, I started writing to a man from an online dating site. He seemed nice and we arranged to meet.

During the few “getting-to-know-you” emails that we exchanged before that, I asked what part of town he lived in (since the metropolitan area here is pretty large, and someone in the same general area could end up living almost an hour away).

His response to my question was, “I’ll tell you when we meet.”

Didn’t think much of it at the time and figured maybe he lived somewhere that was hard to describe in a few words. Continue reading

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Why I Love Solo Cruising

Why I Love Solo Cruising

I got hooked on cruises about 20 years ago, and have gone on about 15 or 20 of them since then. In my opinion, it’s the only way to travel!

I started cruising with family, friends and a boyfriend, and, after a breakup with the cruising boyfriend, ended up traveling alone once.

After that, I was hooked on solo cruising.

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