Did you know that passengers can bid on room upgrades on Norwegian cruise line? I got the opportunity to bid for a room upgrade on an upcoming trip and “won” a balcony cabin for a crazy low price. Continue reading
Caring for elderly parents is not for the faint of heart because you’re a novice in uncharted territory. But when things get tough, you definitely have to be grateful you have your parents (!!!) and remember that many other people would give everything they have to have just one more day with their mom and dad.
Growing up in a small town, I was fascinated by lots of things and wanted the opportunity to experience them all; one of them was sleeping overnight in an airport.
Many people choose a personal word of the year to focus on for 365 days instead of making New Years resolutions. I’ve been doing that for the past few years and think it’s a winning idea. This year, though, one word isn’t quite enough. My one word for 2018 is **Family** paired with three related words …
Love going to the movies but you’re reluctant to pay theater prices and just wait til the movies are on DVD? Now you can see unlimited movies — the latest releases — for just $10 a month with Movie Pass. Continue reading
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Libraries have really evolved! They’re no longer austere public buildings filled with rows upon rows of books and librarians who whisper “Shhh!” Today’s libraries are community centers that offer unique and interesting programs and services for every member of the family. Here’s a list of some of the fun and interesting library activities offered at no charge to patrons in Charleston, S.C. (marked with an asterisk) and a sampling of activities available in other libraries around the country, too. Continue reading
A member of my family, J, is legally blind and can’t drive. She can’t call an Uber or Lyft driver to get around, either, because driver services require passengers to use a smart phone to schedule rides and contact the driver with questions or problems via text. And she can’t see the text. We recently discovered the perfect way for people who don’t use a smart phone or who have vision loss or other disabilities to gain the freedom to go wherever they want using Uber or Lyft — with some human assistance from a handy service called GoGoGrandparent. Continue reading
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Did you know there’s an alternate method to get clean, sleek eyebrows without plucking or waxing? It’s eyebrow threading. Continue reading
Visiting Bulls Island — a pristine, unspoiled island in the Charleston, S.C. area — is an amazing way to spend a day and an adventure you won’t forget.
It’s a great place for walking, sunbathing, collecting shells, photography and visiting the hauntingly beautiful Boneyard Beach. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a team-building event or a fun fundraising event that costs nothing to put on and is a blast for both children and adults, try a Tall Tower contest.
I’ve done it with adults in a work environment several times and it’s exciting for the participants and the audience alike. Continue reading