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Travel With Friends: My Umbrian Holiday

“I’m kidnapping you to Italy and this time I’m not taking no for an answer,” my college roommate Pat announces. Pat bought a vacation house in Umbria, Italy eight years ago, but my husband Marc and I have never visited. We aren’t able to travel together much because we have a developmentally disabled son. “You …

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5 Travel Tips for Midlife Adventurers

There comes a time when you realize you are now middle-aged. After the initial shock and discomfort, you hopefully accept the fact that you should do what you always wanted to do because your time is running out. There might be a divorce, a separation, a career change, depression, the empty nest syndrome and menopause. …

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10 Things to Know About Working Out on Vacation

When we go on vacation, exercise sometimes gets pushed aside. Leah Nyfeler explains what happens and how to make exercise work for you while you are away from home. Read more from Leah on her blog. Ah, summer. One of life’s greatest pleasures is checking out from the daily grind and spending quality time at …

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7 Things That Will Make Your Cruise Smooth Sailing

Cruising? It’s never too early to start planning your dream cruise. We had a wonderful experience cruising to Alaska on Princess Cruises. We made our reservations five months in advance of our departure which was plenty of time to save money, make adjustments, explore excursions, and get excited for our trip. Once on board, we learned quickly which decisions really …

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